Now more than ever we need creative individuals to inspire us, enlighten us, and cross boundaries to bring us together through art.
With the support of the North Carolina Arts Council, the 2021 Artist Support Grants were created to support individual artists during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. This opportunity, formerly known as Professional Development Grants, funds professional and artistic development for emerging and established artists in the genres of visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, and interdisciplinary arts.
Individual artists and small, unincorporated groups of collaborating artists who have lived in Chatham, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, or Wake County for at least one year are eligible to apply for grants up to $1,500.
Please visit our website for more details on Artist Support Grants.
Live outside the eligible counties for the United Arts grant? Visit the North Carolina Arts Council website to learn more about artist support grants in all 100 counties.
As you may know, the NC Artist Relief Fund is not accepting new applications for relief funds at this time. United Arts, VAE, Artspace, Pinecone, and Theatre Raleigh joined together at the beginning of the pandemic to create this fund. To date, $182,796.50 has been distributed to 681 artists across NC! Although the fund is paused, we are excited the Artist Support Grants are now available to help artists bring new work to new audiences.