The Regional Artist Program is offering grants of between $200 and $1,500) to local emerging and professional artists in all disciplines who need financial support to pursue projects beneficial to their development as professional artists.
Artists in the past have received grants to attend professional development workshops and conferences, to purchase art equipment to aid in the production of artwork, production of new works and production of promotional materials, such as a portfolio or demo tapes.
The grants are made possible through a joint partnership with Franklin, Vance, Warren, Wake and Johnston counties and the North Carolina Arts Council.
Artist have to be at least 18, have lived in the five-county region for at least one year and not be currently enrolled in a degree program. Additional requirements and stipulations are explained in the application guidelines.
Since Regional Artist Project Grants are competitive, sponors conduct a workshop to assist artists in preparing for the grant application process. This year a workshop is set for 6-7 p.m. Jan. 28 in the meeting room of the Public Library of Johnston County 305 E. Market St., Smithfield.
Interested artist should contact the Johnston County Arts Council at 919-938-0306 or Jennifer McIntyre at 919-839-1498 ext. 205. For guidelines and applications, visit jcartscouncil.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org