Daily: Arts & Science Council Regional Artist Project Grants

The Arts & Science Council has posted details for the Regional Artist Project Grant. If you are an artist who has resided for a minimum of twelve months in one of the counties listed below in the eligibility section, you MUST apply. There is no reason not to throw your name into the applicant pool. Even if you do not receive the grant, putting together applications allows you to think through your ideas and outline your goals carefully. The work you do for one grant applications helps prepare you for other opportunities. Additionally, applying for this grant will put your work in front of a number of arts administrators, gallerists, and curators.

What: The Regional Artist Project Grant is an award for individuals or groups of unincorporated artists to pursue projects that further enhance their artistic development by attending a professional development experience or purchasing/renting a piece of equipment.


  • Applicants must be permanent residents (12 months or more) of one of the following counties:(Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly, Union, or York (SC), you need to apply.
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and a US citizen or permanent resident.
  • Applicants and recipients may not enroll in, or be currently enrolled in, an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting program during the time their funded project is in progress.
  • Artists who have received a grant within the last 2 calendar years are not eligible this application cycle.
  • Funded projects must take place between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.  The grant funds cannot be spent prior to this period.

Grant amount: Artists may ask for a maximum of $2,000. Matching funds are not required, however, if the cost of the request exceeds maximum grant amount, applicant must be able to demonstrate additional funding source/s.

Deadline: 12noon on Friday, September 22, 2017.

How to Apply: All applicants must apply through the ASC’s online application system.
Mecklenburg County Artists, apply here.
Non-Mecklenburg County Artists, apply here.  (Note: You will need to contact your Local Arts Council Representative to obtain the application password.)

Additional Resources:
The Arts & Science Council provides a number of resources to help you submit the best application you can. There are two more information sessions being offered in the next few weeks.

August 1, 2017, 6-7:30 p.m. 
Gaston College Kimbrell Campus
Classroom Bldg. – Room KCC 118
7220 Wilkinson Blvd.
Belmont, NC 28012
Register for this workshop

August 8, 2017, 6-7:30 p.m. 
Union County Community Arts Council
120 N. Main Street
Monroe, NC 28112
Register for this workshop

Additionally, the ASC has shared this resource for photographing your artwork:

Good luck!


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