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Artist Support Grant



This competitive 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. Awards range from $500 to $2,500.


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 Now Open!

Applications Due: August 7th, 2024


Wilkes County Contact 

Marina Baxley, Programs and Outreach Director


***Application assistance available upon request. Please contact Marina Baxley to schedule a meeting time at the Gallery.

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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