Termina el 19 de agosto de 2022
Subsidio de apoyo del artista
El subsidio de apoyo del artista fue creado para apoyar directamente a artistas individuales durante y después de la pandemia de COVID-19. La iniciativa financia el desarrollo artístico y profesional de artistas emergentes y artistas establecidos con el fin de mejorar sus habilidades y capacidades de crear obras, mejorar sus operaciones comerciales y dar a conocer sus obras a nuevos públicos.
Se anima a los artistas que trabajan en formas de artes visuales, plásticas, escénicas, tradicionales, literarias e interdisciplinarias a solicitar el subsidio. Los solicitantes deben demostrar un compromiso de dedicación de una parte significativa de su tiempo a su trabajo artístico. El subsidio de apoyo del artista es para proyectos que se llevarán a cabo entre enero de 2023 y diciembre de 2023. El monto del subsidio va de $500 a $1,500.

Proyectos que se pueden subsidiar
Se puede invertir hasta el 50 por ciento del monto del subsidio en honorarios de artista.

  • Finalización o presentación de una nueva obra. Costo de los recursos necesarios para finalizar o presentar una nueva obra significativa (por ejemplo, alquiler de espacio o compra de equipo o suministros de arte; el equipo digital puede ser aceptable).
  • Promoción profesional. Proyectos destinados a publicitar la obra del artista y/o demostrar su habilidad (por ejemplo, sitios web, carpetas de trabajos, documentación audiovisual y presentaciones en línea).
  • Capacitación. Costos de asistencia a clases o talleres (en persona o virtualmente) dirigidos a mejorar la habilidad del artista o su desarrollo profesional (por ejemplo, clases o talleres magistrales impartidos por autoridades reconocidas en el medio del artista solicitante).
  • Viajes. Costos de transporte, alojamiento y comida para capacitación, investigación o congresos profesionales según se permita o sea posible respetando las pautas de distanciamiento social.
  • Los artistas que recibieron una subvención de apoyo al artista en 2021-2022 no pueden volver a presentar una solicitud este año.


Proyectos que no se pueden subsidiar

  • Becas para estudios de pregrado o posgrado
  • Proyectos que apoyan o se oponen a un candidato a un cargo público
  • Proyectos exclusivos para integrantes de un grupo religioso
  • Proyectos que no tienen un efecto directo en el desarrollo artístico del solicitante (por ejemplo, promoción de la obra de otros artistas)


Plazo de recepción de solicitudes
Las solicitudes se deben recibir antes de las 11:59 p.m. del 19 de agosto de 2022. Todas las partes de la solicitud deben recibirse antes de esta fecha. No se aceptan solicitudes tardías o incompletas.
Personas que deciden qué artistas reciben los subsidios
Las solicitudes de subsidio y los materiales de apoyo son estudiados ​​por artistas profesionales locales de cada forma de arte; luego, sus comentarios se envían al comité que revisa las solicitudes y recomendaciones y toma las decisiones finales sobre los subsidios.
Entidades que financian el programa
El patrocinador principal de este programa ampliado es el Consejo de las Artes de Carolina del Norte, que es una división del Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Culturales. El programa también es financiado por el Consejo de las Artes de Durham, la organización Artes de Alamance, la Comisión de las Artes del Condado de Orange y el Consejo de las Artes del Condado de Person.

Asistencia sobre el programa
El Consejo de las Artes de Durham y los condados asociados ofrecerán sesiones informativas virtual para explicar el programa y responder preguntas. Estas sesiones son gratuitas, pero los interesados deben pedirle un enlace de reunión al representante designado. Los interesados pueden asistir a la sesión que les resulte más conveniente. Está previsto que las sesiones no duren más de 60 minutos cada una.
Todos los talleres son a las 6:00 p.m.
Jueves, 23 de junio de 2022, organizado por la Comisión de las Artes del Condado de Orange y el Consejo de las Artes de Durham. Comuníquese con Margaret DeMott escribiéndole a mdemott@durhamarts.org.
Miércoles, 13 de julio de 2022, organizado por el Consejo de las Artes de Durham. Comuníquese con Margaret DeMott escribiéndole a mdemott@durhamarts.org.
Martes, 2 de agosto de 2022, organizado por el Consejo de las Artes de Durham. Comuníquese con Margaret DeMott escribiéndole a mdemott@durhamarts.org.

