ArtsGreensboro today announced the award of twelve grants totaling $18,000 through its five-county Regional Artist Grants.

The Regional Artist Grant program is designed to support exceptionally talented visual, performing, literary, and interdisciplinary artists at all stages of their careers. Funding allows the recipients to pursue projects that will further their professional artistic development. ArtsGreensboro coordinates the Regional Artists Grant program on behalf of a consortium of five counties: Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph, and Rockingham. Funding is provided by the North Carolina Arts Council and matched locally by participating Arts Councils.

This year ArtsGreensboro received 38 applications with requests for more than $72,000 in funding. The twelve awards were made for projects that will take place throughout 2017.

“ArtsGreensboro is privileged to coordinate the Regional Artist Grant program for five counties,” said Tom Philion, ArtsGreensboro President and CEO. “Funding from these grants gives artists the opportunity to focus on their own professional development—something that is often difficult for artists to undertake on their own.”

The grant recipients and their projects include:

For more information about ArtsGreensboro’s Regional Artist Grant program and other grant programs, please contact Director of Development Chip Berry at 333-373-7523, x243, or visit The deadline for the next round of Regional Artist Grants will be November 2017.