Arts Council Seeking Applications for Duke Energy Regional Artist Project Grants


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 Friday, July 10 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.

Information Sessions:

Friday, June 5 @ 1 pm, Hanes Conference Room, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Monday, June 8 @ 4 pm, Stokes County Arts Council, 500 N. Main Street, Danbury, NC 27016

Monday, June 8 @ 6:30 pm, Foothill Arts Council, 129 Church Street, Elkin, NC 28621

Tuesday, June 9 @ 4 pm, Surry County Arts Council, Andy Griffith Playhouse, 218 Rockford Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030

Tuesday, June 9 @ 6 pm, Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, 226 E. Main Street, Yadkinville, NC 27055

Monday, June 15 @ 4 pm, Hanes Conference Room, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Monday, June 15 @ 6pm, Arts United for Davidson, Uptown Lexington, Inc., 4 East First Ave., Lexington, NC 27292

Tuesday, June 16 @ 5:30 pm, Davie County Arts Council, Brock Performing Arts Center, 622 N. Main Street, Mocksville, NC 27028

Regional Artist Project Grants are funded jointly by The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County; the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources; and the National Endowment for the Arts. In the last funding cycle, The Arts Council made a total of $30,000 in awards in this grant category.

For more information about Duke Energy Regional Artist Project Grants contact Dara Silver, Director of Member Services and Grant Programs at 336-747-1426 or dsilver@intothearts.org.

Winston-Salem, known at a “City of Arts and Innovation,” has a robust arts community that enriches the lives of area residents every day and accounts in large part for the recognition it continues to receive as a great place to live, learn, work and play. It raises funds and advocates for the arts, sponsors events in conjunction with other arts organizations, promotes and funds arts education, creates cultural and learning opportunities, develops social capital and aids economic development. The Arts Council has made a total of 76 grants totaling $1,845,000 for 2015. Organizational Support Grants, $1,615,000; Wells Fargo Arts-In-Education Grants, $100,000; Duke Energy Regional Artist Grants, $30,000; Innovative Project Grants, $100,000.

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