Criterios de evaluación de solicitudes

  • Excelencia general de la obra del solicitante demostrada por sus muestras de trabajo
  • Viabilidad del proyecto propuesto
  • Contribución del proyecto propuesto al avance del desarrollo y la práctica artística profesional del solicitante


Monto del subsidio que se puede solicitar
La cantidad máxima que se puede solicitar es $1,500.

Informe final sobre el uso del subsidio
Los artistas que reciban un subsidio deben presentar un informe financiero y narrativo. Quienes reciban un subsidio recibirán un enlace que lleva al formulario de informe.

Todas las solicitudes deben ser recibidas antes del 19 de agosto de 2022 a las 11:59 p.m.

No aceptamos solicitudes tardías o incompletas.
El subsidio de apoyo del artista cuenta con el apoyo del Consejo de las Artes de Carolina del Norte, que es una división del Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Culturales. El programa también es financiado por el Consejo de las Artes de Durham, la organización Artes de Alamance, la Comisión de las Artes del Condado de Orange y el Consejo de las Artes del Condado de Person.
El Consejo de las Artes de Durham promueve y fomenta la excelencia en la creación, la experiencia y el apoyo de las artes para el enriquecimiento de toda nuestra comunidad. El Consejo de las Artes de Durham no discrimina contra ningún empleado o solicitante de empleo por motivos de raza, color, religión, sexo, origen nacional, afiliación política, creencia, edad o discapacidad.

The Artist Support Grant The Artist Support Grant was created to provide direct support to individual artists during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative funds professional and artistic development for emerging and established artists to enhance their skills and abilities to create work or to improve their business operations and capacity to bring their work to new audiences. Artists working in visual, craft, performing, traditional, literary, media and interdisciplinary art forms are encouraged to apply. 

The Artist Support Grants will support projects taking place between January 2023 - December 2023. Award funds must be spent by June 30, 2023. Awards may range from $500-$1,500.

Who is eligible to apply?

· Applicants must have lived in Durham, Alamance, Orange or Person Counties, NC, for at least one year before the application deadline. (Since August 19, 2021)

· Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the application deadline.

· Applicants cannot be enrolled in a degree program in their art form.

· Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to spending a significant portion of their time on their work as artists.

· Artists who receive an Artist Support Grant must wait two years to reapply, so artists who received an Artist Support Grant in 2021 and 2022 are not eligible to apply for an award in 2023.

What projects are eligible for funding? Up to 50 percent of the grant amount may be used for artist fees.

  • Completion/Presentation of a New Work — Cost of resources necessary to complete or present a      significant new work (e.g., purchasing art supplies or equipment (digital may qualify) or space rental)
  • Career Promotion — Projects aimed at advertising artists’ work and/or demonstrating their skill level (e.g., websites, portfolios, audio-visual documentation, and online presentation)
  • Training — Costs to attend a class or workshop (in-person or virtual) aimed at either enhancing the artist’s skill level or professional development  (for example, a master class or workshop taught by acknowledged authorities in the applicant artist’s medium)
  • Travel — Costs of transportation, lodging, and food for training, professional conferences, or research as allowed or possible while adhering to social distancing guidelines

What projects are not eligible for funding?

