Artists can apply for support grants

Published 12:33 pm Monday, August 17, 2020

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The Stanly County Arts Council announces that applications for Artist Support Grants for 2020-21 are now available.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Sept. 30. These grants support artists in all disciplines, with funding for projects that will have a significant impact on the advancement of their professional artistic careers.

The Artist Support Grant (ASG) was created to provide direct support to individual artists during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. The ASG is replacing the former grant referred to as: Regional Artist Project Grant (RAPG).

The Artist Support Grant program is managed through a partnership with the Arts Council of Moore County to serve artists in Anson, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Stanly and Union counties. Funding is provided by the North Carolina Arts Council and participating arts councils.

Artists at any stage of their careers, emerging or established, are eligible to apply for grants in all disciplines, such as visual art and craft, traditional art forms, music composition, film/video, literature and playwriting, choreography and dance.

Types of fundable projects include the creation of new work, purchase of equipment and materials and professional development workshops.

Grant guidelines and applications are available online at This link is also available on the Stanly County Arts Council website:

Grant awards generally range from $500 to $1,200, and are intended to fund projects that begin no earlier than Dec. 1 and conclude by June 30, 2021.

Virtual workshops via Zoom for interested artists will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 1 and Sept. 9. RSVP is required to receive your Zoom invite.

For additional information and questions about the Artist Support Grant program, visit, contact Chris Dunn at 910-692-ARTS (2787), or Renee VanHorn, executive director of the Stanly County Arts Council, at or by calling 704-982-8118.

The Stanly County Arts Council was founded in 1974. It continues to promote and support all art forms in the community. Its mission is to encourage and promote broad-based cultural and educational activities in the arts throughout Stanly County. The Stanly County Arts Council is
supported by private donations and by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.