Applications Open for Grants to Support the Work of NC Artists

Raleigh, N.C. (July 30, 2020) — Artists in all disciplines are eligible to apply for grants to support their professional and artistic development through a program of the North Carolina Arts Council.

North Carolina’s statewide network of local arts councils is accepting applications for the new Artist Support Grants program. The list below provides deadlines that have been announced.

“The Artist Support Grants program responds to the impact of the pandemic by ensuring that artists and the state’s arts infrastructure have the resources needed to help our state make a strong social and economic recovery,” said Wayne Martin, executive director of the Arts Council.  

Emerging or established artists will be able to apply for grants supporting a range of professional and artistic development including the creation of work, improvement of business operations, or expanding capacity to bring work to new audiences. Artist fees are also allowable expenses under the new program.

Artists in all disciplines are eligible to apply, although deadlines vary by county. To learn more about the Artist Support Grants and where to apply in your region, click here.   

 
Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank and Perquimans Counties
Application Deadline: Pending
 
Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Martin, Tyrrell and Washington Counties
Application Deadline: October 30, 2020
 
Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow and Pamlico Counties
Application Deadline: September 11, 2020
 
Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Northampton, Vance and Warren Counties
Application Deadline: October 1, 2020
 
Edgecombe, Greene, Nash, Pitt, Wayne and Wilson Counties
Application Deadline: September 11, 2020
 
Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender Counties
Application Deadline: Pending
 
Alamance, Durham, Orange and Person Counties
Application Deadline: September 14, 2020
 
Chatham, Harnett, Johnston, Lee and Wake Counties
Application Deadline: October 1, 2020
 
Cumberland, Hoke, Robeson, Sampson and Scotland Counties
Application Deadline: September 30, 2020
 
Caswell, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin Counties
Application Deadline: September 30, 2020
 
Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford and Randolph Counties
Application Deadline: October 4, 2020
 
Anson, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Stanly and Union Counties
Application Deadline: September 30, 2020
 
Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga and Wilkes Counties
Application Deadline: Pending
 
Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Iredell and McDowell Counties
Application Deadline: Pending
 
Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg and Rowan Counties
Application Deadline: October 1, 2020
 
Avery, Madison, Mitchell and Yancey Counties
Application Deadline: October 5, 2020
 
Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Polk, Rutherford and Transylvania Counties
Application Deadline: September 30, 2020
 
Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Jackson, Macon and Swain Counties
Application Deadline: September 30, 2020
 
About the North Carolina Arts Council
The North Carolina Arts Council builds on our state’s longstanding love of the arts, leading the way to a more vibrant future. The Arts Council is an economic catalyst, fueling a thriving nonprofit creative sector that generates $2.12 billion in annual direct economic activity. The Arts Council also sustains diverse arts expression and traditions while investing in innovative approaches to art-making. The North Carolina Arts Council has proven to be a champion for youth by cultivating tomorrow’s creative citizens through arts education. www.NCArts.org