The Arts Council of Fayetteville|Cumberland County has awarded $21,575 in funding in 2023 to individual artists for new works and professional development in 2024 as part of the Artist Support Grant program with the North Carolina Arts Council.
A total of 12 artists were awarded $21,575 following the submission of their applications and an extensive review process, which considered more than $69,000 in requests from 35 artists across five counties.
The Artist Support Grant was developed by the North Carolina Arts Council during the Covid-19 pandemic and maintains a mission of providing direct support to emerging and established artists for the creation of new works and professional development. The Artist Support Grant is funded by the North Carolina Arts Council.
The Arts Council does not limit this annual grant opportunity to Cumberland County artists. It also manages the grant initiative on behalf of the Robeson County Arts Council, Sampson County Arts Council and Scotland County Arts Council/Storytelling Center of the Southeast; residents of Hoke County are also eligible.
“We believe in the power of individual artists to shape our cultural scene. This important statewide initiative not only helps artists during times of creation, but also highlights how funding can make a big difference in each arts community,” said Michael Curtis Houck, the Arts Council’s Director of Grants and Allocations.
“Investing in the ideas of individual artists to create works within their communities across the state means we’re building a more robust and vibrant arts scene for all of North Carolina,” Houck emphasized.
The Arts Council awarded an Artist Support Grant to the following 12 artists, who represented a total of six artistic disciplines:
Note the next Artist Support Grant cycle will open in August 2024 for projects in 2025. For more information about the Arts Council grants and subsidy programs, visit theartscouncil.com/grants or email Michael Houck, Director of Grants and Allocations, at email@example.com.
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