Regional Artist Program Grants Available to Franklin County Residents

Released by Brandi Neuwirth, MFA, United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County

The Regional Artist Program awards grants to local emerging and professional artists in all disciplines who are in need of financial support to pursue projects beneficial to their development as professional artists.

Previously funded projects include attendance at professional development workshops and conferences, purchase of art equipment to aid in the production of artwork, production of new works and production of promotional materials, such as a portfolio or demo tape.

Grants are made possible through a five-county partnership including:  Franklin, Vance, Warren, Wake and Johnston – in collaboration with the North Carolina Arts Council. Application forms are available at

To be eligible, an artist must be at least 18 years of age, have lived in the five county region for at least one year and not be currently enrolled in a degree program. Additional requirements and stipulations are explained in the application guidelines. Grants may range from $200 to $1,500.

Since Regional Artist Project Grants are competitive, a workshop is held to assist artists in preparing for the grant application process. This year a workshop will be held on February 6, 2016, at 2pm, at 22 South Main Street, in Franklinton NC.

If you have questions about the Regional Artist Project Grant Program or would like more information on the workshop, contact the Franklin County Arts Council or Brandi Neuwirth at Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend workshops to seek assistance with their applications.

For guidelines and applications go to or

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