Deadline for N.C. Arts Council Artist Fellowships is Nov. 1

Raleigh, N.C. (October 3, 2019) — The North Carolina Arts Council will accept applications for the 2020–21 Artist Fellowship awards for choreographers and visual, craft, and film/video artists through Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.

The Artist Fellowship program, now in its 40th year, supports creative development and the creation of new work for artists in North Carolina. The fellowship award is $10,000.

Guidelines can be found at North Carolina artists who have been year-round residents of the state for at least a year immediately prior to the application deadline may apply. Students are not eligible.

The N.C. Arts Council’s fellowship program is one of the country’s premier programs for artists support and is also the foundation of the Arts Council’s support for artists, including the regional artist program grants, Creative Capital workshops, North Carolina Heritage Awards, and the Mary B. Regan community artist residency grant.

Applicants will submit the Artist Fellowship application electronically using an online application system. Complete details about the fellowship are available on the Arts Council home page at Click “Apply Now. Artist Fellowship Deadline is Friday, Nov. 1” or call 919.814.6500.



About the North Carolina Arts Council

The North Carolina Arts Council builds on our state’s long-standing 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.


About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. NCDNCR's mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state's history, conserving the state's natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette's Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C. Zoo, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please visit