Artist Support Grants/RAP-G

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Artist Support Grants to Replace Regional Artist Project Grants for One Year

The North Carolina Arts Council understands the important role artists contribute to the vitality, unity and resiliency of our communities. NCAC has established the Artist Support Grant (ASG) as a one-year regional grant program to support individual artists during and following the COVID-19 pandemic.

This program builds upon the former Regional Artist Project Grant (RAP-G) and provides the opportunity for our regional groups of Arts Councils to award project grants to artists in Caldwell, Burke, McDowell, Catawba, Alexander and Iredell counties. The program will fund professional and artistic development for emerging or established artists to create work, improve their business operations, or bring their work to new audiences. Artists are eligible for an ASG this year, even if they received a RAP-G award within the last 2 years.

Grants support professional artists in any discipline and at any stage in their careers to pursue projects that further their professional development. Types of fundable projects include:

  • Creation of new work.
  • Purchase of equipment and materials.
  • Professional development workshops.
  • Travel support for expenses associated with a professional opportunity such as participating in an exhibition or a conference.
  • Development or upgrading of promotional materials such as brochures, DVDs, CDs, and websites.

For complete details, please click the button on the right for the ASG press release. Spanish versions are available upon request.

Application Deadline: 5pm on October 1, 2020
Award Notifications: November 13, 2020
Project Period: January 1, 2021-June 30, 2021
Final Reports Due July 15, 2021

2020-2021 Caldwell County Artist Support Grant Recipients

Joseph Bigley - sculpture

Keith Smith - playwriting

Richard Wright - pottery