WHO: Arts Councils of Cherokee, Haywood, and Jackson counties,StecoahValleyArtsCenter
WHAT: Regional Artist Project grant ofWestern North Carolina, information at www.haywoodarts.org
WHEN: Application Deadline, November 1, 2012
WHERE: Mail application and documentation to: RAP go WNC,PO Box 2212,CullowheeNC28723
Regional Artist Project Grants Available
The Regional Artist Project grant of Western North Carolina(RAP go WNC) is available for the 2012-2013 year. RAP go WNC is a partnership between the Arts Councils of Cherokee, Haywood, andJackson counties, theStecoahValleyArtsCenter, and the North Carolina Arts Council.
RAP go WNC provides financial support to developing professionals by funding a project that is pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. Regional artist applicants are talented individuals pursuing careers in the arts who have completed the basic education in their respective art forms. RAP go WNC is intended to fund a particular project that will conclude by June 15, 2013.
Eligible artists must be at least 18 years of age, cannot be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program, must be a current resident of one of the participating counties, and must have maintained residency there for one year immediately preceding the application. Previous award winners are ineligible to apply in consecutive years.
Grant awards generally range from $250-$500 and may be used by artists for a variety of purposes including: cost of presenting work for exhibits and/or auditions; training costs or tuition; travel, promotional materials, work facilities and equipment; and, the production of new work. Applications are reviewed by judges and a selection review panel from all four counties.
Grants are partially funded by the North Carolina Arts Council in partnership with the local agencies. Information and applications are available from the participating organizations as follows: Cherokee, 828-361-9584, firstname.lastname@example.org; Graham, 828-479-3364, beth@StecoahValleyCenter.com, Haywood, 828-452-0593, email@example.com; and Jackson, 828-507-9820, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are available online at www.haywoodarts.org.
Applications and appropriate documentation material must be mailed to RAP go WNC, PO Box 2212, Cullowhee NC 28723 by November 1, 2012. For an application or for more information call your county’s arts organization.