The Arts & Science Council’s new Creative Renewal Fellowship Grant is an excellent demonstration of the ASC’s commitment to creative individuals. The $10,000 fellowship funds can be used for research, instruction, conferences, apprenticeships, travel, or other experiences that will help the recipient explore his or her creative journey.
The grant focuses on personal renewal – similar to the concept of a sabbatical – with less focus on a specific outcome other than creative recharge. Recipients must have lived in Charlotte-Mecklenburg for at least three years and have been pursuing work in the creative field for the last ten years. Four artists will be awarded the fellowship.
South Arts, a non-profit, Regional Arts Organization based in Atlanta has posted their recent grant application for artists based in NC, SC, AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS and TN).
Nine State Fellowships ($5,000 each) will be awarded, with one Southern Prize winner receiving an additional $25,000 and one finalist receiving an additional $10,000. The Southern Prize winner will also receive a two-week residency at The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences.