Deadline 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 11th
"The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is seeking applications for its Duke Energy Regional Artist Project Grants. These grants offer support to artists in a six-county region to help them further their professional development. Committed, gifted individual artists and unincorporated arts organizations in Forsyth, Davie, Davidson, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin counties are eligible to apply. Deadline for applications is Fri., July 11 at 5:00 p.m.
“We are looking for opportunities to make modest grants that in turn can have significant impact on the careers and professional lives of artists. These grants always are diverse because the needs of individual artists at particular points in their lives vary dramatically,” said Dara Silver, Director of Member Services and Grants for The Arts Council.
Guidelines, applications, and information sessions are available online at www.intothearts.org. In addition, Arts Council staff will hold information sessions in the six counties.
Tues., May 13, , 5:30 p.m., Surry County Arts Council, Andy Griffith Playhouse, 218 Rockford St. Mount Airy
Wed., May 21, 3 pm, Stokes County Arts Council, 500 N. Main St., Danbury, NC 27016
Wed., May 28, 5:30 p.m., Conference Room, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem
Thurs., May 29, 1 p.m., Conference Room, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem
Thurs., May 29. 6 p.m., Davie County Arts Council, Brock Performing Arts Center, 622 N. Main St., Mocksville
Mon., June 2, 6 p.m., Foothill Arts Council, 129 Church St., Elkin
Mon., June 9, 5:30 p.m., Arts United for Davidson, Uptown Lexington, Inc., 4 East First Ave., Lexington
Tues., June 10, 6 p.m., Front Yard of Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, 226 E. Main Street, Yadkinville
Duke Energy Regional Artist Project Grants are funded jointly by The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County; Duke Energy Foundation; and the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources. In the last funding cycle, The Arts Council made a total of $30,000 in awards in this grant category.
The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, the first locally established arts council in the United States, enriches the lives of area residents every day. It raises funds and advocates for the arts, sponsors events in conjunction with other arts organizations, promotes and funds arts education, creates cultural opportunities, develops social capital and aids economic development. Winston-Salem’s robust arts community accounts in large part for the recognition it continues to receive as a great place to live. In 2013, The Arts Council made Organizational Support Grants to 19 Funded Partners totaling $1,675,000 and other grants brought the total awarded to $1,905,000."
Submitted by Dara Silver