The Regional Artist Project Grants are awarded to individual artists throughout eastern NorthCarolina in 29 counties, and is a grants program partially funded by the North Carolina Arts Council. This grant is not applicable to organizations.
Eligible artists include North Carolina residents who have resided in eastern North Carolina for at least 2 years in the following counties: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties. Artists can include musicians, dancers, filmmakers, actors, literary artists, as well as visual artists. The average grant award is between $500 and $1,000.
There will be three regional workshops in eastern North Carolina. Dare County Arts Council will be hosting a workshop on Thursday, July 7 at 5:30PM. The Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge will be hosting a workshop at Emerge Gallery on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 5:30PM. Craven County Arts Council will be hosting a workshop at the Bank of the Arts on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 7:30PM. Any resident of eastern North Carolina may attend the workshops. These are all free. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP for any of the workshops.
2015-2016 Regional Artist Project Grantees
Gabrielle Freeman, Pitt County, Literary
Megan Oteri, Wilson County, Literary
Matt Amante, Pitt County, Visual
Andy Denton, Pitt County, Visual
Erika Eagle, Pitt County, Visual
Mi-Sook Hur, Pitt County, Visual
Daniel Kariko, Pitt County, Visual
Charles Mumford, Greene County, Visual
Wyatt Speight Rhue, Onslow County, Visual
Joshua Allen, Pitt County, Music
Martha Brown, Pitt County, Film
2014-2015 Regional Artist Project Grantees
Jonathan Burger, Pitt County, Sculpture
Susan Fecho, Edgecombe County, Print/Collage
Lisette Fee, Pitt County, Metals
Jeremy Fineman, Pitt County, Ceramics
Robin Haller, Pitt County, Textiles
Lisa Robinson, Pitt County, Print/Collage
Teal Darkenwald, Pitt County, Dance
Scarlette Rouse, Duplin County, Wood
John Hoppenthaler, Beaufort County, Literature
Brian Heim, Wayne County, Music
Deadline date for the Regional Artist Project Grants is September 9, 2016.
DUE DATE: SEPT. 9, 2016 to the
Emerge Gallery & Art Center
404 S. Evans St.
Greenville, NC 27858
or you can drop it off to your local Arts Council. Please check with them as to the closing time on September 9th.
Regional Artist Project Grants Facts & Guidelines
Regional Artist Project grants are awarded to artists in all disciplines on a regional basis through a competitive application and review process. The grant awards are funded by the North Carolina Arts Council and by a regional consortium of local arts councils. Regional Artist Project grants support professional artists at any stage in their careers to pursue projects that further their artistic development. Grant awards to artists generally range from $500 to $1,000. Types of fundable projects include:
- Creation of a new work
- Purchase of equipment
- Professional development workshops
- Travel support for expenses associated with participating in a professional exhibition or conference
- Development or updating promotional materials – websites, brochures, DVDs, and CDs
Regional consortia match a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council at least dollar for dollar to create the pool of grant funds. The North Carolina Arts Council grants funds to the regional consortia by weighing the history and breadth of artist demand in the region, and the amount of the proposed artist match, among other factors. The average grant to artists is between $500 – $1000.
The Eastern North Carolina regional consortia consists of arts councils from Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties. Each arts council may contribute a portion of its Grassroots funds to support the Regional Artist project program.* Matching funds may also come from other public and private sources, including foundations and trusts, preferably from within the region.
Participating consortia promote the grant opportunity to the artists in their region, set specific regional guidelines in accordance with Arts Council guidelines, appoint a selection committee made up of arts professionals with expertise in disciplines under review, and facilitate the selection and award process. North Carolina Arts Council staff advises each regional consortium and attends selection panel meetings.
Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge serves as lead for the Eastern North Carolina Regional Consortium, and receives the Regional Artist Project grant applications, schedules regional training sessions for artists, and manages the grant selection process. For more information, contact Holly Garriott, executive director, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, email@example.com, (252) 551-6947 or Jeff Pettus, Senior Program Director for Artists & Organizations, North Carolina Arts Council, firstname.lastname@example.org, (919) 807-6513.
*Subject to overall dollar limits for the region.