  • Scholarships for undergraduate- or graduate-level education
  • Projects that support or oppose a particular candidate for public office
  • Projects that are exclusive to members of a particular religious faith group
  • Projects that do not have a direct effect on the applicant’s growth as an artist (for example., the promotion of other artists’ work)

What is the deadline for submitting applications? Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., August 19, 2022. All portions of the application must be received by this date, Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Who decides which artists receive awards? Grant applications and support materials are reviewed by local professional artists in each art form who score and discuss applications before recommending a slate of awards which is approved by the DAC Board of Directors.

Who funds the program? The primary funder of this expanded program is the North Carolina Arts Council a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The program is also funded by the Durham Arts Council, Alamance Arts, the Orange County Arts Commission, and the Person County Arts Council.

Can I get assistance?

Yes, Durham Arts Council and partner counties will offer virtual information sessions to explain the program and answer questions. These sessions are free, but you will need to request a meeting link from the designated representative. Attend the session that is most convenient for you. We expect each session to last no more than 60 minutes. We will also post a recording of one of the sessions on the website. All sessions are at 6:00pm:

Thursday, June 23, 2022, hosted by Orange County Arts Commission and Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

Wednesday, July 13, 2022, hosted by Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 hosted by Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

What criteria are used to evaluate applications?

  • Demonstrated talent in an art form and overall excellence of the artist’s work
  • Clear commitment to a career as a practicing professional artist
  • Benefit of the proposed project to the artist’s professional growth
  • Feasibility of the proposed project

How much can I request? The maximum amount an applicant can request is $1,500.

Will I be required to provide a final report of my use of the grant? Yes, we require both a financial and narrative report. A link to the report form will be sent to those receiving awards.

All applications are due by August 19, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. We do not accept late or incomplete applications. The Artist Support Grant is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, Alamance Arts and Person County Arts Council. Durham Arts Council promotes and encourages excellence in the creation, experience and support of the arts all for the enrichment of our total community. Durham Arts Council does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation or belief, age, or disability.

The Artist Support Grant The Artist Support Grant was created to provide direct support to individual artists during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative funds professional and artistic development for emerging and established artists to enhance their skills and abilities to create work or to improve their business operations and capacity to bring their work to new audiences. Artists working in visual, craft, performing, traditional, literary, media and interdisciplinary art forms are encouraged to apply. 

The Artist Support Grants will support projects taking place between January 2023 - December 2023. Award funds must be spent by June 30, 2023. Awards may range from $500-$1,500.

Who is eligible to apply?

· Applicants must have lived in Durham, Alamance, Orange or Person Counties, NC, for at least one year before the application deadline. (Since August 19, 2021)

· Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the application deadline.

· Applicants cannot be enrolled in a degree program in their art form.

· Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to spending a significant portion of their time on their work as artists.

· Artists who receive an Artist Support Grant must wait two years to reapply, so artists who received an Artist Support Grant in 2021 and 2022 are not eligible to apply for an award in 2023.

What projects are eligible for funding? Up to 50 percent of the grant amount may be used for artist fees.

  • Completion/Presentation of a New Work — Cost of resources necessary to complete or present a      significant new work (e.g., purchasing art supplies or equipment (digital may qualify) or space rental)
  • Career Promotion — Projects aimed at advertising artists’ work and/or demonstrating their skill level (e.g., websites, portfolios, audio-visual documentation, and online presentation)
  • Training — Costs to attend a class or workshop (in-person or virtual) aimed at either enhancing the artist’s skill level or professional development  (for example, a master class or workshop taught by acknowledged authorities in the applicant artist’s medium)
  • Travel — Costs of transportation, lodging, and food for training, professional conferences, or research as allowed or possible while adhering to social distancing guidelines

What projects are not eligible for funding?

  • Scholarships for undergraduate- or graduate-level education
  • Projects that support or oppose a particular candidate for public office
  • Projects that are exclusive to members of a particular religious faith group
  • Projects that do not have a direct effect on the applicant’s growth as an artist (for example., the promotion of other artists’ work)

What is the deadline for submitting applications? Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., August 19, 2022. All portions of the application must be received by this date, Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Who decides which artists receive awards? Grant applications and support materials are reviewed by local professional artists in each art form who score and discuss applications before recommending a slate of awards which is approved by the DAC Board of Directors.

