2016 Regional Artist Grant Applications Available

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 Monday, November 16, 2015

Greensboro, N.C., October 9, 2015 — ArtsGreensboro announced today that applications are available for the 2016 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.

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 live in one of the five counties. 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., 2013, 2014, or 2015) are not eligible.

Applicants must submit artistic work samples and provide a narrative case for support. Eligible artistic disciplines include:

  • Music (both classical and contemporary),
  • Dance,
  • Visual arts (painting, photography, sculpture, and pottery),
  • Film/video,
  • Drama, and
  • Literature.

Regional Artist Grants provide important financial support for artists across the five counties. In 2015, 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/rapg/; completed applications are due by 5 pm on November 16, 2015. 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 Grants Assistant Jo McKinnon at JMcKinnon@artsgreensboro.org or at 336-373-7523, x245, with any questions or to review applications before final submission.

Notification of awards will be made in January 2016, with the final report due to ArtsGreensboro by January 15, 2017.