Regional Artist Project Grants

Regional Artist Project Grants Programs FY 2018-19

This program, funded by the N.C. Arts Council, provides the opportunity for regional consortia of local arts councils to award project grants to artists in their regions. These grants support professional artists in any discipline and at any stage in their careers to pursue projects that further their professional development. Types of fundable projects include:

  • Creation of new work
  • Purchase of equipment and materials
  • Professional development workshops
  • Travel support for expenses associated with a professional opportunity such as participating in an exhibition or a conference
  • Development or upgrading of promotional materials such as brochures, DVDs, CDs, and websites

Grant amounts vary from region to region. Statewide, they range from $300 to $5,000, though most grants are between $500 and $2,000. A list of participating counties, deadlines for each region, and a primary contact for each consortium appears below. Regions are listed from west to east.


Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga and Wilkes Counties

Primary Contact:
Jane Lonon
Ashe County Arts Council
Phone: (336) 846-2787
E-mail: jane@ashecountyarts.org
Web: www.ashecountyarts.org

Application Deadline: September 14, 2018

 

Avery, Buncombe, Madison, Mitchell and Yancey Counties

Primary Contact:
Janelle Wienke
Asheville Area Arts Council
Phone: (828) 258-0710
E-mail: janelle@ashevillearts.com
Web: ashevillearts.com

Application Deadline: October 12, 2018

 

Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson and Macon Counties

Primary Contact:
Leigh Forrester
Haywood County Arts Council
Phone: (828) 452-0593
E-mail: director@haywoodarts.org
Web: www.haywoodarts.org

Application Deadline: October 5, 2018

 

Henderson, Polk and Transylvania Counties

Primary Contact:
Patty Smyers
Arts Council of Henderson County
Phone: (828) 693-8504
E-mail: acofhc@bellsouth.net
Web: www.acofhc.org

Application Deadline: August 2018

 

Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly and Union Counties

Arts and Science Council (of Charlotte/Mecklenburg County):
Liz Fitzgerald
Phone: (704) 335-3261
E-mail: liz.fitzgerald@artsandscience.org
Web: www.artsandscience.org

Arts Council of Lincoln County:
Deanna McGinnis
Phone: (704) 732-9044
E-mail: artslincolnnc@gmail.com 

Arts Council of York County:
Debra Heintz
Phone: (803) 328-2787
E-mail: heintzd@yorkcountyarts.org

Cabarrus Arts Council:
Noelle Rhodes Scott or Stephanie Griffin
Phone: (704) 920-2787
E-mail: noelle@cabarrusartscouncil.orgStephanie@Cabarrusartscouncil.org

Cleveland County Arts Council:
Shearra Miller
Phone: (704) 484-2787
E-mail: shearra@ccartscouncil.org

Gaston Arts Council:
Kim George
Phone:(704) 853-2787
E-mail: director@gastonarts.org

Iredell Arts Council:
Rogelio Calvo 
Phone: (704) 873-6100
E-mail: mail@iredellartscouncil.org

Rowan Arts Council:
Lesley Pulliam 
Phone: (704) 638-3100
E-mail: rowanarts@visitsalisburync.com

Rutherford County Arts Council:
Matthew McEnnerney 
Phone: (828) 245-4000
E-mail: rutherfordarts@mac.com

Stanly County Arts Coucil:
Renee VanHorn 
Phone: (704) 982-8118
E-mail: stanlycountyartscouncil1974@gmail.com

Union County Community Arts Council:
Barbara Faulk 
Phone: (704) 283-2784
E-mail: uccac@aol.com

Application Deadline: September 28, 2018

 

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba and McDowell Counties

Primary Contact:
Kathy Greathouse
United Arts Council of Catawba County
Phone: (828) 324-4906
E-mail: kgreathouse@artscatawba.org
Web: www.artscatawba.org

Application Deadline: September 2018

 

Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin Counties

Primary Contact:
Dara Silver
The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County
Phone: (336) 722-2585
E-mail: dsilver@intothearts.org
Web: www.intothearts.org

Application Deadline: September 28, 2018

 

Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham Counties

Primary Contact:
Chip Berry
ArtsGreensboro
Phone: (336) 373-7523
E-mail: grants@artsgreensboro.org
Web: www.artsgreensboro.org

Application Deadline: November 19, 2018

 

Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange and Person Counties

Primary Contact:
Margaret DeMott
Durham Arts Council
Phone: (919) 560-2720
E-mail: mdemott@durhamarts.org
Web: www.durhamarts.org

Application Deadline: September 21, 2018

 

Franklin, Johnston, Vance, Wake and Warren Counties

Primary Contact:
Brandi Neuwirth
United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County
Phone: (919) 839-1498 ext. 205
E-mail: bneuwirth@unitedarts.org
Web: www.unitedarts.org

Application Deadline: April 2, 2018

 

Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson and Scotland Counties

Primary Contact:
Adrienne Trego
Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
Phone: (910) 323-1776
E-mail: adriennet@theartscouncil.com
Web: www.theartscouncil.com

Application Deadline: October 2018

 

Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne and Wilson Counties

Primary Contact: 
Holly Garriott 
Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge
Phone: (252) 551-6947
E-mail: holly@pittcountyarts.org
Web: www.pittcountyarts.org

Application Deadline: September 7, 2018

 

Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender Counties

Primary Contact:
Rhonda Bellamy
Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County
Phone: (910) 343-0998
E-mail: rhonda@artswilmington.org
Web: www.artswilmington.org

Application Deadline: August 15, 2018