Grants for Artists
Regional Artists Project Grant
The Regional Artists Project program is managed through a partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council and 29 local arts councils throughout Eastern North Carolina working as a consortium. Counties include 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.
Wayne County Regional Artist Project Grant Recipients:
Brian Heim - musician - 2015
Nicholas Cole - musician - 2013
Priscilla Best - storyteller - 2012
Brenda Behr - painter - 2011
EASTERN N.C. ARTS COUNCILS SEEK APPLICATIONS FOR REGIONAL ARTIST PROJECT GRANTS
Artists in 29 counties are eligible for the regional awards
The Regional Artist Project program is managed through a partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council and 29 local arts councils throughout eastern North Carolina working as a consortium. Counties include 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.
Residents in these counties are eligible to apply for grants that provide financial support to artists in all disciplines, such as visual art/craft, music composition, film/video, literature/playwriting and choreography/dance, and at any stage of their career. Types of fundable projects include the creation of new work, purchase of equipment and materials and professional development workshops. Complete funding guidelines and applications are available online at http://pittcountyarts.org/artists/grants/regional-artist-project-grants.
Since 1985, the state Arts Council has provided funds for the Regional Artist Project program to support professional artists. The regional consortium of eastern North Carolina arts councils matches the N.C. Arts Council to create a pool of funds for the artists. In the East, grant awards to artists generally range from $500 to $1,000, and follow a competitive application and review process.
Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge serves as administrative arts council for the Eastern North Carolina Regional Consortium and manages the application and review process. Applications must be received no later than Friday, September 9, 2016 to the Pitt County Arts Council, located at 404 S. Evans St., Greenville, NC 27858 or can also be delivered to your local arts council, Arts Council of Wayne County, 102 N John Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530 by 5pm.
Grants for Organizations
Grassroots Arts Grant
Each year the ACWC applies for an NC Arts Council Grassroots Grant. Grant amounts are based on a county's population and funding for grants, provided by the state legisture. The ACWC has been named a Designated County Partner which means that it must subgrant 50% of its funds to local arts and community organizations for art projects and programs. The remaining 50% of the Grassroots funds go to support the Arts Council's programs.