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Artist Project Grant

Grants to North Carolina Artists for
Community Programs and Projects

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Orange County Arts Commission (OCAC) and Orange County

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Deadline Date:

06/30/21 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $2,000 to North Carolina individual artists and groups of artists to foster community activities in eligible locations. Funding is intended to promote artist-led projects and programs in the visual arts, performing arts/film, and literary arts. Special consideration will be given to projects that provide equitable access to the arts and address the immediate need for art space. All applicants must reside in or carry out projects within Orange County.

The purpose of this program is to support artist-led and artist-created projects for the community; this could include public art, support of arts spaces, or exhibits/performances accessible to the greater community. 

Artist Project Grant funds may be used for expenditures to conduct quality arts programs for the benefit of the greater community. Typical uses of money include artist payments, space rental, advertising, marketing and publicity, website and electronic media, scripts, costumes, sets, props, supplies, equipment rental or purchase.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 155517

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum request amount for Artist Project Grants is $2,000.

Term of Contract:

All projects must take place between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022 (this means you can apply for a project that may have already happened before you are notified).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- All applicants must reside in or carry out projects within Orange County. Priority is given to Orange County artist-residents.
- Applicant must be an individual artist or an unincorporated group of artists. Projects affiliated with, or artists representing, an incorporated organization must apply as an organization through the Grassroots Arts Program.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Virtual training session on Thursday, June 3 at 5:30pm.

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Pre-Application Information:

- Tuesday, May 18, 2021: Application Period opens
- Wednesday, June 30, 2021: Applications due by 11:59 PM
- No later than Monday, August 16, 2021: Applicants will be notified
- Fall 2021: Check presentation at Board of County Commissioners meeting (tentative)

Artist grantees are not required to match their grant amounts dollar for dollar, but priority will be given to applicants that have other funding sources or their own funds invested in the project.


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

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Katie Murray, Director

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USA: North Carolina: Orange County

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