Regional Artist Project Grant Program 


Overview: Regional Artist Project Grants provide an award for individuals and groups of unincorporated artists to pursue projects that further enhance their artistic development by attending a professional development experience or purchasing/renting a piece of equipment. Click here for more details.

Eligibility:  The Regional Artist Project Grant Program is open to all disciplines. Additionally,

·Applicants must be a permanent resident of the region (e.g., have resided for a minimum of twelve (12) months prior to the deadline) of one the following counties: Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Lincoln, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly, Union, or York (SC). 

·Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and a US citizen or permanent resident.

·Applicants and recipients may not enroll in, or be currently enrolled in, an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting program during the time their funded project is in progress.

Please note: Artists on the staff of one of the participating arts councils OR artists who received a Regional Artist Project Grant within the last 2 calendar years (Projects that took place on or after January 2014) are not eligible to apply.

Deadline: The deadline to apply for a 2017 Regional Artist Project Grant has passed. The deadline to apply for a 2018 grant will be posted on this page in the summer of 2017. Unfortunately, applications for 2017 can no longer be accepted. See more here.

Maximum Grant Amount: Artists may ask for a maximum of $2,000.  Only one application per individual will be accepted annually. 

Match Requirement: Matching funds are not required.  However, if the cost of the request exceeds the maximum grant amount, the applicant must show additional funding source(s). 

Request: Regional Artist Project Grant dollars must be used to support a single purpose. In most cases, this means support for a single item - workshop or conference fee, taking a master class, purchase or rental of a piece of equipment or supply materials. In some instances there may be shared or related expenses that are also legitimate. For example, attendance at a conference AND travel costs to attend; or a major piece of equipment AND a necessary additional component (a saw AND a blade).  If you are unsure if you can use grant funds for a specific expense, please see the ineligible costs listed in the Frequently Asked Questions or contact your local arts council.

Click here to continue a previously started application.