Who funds the program? The primary funder of this expanded program is the North Carolina Arts Council a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The program is also funded by the Durham Arts Council, Alamance Arts, the Orange County Arts Commission, and the Person County Arts Council.

Can I get assistance?

Yes, Durham Arts Council and partner counties will offer virtual information sessions to explain the program and answer questions. These sessions are free, but you will need to request a meeting link from the designated representative. Attend the session that is most convenient for you. We expect each session to last no more than 60 minutes. We will also post a recording of one of the sessions on the website. All sessions are at 6:00pm:

Thursday, June 23, 2022, hosted by Orange County Arts Commission and Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

Wednesday, July 13, 2022, hosted by Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 hosted by Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

What criteria are used to evaluate applications?

  • Demonstrated talent in an art form and overall excellence of the artist’s work
  • Clear commitment to a career as a practicing professional artist
  • Benefit of the proposed project to the artist’s professional growth
  • Feasibility of the proposed project

How much can I request? The maximum amount an applicant can request is $1,500.

Will I be required to provide a final report of my use of the grant? Yes, we require both a financial and narrative report. A link to the report form will be sent to those receiving awards.

All applications are due by August 19, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. We do not accept late or incomplete applications. The Artist Support Grant is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, Alamance Arts and Person County Arts Council. Durham Arts Council promotes and encourages excellence in the creation, experience and support of the arts all for the enrichment of our total community. Durham Arts Council does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation or belief, age, or disability.

The Artist Support Grant The Artist Support Grant was created to provide direct support to individual artists during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative funds professional and artistic development for emerging and established artists to enhance their skills and abilities to create work or to improve their business operations and capacity to bring their work to new audiences. Artists working in visual, craft, performing, traditional, literary, media and interdisciplinary art forms are encouraged to apply. 

The Artist Support Grants will support projects taking place between January 2023 - December 2023. Award funds must be spent by June 30, 2023. Awards may range from $500-$1,500.

Who is eligible to apply?

· Applicants must have lived in Durham, Alamance, Orange or Person Counties, NC, for at least one year before the application deadline. (Since August 19, 2021)

· Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the application deadline.

· Applicants cannot be enrolled in a degree program in their art form.

· Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to spending a significant portion of their time on their work as artists.

· Artists who receive an Artist Support Grant must wait two years to reapply, so artists who received an Artist Support Grant in 2021 and 2022 are not eligible to apply for an award in 2023.

What projects are eligible for funding? Up to 50 percent of the grant amount may be used for artist fees.

  • Completion/Presentation of a New Work — Cost of resources necessary to complete or present a      significant new work (e.g., purchasing art supplies or equipment (digital may qualify) or space rental)
  • Career Promotion — Projects aimed at advertising artists’ work and/or demonstrating their skill level (e.g., websites, portfolios, audio-visual documentation, and online presentation)
  • Training — Costs to attend a class or workshop (in-person or virtual) aimed at either enhancing the artist’s skill level or professional development  (for example, a master class or workshop taught by acknowledged authorities in the applicant artist’s medium)
  • Travel — Costs of transportation, lodging, and food for training, professional conferences, or research as allowed or possible while adhering to social distancing guidelines

What projects are not eligible for funding?

  • Scholarships for undergraduate- or graduate-level education
  • Projects that support or oppose a particular candidate for public office
  • Projects that are exclusive to members of a particular religious faith group
  • Projects that do not have a direct effect on the applicant’s growth as an artist (for example., the promotion of other artists’ work)

What is the deadline for submitting applications? Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., August 19, 2022. All portions of the application must be received by this date, Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Who decides which artists receive awards? Grant applications and support materials are reviewed by local professional artists in each art form who score and discuss applications before recommending a slate of awards which is approved by the DAC Board of Directors.

