Stanly County Arts Council announces artists support grants

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 https://stanlycountyartscouncil.org as well as learn more about this funding opportunity for artists of all disciplines.

The deadline for completed grant applications is 5 p.m. Oct. 14. 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.

Two grant workshops are currently being offered, including a virtual workshop via Zoom on Aug. 23 at 5:30 p.m., and an in-person workshop on Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at 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 MooreArt.org after Aug. 25.

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.

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 materials, and professional development workshops.

Eligible artists 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 will range from $500 to $2,500, and funded projects must occur between Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2023. ASG is not a matching grant and 50% of the funds may be used for artist fees.

For additional questions and information on how to apply for this grant, contact either Renee VanHorn, Stanly County Arts Council, at stanlycountyartscouncil1974@gmail.com or the Arts Council of Moore County at 910-692-2787 or acmc@mooreart.org.