The Durham Arts Council in Durham, NC, is offering the Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Grants, which are career development project grants of up to $1,500 for artists currently living in Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange or Person Counties in North Carolina.
Grant applications are due midnight, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.
The Emerging Artists Grant Program is designed to enable individual artists who have mastered the basic techniques of their art form to complete projects that will further their professional careers. Grant requests may not exceed $1,500 and must be used for a project occurring between Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2015. Criteria for making the awards include the overall excellence of the applicant’s work, accomplishment and commitment of the artist, the feasibility of the proposed project and the impact the project will have on the applicant’s career.
The Emerging Artists Program is cited repeatedly by local artists as providing important financial support and significant public recognition of their professional achievements. In its 30-year history the Emerging Artists Program has awarded more than $507,356 through 467 grants to individual artists. Durham Arts Council coordinates this program in partnership with the local arts agencies of adjacent Chatham, Orange, Granville and Person Counties.This joint effort provides an efficient, non-duplicative administration and allows area artists to participate in the Emerging Artists Program. The cooperative nature of the program has also helped build relations between arts organizations in these counties and has encouraged networking between artists in the region.
For more information about this program and links to the grant applications, click here at (http://www.durhamarts.org/artistinfo_emergingartists.html).
Emerging Artists Grant Information Sessions for 2014-15:
Monday, July 28, Durham Arts Council
Adaron Hall, Durham Arts Council
120 Morris Street, Durham
Contact: Margaret DeMott, 919/560-2720 or (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wednesday, July 30, Chatham Arts Council
Chatham County Arts Council Office, 287 East Street, Second Floor, Pittsboro.
Contact: Cheryl Chamblee, Executive Director, Chatham Arts Council, 919/542-0394 or (email@example.com)
Monday, August 4, Granville Arts Council
Richard H. Thornton Library
210 Main Street, Oxford
Contact: Max Burrus, President, Granville Arts Council, 919/691-3595 or (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wednesday, August 6, Person County Arts Council
The Kirby Gallery
213 North Main Street, Roxboro
Contact: Erin Elizabeth Ganey, 336/597-1709, or (email@example.com)
Tuesday, August 12, Orange County Arts Commission
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill
Contact: Martha Shannon, 919/968-2011 or (firstname.lastname@example.org)
*All sessions are at 6pm*
The Emerging Artists Program is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Durham Arts Council Annual Fund and individual contributions.
Click here (https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=cf5832) to donate to the Emerging Artists Program.