Who funds the program? The primary funder of this expanded program is the North Carolina Arts Council a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The program is also funded by the Durham Arts Council, Alamance Arts, the Orange County Arts Commission, and the Person County Arts Council.

Can I get assistance?

Yes, Durham Arts Council and partner counties will offer virtual information sessions to explain the program and answer questions. These sessions are free, but you will need to request a meeting link from the designated representative. Attend the session that is most convenient for you. We expect each session to last no more than 60 minutes. We will also post a recording of one of the sessions on the website. All sessions are at 6:00pm:

Thursday, June 23, 2022, hosted by Orange County Arts Commission and Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

Wednesday, July 13, 2022, hosted by Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 hosted by Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

What criteria are used to evaluate applications?

  • Demonstrated talent in an art form and overall excellence of the artist’s work
  • Clear commitment to a career as a practicing professional artist
  • Benefit of the proposed project to the artist’s professional growth
  • Feasibility of the proposed project

How much can I request? The maximum amount an applicant can request is $1,500.

Will I be required to provide a final report of my use of the grant? Yes, we require both a financial and narrative report. A link to the report form will be sent to those receiving awards.

All applications are due by August 19, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. We do not accept late or incomplete applications. The Artist Support Grant is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, Alamance Arts and Person County Arts Council. Durham Arts Council promotes and encourages excellence in the creation, experience and support of the arts all for the enrichment of our total community. Durham Arts Council does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation or belief, age, or disability.

The Artist Support Grant The Artist Support Grant was created to provide direct support to individual artists during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative funds professional and artistic development for emerging and established artists to enhance their skills and abilities to create work or to improve their business operations and capacity to bring their work to new audiences. Artists working in visual, craft, performing, traditional, literary, media and interdisciplinary art forms are encouraged to apply. 

The Artist Support Grants will support projects taking place between January 2023 - December 2023. Award funds must be spent by June 30, 2023. Awards may range from $500-$1,500.

Who is eligible to apply?

· Applicants must have lived in Durham, Alamance, Orange or Person Counties, NC, for at least one year before the application deadline. (Since August 19, 2021)

· Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the application deadline.

· Applicants cannot be enrolled in a degree program in their art form.

· Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to spending a significant portion of their time on their work as artists.

· Artists who receive an Artist Support Grant must wait two years to reapply, so artists who received an Artist Support Grant in 2021 and 2022 are not eligible to apply for an award in 2023.

What projects are eligible for funding? Up to 50 percent of the grant amount may be used for artist fees.

  • Completion/Presentation of a New Work — Cost of resources necessary to complete or present a      significant new work (e.g., purchasing art supplies or equipment (digital may qualify) or space rental)
  • Career Promotion — Projects aimed at advertising artists’ work and/or demonstrating their skill level (e.g., websites, portfolios, audio-visual documentation, and online presentation)
  • Training — Costs to attend a class or workshop (in-person or virtual) aimed at either enhancing the artist’s skill level or professional development  (for example, a master class or workshop taught by acknowledged authorities in the applicant artist’s medium)
  • Travel — Costs of transportation, lodging, and food for training, professional conferences, or research as allowed or possible while adhering to social distancing guidelines

What projects are not eligible for funding?

  • Scholarships for undergraduate- or graduate-level education
  • Projects that support or oppose a particular candidate for public office
  • Projects that are exclusive to members of a particular religious faith group
  • Projects that do not have a direct effect on the applicant’s growth as an artist (for example., the promotion of other artists’ work)

What is the deadline for submitting applications? Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., August 19, 2022. All portions of the application must be received by this date, Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Who decides which artists receive awards? Grant applications and support materials are reviewed by local professional artists in each art form who score and discuss applications before recommending a slate of awards which is approved by the DAC Board of Directors.

