Grants for Artists

Artist Fellowships

$10,000 fellowships to support the creative development of N.C. artists.
Next deadline: November 1, 2018 for songwriters, composers, and writers (playwrights, prose writers, screenwriters and literary translation).


Mary B. Regan Community Artist Residency Grants

$12,500 to support innovative artist-in-residence projects in North Carolina communities.
Next deadline: March 15, 2018


Regional Artist Project Grants

$500 – $2,000 project grants to artists administered through local arts councils.
Deadline and contact information updated each summer.


Folklife Internship

A three-month internship for applicants who have completed at least one year of graduate study in folklife or related fields (ethnomusicology, anthropology, history, etc.) or have experience with traditional arts and culture. Deadline is in early March of each year.


Folklife Apprenticeships

The Folklife Program is partnering with South Arts’ In These Mountains: Central Appalachian Folk Arts & Culture initiative to offer two Folklife Apprenticeships in 2019, 2020, and 2021 to eligible traditional artists in Appalachian Regional Commission counties. Folklife Apprenticeships support an experienced mentor artist and an apprentice for a year-long intensive learning experience in a shared traditional art form. Participants must be 18+.
Next deadline: March 4, 2019 for the June 2019-June 2020 apprenticeship period.