We partner with the fine folks at the Durham Arts Council to bring the Emerging Artist Grant opportunity to Chatham County artists.
Funding opportunities for individual artists are rare—particularly in the performing arts—so this is pretty special.
Artists, if you’re in one of these two places in your artistic life, check out the guidelines and application:
- You’ve mastered the basic techniques of your art form, and you’re undertaking a project that will further your professional artistic career, or
- You’ve been a working artist for a long time, and you’re undertaking a project that will move you to a new stage in your professional artistic career.
If you have questions, drop us a line at grants (at) chathamarts (dot) org.
Public Info Session
Join us for a free information session that will provide a program overview and the chance to ask questions:
Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6 p.m.
Chatham Arts Council Office
118 West Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Emerging Artist Grants are open to artists living in Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange, and Person counties. To be eligible for an Emerging Artist Grant, you must have lived in one of the five partner counties at least a year, must be 18 years of age, and cannot be a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in your art form.
The 2019 grant application deadline is Friday, September 27, and grants range up to $1,500. Criteria for making the awards include the accomplishment and commitment of the artist, the feasibility of the proposed project, and the impact the project will have on the applicant’s career.
Lots of information—including online applications and guidelines—is available at the Durham Arts Council’s website.
Go ahead. Check out these Chatham County artists who have reached a new stage in their work thanks to an Emerging Artist grant.