2018 Five-County Regional Artist Grant Applications Now Open

Individual artists must live in Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph, or Rockingham counties, and focus on visual, performing, literary, or interdisciplinary arts

Applications due by 5 pm on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Greensboro, N.C., September 15, 2017 — ArtsGreensboro announced today that applications are available for the 20187 Regional Artist Grant program, which ArtsGreensboro administers on behalf of a consortium of five counties—Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph, and Rockingham. Funding for this program is provided by the North Carolina Arts Council and matched by participating Arts Councils in the five counties.

The application is available online at: http://theacgg.org/grant-programs/regional-artist-project-grants/

Regional Artist Grants provide support to help exceptionally talented visual, performing, literary, and interdisciplinary artists pursue projects that further their professional artistic development. To be eligible, artists be at least 18 years old and must have lived in their county for the year preceding the submission of their application. While the grants are available to artists at all stage of their careers, artists who are currently enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or academic certification programs in their art forms may not apply. Artists who received a Regional Artist Grant over the last three years (i.e., 2015, 2016, or 2017) are not eligible.

Applicants must submit artistic work samples and provide a narrative case for support. Eligible artistic disciplines include:
• Music,
• Dance,
• Visual arts,
• Film/video,
• Drama, and
• Literature.

Regional Artist Grants provide important financial support for artists across the five counties. In 2017, 12 artists received a total of $18,000 in grants from this program. This cooperative effort fosters relationships between regional arts councils and also encourages networking among artists across counties.

Find further details and application forms at www.artsgreensboro.org/grant-programs/regional-artist-project-grants/; completed applications are due by 5 pm on November 15, 2017. Applications will be reviewed by a volunteer panel and evaluated on:
• Artistic excellence,
• Professional commitment to his/her art form,
• Contribution of the proposed project to the artist’s professional development, and
• Feasibility of the proposed project.

Please contact ArtsGreensboro Grants Manager Chip Berry at grants@artsgreensboro.org, with any questions or to review applications before final submission.

Notification of awards will be made in January 2018, with the final report due to ArtsGreensboro by January 15, 2019.
About ArtsGreensboro: As an arts council and community catalyst, ArtsGreensboro connects the citizens of central North Carolina to the arts through a variety of programs and services. Through the years, ArtsGreensboro has awarded more than $22 million in grants to arts organizations and projects, and currently supports approximately 70 grant projects annually. From saving the historic Carolina Theatre and creating downtown’s Cultural Center, to co-producing the National Folk Festival’s first-ever residency in North Carolina, ArtsGreensboro is working to make Greensboro a vibrant destination for work, live and play. artsgreensboro.org