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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR AREA ARTISTS

United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County is now accepting applications for the 2011 Regional Artist Project Grant Program. Artists from Franklin, Johnston, Vance, Warren and Wake Counties can apply for grants up to $1500 to support projects which will further their professional and artistic development.

The Regional Artist Project Grant provides financial support to committed, gifted individual artists and small, unincorporated groups of collaborating artists. The Grant is designed to award projects that will advance the applicant’s career in demonstrable ways. The grant is open to emerging and established artists.

For a complete list of eligibility requirements, guidelines and an application, and available workshops, go to the ‘Grants to Individuals’ link at the United Arts website www.unitedarts.org or call United Arts at (919) 839-1498, ext. 301 with your mailing address or send an email to jmcintyre[at]unitedarts.org.

Completed applications are due to United Arts, 110 S. Blount Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 by 5PM Wednesday, September 15, 2010.

Previously funded projects have included 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.

The Regional Artist Project Grant is funded and administered by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County. This project is supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. The program is operated in partnership with the Franklin County Arts Council, Johnston County Arts Council, Vance County Arts Council and Warren County Arts Council.

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