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Artist Support Grants

Presented by the North Carolina Arts Council 

Artist Support Grants is a program funded by the N.C. Arts Council to provide the opportunity for regional consortia of local arts councils to award project grants to artists in their regions.

Artists in all disciplines are eligible to apply for grants to support their professional and artistic development through a partnership of the North Carolina Arts Council and Pocosin Arts, Arts of the Pamlico, Dare Arts, Ocracoke Alive, Pettigrew Regional Libraries and Martin County Arts Council.

Grants will range in awards from $500 to $1,500.

Emerging and established artists are encouraged to apply for a grant for a range of professional and artistic development including the creation of work, improvement of business operations, purchase of equipment and/or materials, professional development workshops, travel support associated with a professional opportunity, and development of promotional materials. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to spending a significant portion of their time on their work as artists.

The application deadline is 11:59pm on Friday, October 13, 2023. 

Artist Support Grants will be distributed to eligible applicants in the following counties: Tyrrell, Dare, Washington, Martin, Beaufort, and Hyde.

Applicants with specific questions can contact Dare Arts Executive Director Jessica Sands at or 252 473 5558.

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