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Arts Council taking applications for art grants

By Staff Reports
Published in News on July 11, 2010 1:50 AM

The Arts Council of Wayne County is taking applications for the 2010-11 Regional Artist Project Grants. The deadline to apply is Sept. 17 at 5 p.m.

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 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 at www.pittcountyarts.org/grants/regional-artist-project-grants.

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 North Carolina Arts Council to create a pool of funds for the artists.

In 2009-10, 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.

Applications must be delivered to the Arts Council of Wayne County at 2406 E. Ash St.

A regional workshop in Wayne County for artists interested in applying will be held July 22 at 6 p.m. at the Arts Council of Wayne County. Other workshops will be held in partner counties in July and August. Contact the Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge for exact dates, times and locations.

For more information, contact Holly Garriott, executive director, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, at holly@pittcountyarts.org, 252-551-6947 or Sarah Merritt, executive director, Arts Council of Wayne County, at sarah@artsinwayne.org, 736-3300.