DEADLINE IS FRIDAY OCT 6TH
Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson and Macon Counties
to Offer Grants to Regional Artists
Waynesville, N.C., September 29, 2017 – The Haywood County Arts Council is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Regional Artists Project Grants (RAPG) through October 6, 2017. The grants will fund artists in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson and Macon counties at any phase of their professional development. Grants may cover equipment purchases, professional development training, marketing, and more. Projects must occur between December 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018. The deadline for applications is Oct. 6. Grantees will be notified by Oct. 31. For application information, visit www.haywoodarts.org/regional-artist-project-grant. In the west, grant awards to artists generally range from $500 to $1,200 and follow a competitive application and review process.
The Haywood County Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. The Regional Artists Project program is managed through a partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council and local arts organizations throughout western North Carolina working as a consortium. Consortium partners include the Art League of Highlands-Cashiers & the Greater Plateau, Cherokee County Arts Council, Clay County Historical & Arts Council, Haywood County Arts Council, Jackson County Arts Council, and the Stecoah Valley Arts, Crafts & Educational Center, Inc. Since 1985, the North Carolina Arts Council has provided funds for the Regional Artists Project program to support professional artists. The regional consortium of western North Carolina arts partners matches the N.C. Arts Council to create a pool of funds for the artists.
For more information, contact Lindsey Solomon, RAPG program administrator at 828-452-0593 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017-18 REGIONAL ARTIST PROJECT GRANTS INFORMATION
Regional Artists Project Grants
Workshop: August 30, 5:30 p.m. – HAYWOOD COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL
86 N. Main Street, Waynesville, NC
This Regional Artist Project grant (RAPG) is funded by the Art League of Highlands-Cashiers & the Greater Plateau, Cherokee County Arts Council, Clay County Historical & Arts Council, Haywood County Arts Council, Jackson County Arts Council, and the Stecoah Valley Arts, Crafts & Educational Center, Inc., with matching dollars from the North Carolina Arts Council.
Grants in this consortium are available to artists in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, and Macon counties. Both individual artists and small, unincorporated groups of collaborating artists (i.e., guitar duo, jazz quartet, bluegrass band) are eligible. An artist must have residence in the region for at least one year to be eligible. Previous RAPG recipients must wait two years before being eligible to reapply. Projects must take place between December 2017 and June 2018.
To apply for funding, fill out the following application and return to the Haywood County Arts Council at 86 N. Main Street, Waynesville, NC. Mailed applications should be sent to Haywood County Arts Council, P.O. Box 306, Waynesville, NC 28786. The deadline for submissions is October 6, 2017. If you have questions, email email@example.com.
artists from eligible counties may apply:
Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson and Macon
DEADLINE – 5:00 p.m. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016
for a funding period of December 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017
All applications are due to the Jackson County Arts Council mailbox located inside the Jackson County Library Complex.
drop off or mail to:
Jackson County Arts Council
310 Keener Street
Sylva, NC 28779
Regional Artist Project Grant 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 eligible 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 sponsorship 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 Western North Carolina regional consortia consists of arts councils from Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood and Jackson 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.
The Jackson County Arts Council serves as lead for the Western 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 the Jackson County Arts Council at, RAPG@jacksoncountyarts.org.
*Subject to overall dollar limits for the region.