Who funds the program? The primary funder of this expanded program is the North Carolina Arts Council a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The program is also funded by the Durham Arts Council, Alamance Arts, the Orange County Arts Commission, and the Person County Arts Council.

Can I get assistance?

Yes, Durham Arts Council and partner counties will offer virtual information sessions to explain the program and answer questions. These sessions are free, but you will need to request a meeting link from the designated representative. Attend the session that is most convenient for you. We expect each session to last no more than 60 minutes. We will also post a recording of one of the sessions on the website. All sessions are at 6:00pm:

Thursday, June 23, 2022, hosted by Orange County Arts Commission and Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

Wednesday, July 13, 2022, hosted by Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 hosted by Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

What criteria are used to evaluate applications?

  • Demonstrated talent in an art form and overall excellence of the artist’s work
  • Clear commitment to a career as a practicing professional artist
  • Benefit of the proposed project to the artist’s professional growth
  • Feasibility of the proposed project

How much can I request? The maximum amount an applicant can request is $1,500.

Will I be required to provide a final report of my use of the grant? Yes, we require both a financial and narrative report. A link to the report form will be sent to those receiving awards.

All applications are due by August 19, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. We do not accept late or incomplete applications. The Artist Support Grant is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, Alamance Arts and Person County Arts Council. Durham Arts Council promotes and encourages excellence in the creation, experience and support of the arts all for the enrichment of our total community. Durham Arts Council does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation or belief, age, or disability.

The Artist Support Grant The Artist Support Grant was created to provide direct support to individual artists during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative funds professional and artistic development for emerging and established artists to enhance their skills and abilities to create work or to improve their business operations and capacity to bring their work to new audiences. Artists working in visual, craft, performing, traditional, literary, media and interdisciplinary art forms are encouraged to apply. 

The Artist Support Grants will support projects taking place between January 2023 - December 2023. Award funds must be spent by June 30, 2023. Awards may range from $500-$1,500.

Who is eligible to apply?

· Applicants must have lived in Durham, Alamance, Orange or Person Counties, NC, for at least one year before the application deadline. (Since August 19, 2021)

· Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the application deadline.

· Applicants cannot be enrolled in a degree program in their art form.

· Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to spending a significant portion of their time on their work as artists.

· Artists who receive an Artist Support Grant must wait two years to reapply, so artists who received an Artist Support Grant in 2021 and 2022 are not eligible to apply for an award in 2023.

What projects are eligible for funding? Up to 50 percent of the grant amount may be used for artist fees.

  • Completion/Presentation of a New Work — Cost of resources necessary to complete or present a      significant new work (e.g., purchasing art supplies or equipment (digital may qualify) or space rental)
  • Career Promotion — Projects aimed at advertising artists’ work and/or demonstrating their skill level (e.g., websites, portfolios, audio-visual documentation, and online presentation)
  • Training — Costs to attend a class or workshop (in-person or virtual) aimed at either enhancing the artist’s skill level or professional development  (for example, a master class or workshop taught by acknowledged authorities in the applicant artist’s medium)
  • Travel — Costs of transportation, lodging, and food for training, professional conferences, or research as allowed or possible while adhering to social distancing guidelines

What projects are not eligible for funding?

  • Scholarships for undergraduate- or graduate-level education
  • Projects that support or oppose a particular candidate for public office
  • Projects that are exclusive to members of a particular religious faith group
  • Projects that do not have a direct effect on the applicant’s growth as an artist (for example., the promotion of other artists’ work)

What is the deadline for submitting applications? Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., August 19, 2022. All portions of the application must be received by this date, Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Who decides which artists receive awards? Grant applications and support materials are reviewed by local professional artists in each art form who score and discuss applications before recommending a slate of awards which is approved by the DAC Board of Directors.

Who funds the program? The primary funder of this expanded program is the North Carolina Arts Council a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The program is also funded by the Durham Arts Council, Alamance Arts, the Orange County Arts Commission, and the Person County Arts Council.

