Artist Support Grant 2021

 

ARTIST SUPPORT GRANT PROGRAM FY 2021-22

This program, funded by the N.C. Arts Council, provides the opportunity for regional consortia of local arts councils to award project grants to artists in their regions. These grants support professional artists in any discipline and at any stage in their careers to pursue projects that further their artistic and 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

Artist fees are also allowable expenses under the new program. Grant amounts vary from region to region. Statewide, they range from $300 to $5,000, though most grants are between $500 and $2,000. Projects must be completed by December 31, 2022. A list of participating counties, deadlines for each region, and a primary contact for each consortium appears below. Regions are listed from west to east.

Residency- Artists should have lived continuously in the region in which they are applying for at least one year prior to the consortium's application deadline. An applicant must be at least 18 years old and either a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident alien. The consortium may require proof of residence and status. Artists who live in more than one region should apply only where they spend most of the year. All members of a collaborating team must be North Carolina residents, live in the region in which they are applying, and meet the other eligibility requirements. Resumes for all team members documenting residence should be included with the application. 

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LIFT Grant 

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) is please to announce its open call for the LIFT-Early Career Support for Native Artists program, a one-year award and early career support program for emerging Native artists to develop and realize new projects. The program's main focus is to provide financial support and professional development to artists whose work aims to uplift communities and advance positive social change. 

Eligible applicants must be individual Native artists working in dance/choreography, fiction/poetry writing, film/video, multi-disciplinary arts, music, performance art, theater and screenplay writing, traditional arts or 2D & 3D visual arts. Artist applicant must be an enrolled member or citizen of a federally-recognized or state-recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native corporation , or of Native Hawaiian ancestry. 

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