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Regional Partnership Grant Program

Regional Artist Project Grant Program 
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.

The Regional Artist Project Grant Program is open to all disciplines. 

•    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 previous two calendar years are not eligible to apply.

The deadline to apply for a 2019 Regional Artist Project Grant is Noon on Friday, September 28, 2018.

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). 

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 link below.

Click HERE for 2020 guidelines and frequently asked questions.