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Artist Support Grants

North Carolina Arts Council

Funding Amount

$500 – $2,000 depending on the region

Matching Funds

Funding Cycle

Begin accepting applications in Summer 2023
Deadlines in September and October, 2023 (depending on the region)


Types of fundable projects include:
1. Creation of new work
2. Purchase of equipment
3. Professional development workshops
4. Travel support for expenses associated with a professional opportunity such as participating in an exhibition or a conference
5. Development or upgrading of promotional materials such as brochures, DVDs, CDs, and websites

Artist fees are also allowable expenses under the new program

Who Can Apply

Professional artists in any discipline and at any stage in their careers to pursue projects that further their artistic and professional development

Additional Eligibility Requirements

For eligibility requirements and application, reach out to the designated local arts council and contact person supporting your region (scroll down to view list of contacts):


Specific counties in NC (ranging from East to West)

Additional Information

Projects must be completed by Dec. 31, 2024

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