The Durham Arts Council is a private nonprofit dedicated to supporting the arts in Durham and the Triangle Region of North Carolina.
To that end, the council welcomes applications for its Emerging Artists Program. Through the program, grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded to developing or established professional artists in the North Carolina counties of Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange, or Person in support of a project that is pivotal to advancing their careers. Disciplines eligible for consideration include craft, dance, drama, film and video, installation, literature, music, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking/mixed media, and sculpture.
In the past, grants have been awarded for promotion/presentation, travel, services, supplies, and training.
To be eligible, applicants must be an individual artists (not a company, group, or ensemble; currently reside in Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange, or Person county and have resided in one of those counties for at least one year immediately prior to the application deadline; be at least 18 years of age; and not be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program in her/his discipline at the time of the application deadline.
See the Durham Arts Council website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and a list of previous grant recipients.