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Union County Community Arts Council in Monroe, NC, Award Jeff Botz and LaGeris Underwood Bell Regional Artist Project Grants

December 9, 2017

The Union County Community Arts Council in Monroe, NC, has announced Union County artists Jeff Botz and LaGeris Underwood Bell have been awarded Regional Artist Project grants through the region’s RAPG program. Regional Artist Project Grants provide awards for individuals and groups of unincorporated artists to pursue projects that further enhance their artistic development. The RAPG is open to eligible artists in all disciplines and provides an all or nothing grant of up to $2,000 to pay for one professional development or to purchase or rent one piece of equipment.

Botz attended NYU where he met some of America’s greatest painters and photographers and felt encouraged to pursue his vision in photography. His photography talents have taken him to the Himalayas where he photographs some of his greatest work. His grant award will allow him to purchase a field view camera for distance photographing.

Bell, an Emmy-award winning staff television producer, will use her grant award to develop a crowdsourcing website to raise funds to support her documentary film based on Union County author Gene Stowe’s “Inherit the Land”. The book recounts the story of a white family in Union County who, in the early 1900s, bequeathed a fortune to the African-American branch of their family.

“The Union County Community Arts Council recognizes that Union County has a strong arts community that can benefit from these grant funds”, said Barbara Faulk, executive director. “As an arts council, our goal is to assist artists by providing services and opportunities that help them evolve as artists.”

The grant program is offered by the arts councils of Union, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Lincoln, Rutherford and York, SC, counties. Artists who have lived in these counties for one year are eligible to apply through the arts councils where they live. The North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, the Blumenthal Endowment and the participating arts councils support the program.

Union County Community Arts Council is located at 120 N. Main Street in Monroe, NC 28112.

For further information call 704/283-2784 or visit (http://unionarts.org/).

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Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Calls for Applications for Regional Artist Project Grants – Deadline is Sept. 19, 2013

July 19, 2013

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Applications for the Regional Artist Project Grant (RAPG) are now available. The grant provides funding for individuals and unincorporated groups of artists to pursue projects that further enhance their artistic development.

The RAPG is open to eligible artists in all disciplines and provides an all or nothing grant of up to $2,000 to pay for one professional development fee, or to purchase or rent one piece of equipment.

Executive Director, Debra Heintz said, “This is a great opportunity to participate in a program that crosses county and state lines. The return on this $600 annual investment has brought thousands of dollars to York County artists who compete very well in this grant process. We are glad to be a part of this regional group.”

Guidelines and applications are available at (www.yorkcountyarts.org) and must be submitted online by noon on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.

The RAPG is funded in part by the Arts Council of York County, arts councils in eight North and South Carolina counties, the North Carolina Arts Council and the Blumenthal Endowment.

For more information on grants offered through the Arts Council, and Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, by e-mail at (arts@yorkcountyarts.org), or visit our webpage at (www.yorkcountyarts.org).

Arts Council of Henderson County, NC, Announces Grant Funding

January 23, 2013

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The Arts Council of Henderson County, NC, in collaboration with the Transylvania Community Arts Council, and the Tryon Fine Arts Center in Polk County, announces the Regional Artist Project Grantees for 2012-13. This grant is for professional artists who wish to further their career through purchase of equipment and materials, professional development workshops, travel expenses associated with a professional opportunity, or development or upgrading of promotional materials such as brochures and websites.

The Arts Council of Henderson County is the Designated County Partner for the distribution of funds provided by the North Carolina Arts Council. These funds are matched by the three participating counties.

A total of $4,000 in RAPG funds were awarded to: Bonnie Joy Bardos of Polk County to purchase materials for her series entitled Sculpture/Goddess Fragments; Joan Berner, fiber artist from Henderson County, for materials and hardware to redesign her display booth; Cynthia Cole, Polk County photographer, support for “Looking Up,” utilizing a special photo printing process; Brent R. Fleury, Henderson County music/video artist, software and lighting equipment; and Miriam Hughes, fiber artist from Henderson County, to provide materials for completion and display for her felted egg series.

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“Going Dutch” by found object artist, Janet Orselli, Polk County

Other awardees include: Elena Diana Miller, Henderson County performing artist, for the creation of a professional promotional package; Beatrice Niemann, painter from Henderson County, for continuing professional education; Janet Orselli, found object artist from Polk County, for transportation expenses for invitational exhibits; Michele Skeele, Henderson County musician, to support creation of a CD showcasing American Indian flutes with other instruments; Joshua N. Staton, metal artist of Henderson County, for purchase of a welder; and Susan VandeWeghe, puppet artist of Transylvania County, for production of a professional marketing video.

Nineteen applications were received from across the three counties, and eleven artists were awarded grants ranging from $250 to $700, by a panel of professional artists representing the disciplines applied for. “The number of applicants, and the range of artistic endeavors has never been greater,” said Patty Smyers, Managing Director of the Arts Council of Henderson County, and administrator for the Regional Artist Project Grants.

For more information please contact The Arts Council by e-mail at (acofhc@bellsouth.net) or call 828/693-8504. The web address is (www.acofhc.org).

The Arts Council of Henderson County is a community organization that promotes, advocates for, and nurtures the arts in Henderson County and Western North Carolina. Its office is located at 401 North Main St., 3rd floor, Hendersonville, NC 28792. (Entrance on Fourth Avenue West.)

The Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources; funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Henderson County, and Henderson County Travel and Tourism.

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Calls for Regional Artist Project Grant Applications – Deadline Sept. 22, 2011

August 31, 2011

Now open to all disciplines (York County, SC) – Applications for the Regional Artist Project Grant (RAPG) are now available. The grant provides funding for individuals and unincorporated groups of artists to pursue projects that further enhance their artistic development.

This year the RAPG will be open to artists in all disciplines and provides an all or nothing grant of up to $2,000 to pay for one professional development fee, or to purchase or rent one piece of equipment. In previous years, eligibility for the grant rotated between art disciplines and made a distinction between emerging and established artists.

Executive Director of the Arts Council of York County (ACYC) Debra Heintz said, “We are pleased that our partnership with ASC allows York County artists to be eligible for this grant opportunity. York County artists have been very successful in this highly competitive grant which speaks well to the skills and talent of the many artists in our community.”

Applications are available at (www.yorkcountyarts.org) or (www.ArtsAndScience.org) and must be submitted online by noon on Thursday, September 22, 2011.

The RAPG is funded in part by the Arts Council of York County and seven other arts councils in North Carolina counties, the North Carolina Arts Council (NCAC) and the Blumenthal Endowment.

There will be two information sessions for interested applicants to ask questions and find out more about the program: Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, from 6:30-8pm at the Arts Council of York County, 121 E. Main Street, Rock Hill, SC, and Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, from 6:30-8pm at the Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC.

For further info contact Debra Heintz by calling 803/328-2787 or e-mail to (heintzd@yorkcountyarts.org).