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Artist Support Grant

This program, funded by the N.C. Arts Council, provides the opportunity for regional consortia of local arts councils to award project grants to artists in their regions. These grants support professional artists in any discipline and at any stage in their careers to pursue projects that further their artistic and professional development.


Types of fundable projects

  • Creation of new work

  • Purchase of equipment and materials

  • Professional development workshops

  • Travel support for expenses associated with a professional opportunity such as participating in an exhibition or a conference

  • Development or upgrading of promotional materials such as brochures, DVDs, CDs, and websites


Who can apply for this grant?
Applicants must currently reside in Wilkes County. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program. 

Applications Open: April 2023

Applications Due: August 28th, 2023

Wilkes County Application Workshop: Coming Soon


Wilkes County Contact 

Marina Baxley, Programs and Outreach Director


ASG Regional Partner Contacts and Links:

Watauga County Contact: 

Amber Bateman 


Ashe County Contact: 

Joni Ray


Alleghany County Contact: 

Cynthia Grant





Links and Materials

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