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Regional Artist Project Grant (RAPG)

Grants to North Carolina Artists in Brunswick, New Hanover,
Pender, and Columbus Counties for Professional Development

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Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County (NHC)

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Grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 to North Carolina individual artists and groups of artists in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, and Columbus Counties for professional development. Funding is intended for materials, equipment, new work, and career-development workshops. Eligible disciplines include music composition, visual arts/crafts, film/video, literature/playwriting, and choreography/dance.

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GrantWatch ID#: 147810

Estimated Size of Grant:

While no specific limits have been established, awards may range from $500 - $1,000. Applicants may receive full or partial funding.

Term of Contract:

Regional Artist Project Grants are intended to fund a particular project that will begin no earlier than November 1, 2019 and conclude by October 31, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Individual artists and small, unincorporated groups of collaborating artists are eligible to apply. Artist groups must have a formal partnership that furthers their careers in order to qualify. A jazz quartet, a dance duo or a visual artist partnership are examples of qualifying groups.

Applicants must currently reside in New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick, or Columbus counties, and must have maintained residency in one of these counties for one year immediately preceding the application date. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program.

Previous award winners must wait three years before applying again. For example, if you were awarded a grant in 2018-2019, you cannot reapply until the 2021-2022 grant cycle.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A workshop will be held on Monday, August 26, 2019, at 5:30 PM, at:

New Hanover County Public Library
201 Chestnut St.
Masonboro Room – 3rd floor

Workshops will be scheduled in Brunswick and Columbus counties, as well.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

Applications should be submitted by email.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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For more information, contact:

The Arts Council of Wilmington/NHC
Rhonda Bellamy, Executive Director
221 N. Front St., Suite 101
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910/343-0998

Brunswick County Arts Council
Susan Sims, Executive Director
P.O. Box 6275
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

Columbus County Arts Council
Sally Mann, Executive Director
822 S Madison St
Whiteville, NC 28472-4614
Phone: 910/640-2787

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina: New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick, and Columbus Counties