Grants for Artists

Artist Support Grants
$500 – $2,000 project grants to artists administered through local arts councils.
Deadlines vary by region.
View details on the Artist Support Grants

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 2022, 2023, and 2024 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+. Deadline is in early May of each year.
View details on the Folklife Apprenticeship.

Folklife Internship 
A three-month internship for applicants who are undertaking graduate or undergraduate 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. 
View details on the Folklife Internship.

Artist Fellowships (Paused)
$10,000 fellowships to support the creative development of N.C. artists.

Mary B. Regan Community Artist Residency Grants (Paused)
$15,000 to support innovative artist-in-residence projects in North Carolina communities.

Grant Application Assistance
North Carolina Arts Council staff are here to assist with grant applications. Visit our application assistance page for resources and grants staff contact information. 

For accessibility questions or accommodation requests, please contact the North Carolina Arts Council's Arts in Education Director & Accessibility Coordinator, Kathleen Collier, at or 919-814-6515.

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