Grants for Artists

Artist Support Grants

$500 – $2,000 project grants to artists administered through local arts councils.
Deadlines vary by region.
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Folklife Apprenticeships 

The North Carolina In These Mountains Appalachian Folklife Apprenticeship program supports 12-month apprenticeships in the folk and traditional arts of the many cultural communities within North Carolina’s Appalachian Regional Commission counties. The apprenticeship program application will focus on the traditional folk arts and culture of North Carolina’s Appalachian communities as part of the In These Mountains project sponsored by South Arts. 2024 applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2024.
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Folklife and Arts Administration Internship 

This three-month internship provides intensive, directed training and experience with the Arts Council's Folklife program and its statewide networks. The intern may also have opportunities to work with the N.C. Arts Council’s Artists and Organizations team and the Communications and Marketing team. 2024 applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on March 4, 2024.
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North Carolina Heritage Awards

Since 1989, the North Carolina Heritage Award has honored our state’s most eminent traditional artists and practitioners. Recipients of the Heritage Awards range from internationally acclaimed musicians to folks who quietly practice their art in family and community settings.
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Artist Fellowships (Paused)

$10,000 fellowships to support the creative development of N.C. artists.