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Regional Artist Project Grants

Grants to Eastern North Carolina
Artists for Professional Development

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Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge

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Deadline Date:

09/20/19 - 11:59 PM for online applications; 5:00 PM or closing time of local arts council for mailed or dropped off hard copy applications


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Grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 to eastern North Carolina artists for professional development. Funding is intended for established or emerging artists in the fields of literary, visual, performing, and inter-disciplinary arts. A deserving applicant will have a strong record of artistic accomplishment appropriate to the stage of his or her career.

Eligible artists include eastern North Carolina residents in the following counties: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.

Examples of Fundable Projects:
- Promotion/Presentation: the cost of producing a demonstration tape for a composer, a video demonstration tape for a choreographer, a portfolio for a visual artist, editorial assistance for a writer, website costs, etc.
- Travel: costs for transportation, lodging, and food associated with a specific art-related workshop, retreat or seminar.
- Completion/Production: the cost of purchasing materials for the completion of a significant new work of visual art, or the cost of renting a facility for the public presentation of a new play.
- Training: advanced study or coaching that will enhance the artist’s abilities.
- Equipment: the cost of purchasing a kiln for a potter or digital equipment for a photographer.

Evaluation Criteria:
- Overall excellence of the applicant’s artwork and demonstration of exceptional talent.
- Serious professional commitment to art form.
- Contribution of the proposed project to the advancement of the applicant’s professional artistic development.
- Feasibility of the proposed project

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147811

Estimated Size of Grant:

The average grant award is between $500 and $1,000.

Term of Contract:

Funding Period: November 1, 2019 – 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 have maintained residency in one of the eligible 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 cannot apply in consecutive years.

This grant is not applicable to organizations.

Pre-proposal Conference:

There will be three regional workshops in eastern North Carolina:

Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge Gallery
404 S. Evans Street, Greenville, NC 27858
Thursday, August 8th at 5:30pm

Please contact Holly Garriott regarding the dates, times and location of these workshops.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline date for the Regional Artist Project Grants is September 20, 2019.

Contact Information:

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

Online Application:

Mailed applications to:
Emerge Gallery & Art Center
404 S. Evans St.
Greenville, NC 27858

Or you can drop it off to your local Arts Council. Please check with them as to the closing time on September 13th.

For more information, contact:
Holly Garriott
Executive Director
Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge
(252) 551-6947

Jeff Pettus
Senior Program Director for Artists & Organizations
North Carolina Arts Council
(919) 807-6513

Grant Coverage Areas:

Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties

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