Workshops available to learn about artist support grant

Published 9:36 am Wednesday, August 16, 2023

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The Arts Council of Moore County is now accepting applications for the Artist Support Grant (ASG) available to individual artists, including artists from Stanly County. Offered through a partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council (NCAC) and six counties in Region 12, the grant deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 13.

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

ASG provides support to individual artists and will fund such projects as professional and artistic development, creation of new work, improvements to business operations, or bring work to new audiences.

Last year, $15,800 was awarded to the following artists: Sean Bergesen (Moore County) for a film project and two online film courses; Richard Cutright (Stanly County) to purchase a computer and software to record new music; Vanessa Grebe (Moore County) to create a new body of art for an upcoming exhibit; Susan Lackey (Stanly County) to purchase a large easel in order to create larger work; Kelly Martin (Moore County) to purchase art supplies for a large art installation; Desmond McRae (Moore County) for training at Gat3 Studios’ recording program; Eric Wells (Union County) for studio time to record new music; and Sydney Williams (Montgomery County) for some upgrades to her pottery studio.

Eligible artists may 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 1 year) in Anson, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Stanly or Union counties.

Grant awards range from $500 to $3,000, and funded projects
must occur between Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2024. ASG is not a matching grant and 50% of the funds may be used for artist fees.

ASG applications are available for download at 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