Regional art grants available

Regional Artist Project grant of Western North Carolina (RAP go WNC) funding is available to developing art professionals for the 2012-13 year.

RAP go WNC is intended to fund projects that will conclude by June 15, 2013. 

Eligible artists must be at least 18 years of age, cannot be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program, must be a current resident of one of the participating counties —Cherokee, Graham, Haywood or Jackson — and must have maintained residency there for one year immediately preceding the application. Previous award winners are ineligible. 

Grant awards range from $250-$500 and may be used for purposes including: cost of presenting work, training costs or tuition, travel, promotional materials, work facilities, equipment and the production of new work. Judges and a selection review panel from all four counties review applications. 

Grants are partially funded by the North Carolina Arts Council in partnership with the local agencies.

Information and applications are available from: Cherokee, 828.361.9584, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Graham, 828.479.3364, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Haywood, 828.452.0593, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; and Jackson, 828.587.2787, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications are available online at www.haywoodarts.org.

Applications and appropriate documentation material must be mailed to RAP go WNC, PO Box 2212, Cullowhee, N.C. 28723 by Nov. 1.

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