Arts grant workshop is Aug. 8

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The Arts Council of Wilson is seeking applications for the 2019-20 Regional Artist Project Grants. The deadline to apply is Sept. 13. Complete funding guidelines and applications are available online at www.wilsonarts.com/artistgrants/.

There will be an optional regional workshop in eastern North Carolina at Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge Gallery,404 S. Evans St., Greenville, at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 8.

Any resident of eastern North Carolina can attend workshops as a resource to help prepare a grant application. These are all free. Email the regional coordinator for the grants at holly@pittcountyarts.org to RSVP for the workshop.

The Regional Artist Project program is managed through a partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council and 29 local arts councils throughout eastern North Carolina working as a consortium. Counties include Wilson, Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington and Wayne counties.

Residents in these counties are eligible to apply for grants that provide financial support to artists in all disciplines, such as visual art/craft, music composition, film/video, literature/playwriting and choreography/dance, and at any stage of their career. Types of fundable projects include the creation of new work, purchase of equipment and materials and professional development workshops. Complete funding guidelines and applications are available online at www.wilsonarts.com/artistgrants/

The regional consortium of eastern North Carolina arts councils matches the N.C. Arts Council to create a pool of funds for the artists. In the east, grant awards to artists generally range from $500 to $1,000 and follow a competitive application and review process.

The Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge serves as administrative arts council for the Eastern North Carolina Regional Consortium and manages the application and review process. Application forms and grant guidelines are available for Wilson artists at the Arts Council of Wilson website at www.wilsonarts.com/artistgrants. Applications must be received no later than Sept. 13. If applying online, the deadline time is 11:59 p.m. If hand-delivering or mail delivering, applications must go to the Arts Council of Wilson located at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center, 108 Nash St. NE, by closing time at 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Holly Garriott, executive director, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, holly@pittcountyarts.org, 252-551-6947 or Cathy Hardison, executive director, Arts Council of Wilson, cathy@wilsonarts.com, 252-291-4329.