Thursday, August 1, 2013

August 2013: Eastern N.C. Arts Councils Seek Applicaitons For Regional Artist Project Grants

MEDIA CONTACT:       Natalie Peel, Arts of the Albemarle

Artists in 29 counties are eligible for the regional awards

August 1, 2013— The Arts of the Albemarle is seeking applications for the 2013–2014 Regional Artist Project Grants. The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. There will be grant writing workshops for the RAP Grants at the following location:

The Arts of the Albemarle, located at 516 E Main St., Elizabeth City, NC on Monday, August 5th at 3PM. Call   252-338-6455 for more information.

The Regional Artists Project program is managed through a partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council and 29 local arts councils throughout eastern North Carolina working as a consortium. Counties include 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. 

Residents in these counties are eligible to apply for grants which provide financial support to artists in all disciplines, such as visual art/craft, music composition, film/video, literature/playwriting and choreography/dance, and at any stage of their career. Types of fundable projects include the creation of new work; purchase of equipment and materials and professional development workshops. Complete funding guidelines and applications are available online at
Since 1985, the state Arts Council has provided funds for the Regional Artists Project program to support professional artists. The regional consortium of eastern North Carolina arts councils matches the N.C. Arts Council to create a pool of funds for the artists. In 2009-2010, more than $200,000 was awarded to 142 artists statewide for projects that advanced individual artistic development. In the East, grant awards to artists generally range from $500 to $1,000, and follow a competitive application and review process.

Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge serves as administrative arts council for the Eastern North Carolina Regional Consortium and manages the application and review process.  Application forms and grant guidelines are available on their website, at  Applications must be received no later than Friday, September 13, 2013 to the Pitt County Arts Council, located at 404 S. Evans St., Greenville, NC  27858 or can also be delivered to your local arts council, Arts of the Albemarle, 516 East Main Street, Elizabeth City, NC  27909 by 5pm.

For more information, contact Holly Garriott, executive director, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge,, (252) 551-6947 or  Natalie Peel, director of visual arts, Arts of the Albemarle, (252)338-6455


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