Artist Support Grants

Presented by North Carolina Arts Council 

North Carolina Arts Council created the Artist Support Grants to respond to the impact of the pandemic by ensuring that artists and the state’s arts infrastructure have the resources needed to help our state make a strong recovery. 

The program supports a full, diverse range of artists in our communities, from traditional to contemporary artists and across all disciplines.

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 County Arts Council, and Martin County Arts Council.

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

The deadline is Friday, October 15, 2021. Grants will range in awards from $500 to $1,500.

Emerging or established artists are encouraged to apply to support a range of professional and artistic development including the creation of work, improvement of business operations, or expanding capacity to bring work to new audiences. Artists in all disciplines are eligible to apply.

If you need help with your application, or have specific questions, contact
Sydney Steen, Creative Economies Coordinator, N.C. Arts Council or (919) 814-6524.