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United Arts Awards 15 Regional Artist Project Grants

United Arts CouncilThe United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County awards local artists cash grant awards in support of professional development initiatives. Of the over $49,000 in requested funds, $20,000 will be distributed to 15 winning applicants.

From a pool of 36 artists residing in Wake, Johnston, Franklin and Warren counties, 15 were selected to receive funding.  Grant amounts range from $1000 to $1,500, and artistic fields represented include drama, literature, film/video, and both 2- and 3-dimensional visual art. The grant funds will be used for professional development initiatives in the 2010 calendar year.

United Arts supports individual artists through this regional, competitive program designed to help advance the recipients’ artistic careers by awarding grants for professional development workshops and conferences, equipment, marketing materials and more.

This collaborative program for individual artists began in 1996, under the auspices of the North Carolina Arts Council and in collaboration with arts councils in a five-county region. Artists residing in Franklin, Johnston, Wake, Warren and Vance counties are eligible to apply for grants to further their artistic careers. United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County administers this program for the five-county area.

United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County
110 S. Blount Street
Raleigh, NC  27601
919-839-1498, ext. 203
919-839-6002 (fax)
http://www.unitedarts.org

2010 Regional Artist Project Grant Recipients

Jerome Davis
Wake County
Awarded: $1500
Drama: One week internship with London’s Bush Theatre

Kelly Doyle
Wake County
Awarded: $1250
Playwright: Playwright workshop in New York

Jo Barbara Taylor
Wake County
Awarded: $1000
Poetry: One week writer’s work shop

  • Suzanne Rousso
    Wake County
    Awarded: $1500
    Music:  Expand viola skills by learning Baroque performance practices
  • Mark Scearce
    Wake County
    Awarded: $1500
    Music: Create professional website to promote career as a composer
  • Timothy Ayers
    Wake County
    Awarded: $1500
    Visual Art: Assist with 8-week pottery studio assistantship at Penland School of Crafts
  • Lauren Kennedy
    Wake County
    Awarded: $1000
    Visual Art: Studio rental to create new body of work
  • Janet Link
    Wake County
    Awarded: $1000
    Visual Art: Create professional website
  • Cynthia Morefield
    Wake County
    Awarded: $1370
    Visual Art: Attend Nihonga painting course
  • Shawn Rocco
    Wake County
    Awarded: $1000
    Visual Art: Photography exhibition of work titled Cellular Obscura
  • Ann Roth
    Wake County
    Awarded: $1500
    Visual Art: three-weeks in Uzbekistan to study Central Asian textiles
  • Ian Sands
    Wake County
    Awarded: $1450
    Visual Art: Design and produce artwork for highway billboard to promote the arts in Wake County
  • Sterling Stevens
    Wake County
    Awarded: $1500
    Visual Art: Purchase professional lens to expand interior and exterior architectural photography
  • Lisa Stroud
    Wake County
    Awarded: $1500
    Visual Art: Attend six-day Spiritual Language of Art Workshop taught by Steven Aimone
  • Mia Yoon
    Wake County
    Awarded: $1430
    Visual Art: To create a color field installation

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