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Artist Support grants

Deadline: 8pm, September 13, 2024

Online Webinar: 6 - 7 pm, August 7, 2024


Guidelines and Information


The Artist Support Grant was created to provide direct support to individual artists during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative will fund professional and artistic development for emerging and established artists to enhance their skills and abilities to create work or to improve their business operations and capacity to bring their work to new audiences.


Artists representing visual, craft, performing, traditional, and interdisciplinary art forms are encouraged to apply. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to spending a significant portion of their time on their work as artists. The Artist Support Grants will support projects from July 2024- June 2025. Awards may range from $500-$1250 in $250 increments. Applicants may receive full or partial funding for their project.




Individuals and Artist Collectives — Both individual artists and small, unincorporated groups of collaborating artists are eligible to apply.


Residency — Artists should have lived continuously in the region where they are applying for at least one year before the consortium’s application deadline. An applicant must be at least 18 years old and either a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident alien. The consortium may require proof of residence and status. Artists who live in more than one region should apply only where they spend most of the year. All members of a collaborating team must be North

Carolina residents, live in the region in which they are applying, and meet the other eligibility requirements. Résumés documenting residence for all team members should be included

with the application.


Multiple Awards — Artists who are sole proprietors of organizations that have already received funding for FY 24-25 from the N.C. Arts Council are ineligible to apply.


Conflict of Interest — Current board and staff members of the consortium partner organizations and their family members are not eligible to apply for the award.


Student Status — The Artist Support Grant is intended for adult, nonstudent artists. Artists enrolled full-time in undergraduate or associate degree-granting programs may not apply for the grant. Artists in certificate programs are generally eligible. Artists pursuing graduate degrees in subjects other than their art form may be eligible if they meet the other eligibility criteria. Other questions and special circumstances should be discussed with CAC&G or  N.C. Arts Council staff.

For additional information and access to the application forms


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