Application Process Open for Grants to Support the Work of Artists in Cumberland, Hoke, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland Counties
"What exactly is the Artist Support Grant Program?"
The Artist Support Grant was created to provide direct support to individual artists in Cumberland, Hoke, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland Counties. 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 Grant program is funded through a partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council. The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County manages the initiative on behalf of the Robeson County Arts Council, the Sampson County Arts Council, and the Scotland County Arts Council/Storytelling Center of the Southeast.
The Artist Support Grant was created to provide direct support to individual artists in Cumberland, Hoke, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland Counties.
Grant Applications for the 2021-2022 Artist Support Grants are available on July 1, 2021. Deadline for applications is NOON – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2021.
Grant application workshops: All applicant workshops will be held via ZOOM. Applicants MUST PREREGISTER to attend the Zoom Workshop. Please contact Blanca LaCortiglia, Arts Education Manager, at BlancaL@theartscouncil.com to register or for more information.
Wednesday – July 7 at 5:30 PM
Tuesday – July 20 at 5:30 PM
Monday – August 2 at Noon
Saturday – August 14 at 11 AM
Thursday – August 26 at 5:30 PM
Additional workshops may be scheduled in person at the Arts Council during the summer. Check back on the Arts Council’s website or follow us on Facebook for more information.
ABOUT THE ARTS COUNCIL
The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County was founded in 1973. As a link between artists, arts and cultural organizations and the community, the nonprofit agency administers programs in partnership with a variety of local agencies to stimulate community development through the arts. The Arts Council supports individual creativity, cultural preservation, economic development, and lifelong learning through the arts.
The Arts Council’s grants, programs, and services are funded in part by contributions from businesses and individuals, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville and Cumberland County.
ABOUT THE NORTH CAROLINA ARTS COUNCIL
The North Carolina Arts Council builds on our state’s longstanding love of the arts, leading the way to a more vibrant future. The Arts Council is an economic catalyst, fueling a thriving nonprofit creative sector that generates $2.12 billion in annual direct economic activity. The Arts Council also sustains diverse arts expression and traditions while investing in innovative approaches to art-making. The North Carolina Arts Council has proven to be a champion for youth by cultivating tomorrow’s creative citizens through arts education. www.NCArts.org