Regional Artist Project grant of Western North Carolina (RAP go WNC) is available for the 2012-2013 year. RAP go WNC is a partnership between the arts councils of Cherokee, Haywood and Jackson counties, Stecoah Valley Arts Center and the North Carolina Arts Council.
RAP go WNC provides financial support to developing professionals by funding a project that is pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. Regional artist applicants are talented individuals pursuing careers in the arts who have completed the basic education in their respective art forms.
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 and must have maintained residency there for one year immediately preceding the application. Previous award winners are ineligible to apply in consecutive years. Grant awards generally range from $250-$500 and may be used by artists for a variety of purposes including cost of presenting work for exhibits and/or auditions, training costs or tuition, travel, promotional materials, work facilities/equipment and the production of new work.
Applications and appropriate documentation material must be mailed to RAP go WNC, PO Box 2212, Cullowhee, N.C. 28723 by Nov. 1. For an application or more information, call your county’s arts organization.