Monday 20 Jan 2020

Application Deadline Extended For Art Project Grants

The Arts Council of Wayne County is seeking applications for the 2019–2020 Regional Artist Project Grants. The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, due to the hurricane affecting many of our counties. Complete funding guidelines and applications are available online at

Artists are now able to apply online or complete a hard copy application.

The Regional Artist 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 in these counties are eligible to apply for grants that 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 online at

Since 1985, the state Arts Council has provided funds for the Regional Artist Project program to support professional artists. The regional consortium of eastern North Carolina arts councils matches the N.C. Arts Council to create a pool of funds for the artists. In the East, grant awards to artists generally range from $500 to $1,000, and follow a competitive application and review process.

Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge serves as administrative arts council for the Eastern North Carolina Regional Consortium and manages the application and review process.

Application forms and grant guidelines are available on their website at   Applications must be received no later than Friday, September 20, 2019. If applying online the deadline time is 11:59pm. If hand delivering or mail delivering, applications must go to the Pitt County Arts Council, located at 404 S. Evans St., Greenville, NC  27858 or the Arts Council of Wayne County, 102 N. John St., Goldsboro, NC 27534 by 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Holly Garriott, Executive Director, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, [email protected], (252) 551-6947 or Georgia Dees, [email protected] or (919) 736-3300.

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