Regional Artist Project Grant

Regional Artist Project Grant FY17

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

DOWNLOAD RAPG FY16 APPLICATION HERE

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.