Stanly County Arts Council offers grant opportunity

Published 4:35 pm Monday, August 7, 2023

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The Stanly County Arts Council announces that applications for the Artist Support Grants (ASG) are now available to artists living in Region 12, which includes Anson, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Stanly and Union counties.

Artists may download the application at as well as learn more about this funding opportunity for artists of all disciplines. Upon request, you may also receive an application via email or mail.

The deadline for completed grant applications is 5 p.m. Oct. 13. All applications must be submitted either in person or via mail to the Arts Council of Moore County, administrator of the ASG for Region 12, or by email to

The ASG grant supports individual artists (and small, unincorporated groups of collaborating artists) in all disciplines with funding for projects that will have a significant impact on the advancement of their professional artistic careers.

The program in Region 12 is managed by the Arts Council of Moore County and serves 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 ASG in all disciplines, such as visual art, crafts, music, film/video, writing and dance. Types of fundable projects include the creation of new work, purchase of equipment and supplies and professional development workshops.

Eligible artists in Region 12 must not be enrolled in a degree or certificate program, be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien, and reside (for at least one year) in Anson, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Stanly or Union counties. Grant awards range from $500 to $3,000 and funded projects must occur between the dates of Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2024.

ASG is not a matching grant and 50% of the funds may be used for artist fees.

Two grant workshops are being offered, including a virtual workshop via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 29, and an in-person workshop at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Arts Council Galleries (Campbell House, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines). To reserve a space for either workshop, call Moore County Arts Council at 910-692-2787 no later than the day before each workshop. The virtual workshop will also be recorded and available at after Aug. 31.

For additional questions and information on how to apply for this grant, contact either Renee VanHorn, Stanly County Arts Council, at or the Arts Council of Moore County at 910-692-2787 or