Regional Artist Project Grants

Overview: Regional Artist Project Grants provide an award for individuals and groups of unincorporated artists to pursue projects that further enhance their artistic development by attending a professional development experience or purchasing/renting a piece of equipment. Click here for more details.

Eligibility: The Regional Artist Project Grant Program is open to all disciplines. Additionally,

  • Applicants must be a permanent resident of the region (e.g., have resided for a minimum of twelve (12) months prior to the deadline) of one the following counties: Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Rutherford, Union, or York (SC).
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and a US citizen or permanent resident.
  • Applicants and recipients may not enroll in, or be currently enrolled in, an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting program during the time their funded project is in progress.

Please note: Artists on the staff of one of the participating arts councils OR artists who received a Regional Artist Project Grant within the last 2 calendar years (2010 and later) are not eligible to apply.

Deadline: Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 12:00 noon.

Maximum Grant Amount: Artists may ask for a maximum of $2,000.  Only one application per individual will be accepted annually.

Match Requirement: Matching funds are not required.  However, if the cost of the request exceeds the maximum grant amount, the applicant must show additional funding source(s).

The request must be for a single item – a workshop or conference fee, taking a master class, purchase or rental of a piece of equipment or supply materials.  If you are unsure if you can use grant funds for a specific expense, please see the ineligible costs listed in the Frequently Asked Questions or contact your local arts council

Frequently Asked Questions:
Click here to link to the full program guidelines and frequently asked questions.

How to Apply: All applicants are required to apply through our online application system. This year's deadline has passed. Please check back by July 1, 2014 for the next deadline information. 

Grant Recipients Links:

Log-in to the Online System
Guidelines and logos to Acknowledge ASC Support
Policies Referenced in Grant Contract

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