Can I get assistance?

Yes, Durham Arts Council and partner counties will offer virtual information sessions to explain the program and answer questions. These sessions are free, but you will need to request a meeting link from the designated representative. Attend the session that is most convenient for you. We expect each session to last no more than 60 minutes. We will also post a recording of one of the sessions on the website. All sessions are at 6:00pm:

Thursday, June 23, 2022, hosted by Orange County Arts Commission and Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

Wednesday, July 13, 2022, hosted by Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 hosted by Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

What criteria are used to evaluate applications?

  • Demonstrated talent in an art form and overall excellence of the artist’s work
  • Clear commitment to a career as a practicing professional artist
  • Benefit of the proposed project to the artist’s professional growth
  • Feasibility of the proposed project

How much can I request? The maximum amount an applicant can request is $1,500.

Will I be required to provide a final report of my use of the grant? Yes, we require both a financial and narrative report. A link to the report form will be sent to those receiving awards.

All applications are due by August 19, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. We do not accept late or incomplete applications. The Artist Support Grant is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, Alamance Arts and Person County Arts Council. Durham Arts Council promotes and encourages excellence in the creation, experience and support of the arts all for the enrichment of our total community. Durham Arts Council does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation or belief, age, or disability.

The Artist Support Grant The Artist Support Grant was created to provide direct support to individual artists during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative funds professional and artistic development for emerging and established artists to enhance their skills and abilities to create work or to improve their business operations and capacity to bring their work to new audiences. Artists working in visual, craft, performing, traditional, literary, media and interdisciplinary art forms are encouraged to apply. 

The Artist Support Grants will support projects taking place between January 2023 - December 2023. Award funds must be spent by June 30, 2023. Awards may range from $500-$1,500.

Who is eligible to apply?

· Applicants must have lived in Durham, Alamance, Orange or Person Counties, NC, for at least one year before the application deadline. (Since August 19, 2021)

· Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the application deadline.

· Applicants cannot be enrolled in a degree program in their art form.

· Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to spending a significant portion of their time on their work as artists.

· Artists who receive an Artist Support Grant must wait two years to reapply, so artists who received an Artist Support Grant in 2021 and 2022 are not eligible to apply for an award in 2023.

What projects are eligible for funding? Up to 50 percent of the grant amount may be used for artist fees.

  • Completion/Presentation of a New Work — Cost of resources necessary to complete or present a      significant new work (e.g., purchasing art supplies or equipment (digital may qualify) or space rental)
  • Career Promotion — Projects aimed at advertising artists’ work and/or demonstrating their skill level (e.g., websites, portfolios, audio-visual documentation, and online presentation)
  • Training — Costs to attend a class or workshop (in-person or virtual) aimed at either enhancing the artist’s skill level or professional development  (for example, a master class or workshop taught by acknowledged authorities in the applicant artist’s medium)
  • Travel — Costs of transportation, lodging, and food for training, professional conferences, or research as allowed or possible while adhering to social distancing guidelines

What projects are not eligible for funding?

  • Scholarships for undergraduate- or graduate-level education
  • Projects that support or oppose a particular candidate for public office
  • Projects that are exclusive to members of a particular religious faith group
  • Projects that do not have a direct effect on the applicant’s growth as an artist (for example., the promotion of other artists’ work)

What is the deadline for submitting applications? Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., August 19, 2022. All portions of the application must be received by this date, Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Who decides which artists receive awards? Grant applications and support materials are reviewed by local professional artists in each art form who score and discuss applications before recommending a slate of awards which is approved by the DAC Board of Directors.

Who funds the program? The primary funder of this expanded program is the North Carolina Arts Council a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The program is also funded by the Durham Arts Council, Alamance Arts, the Orange County Arts Commission, and the Person County Arts Council.

Can I get assistance?

Yes, Durham Arts Council and partner counties will offer virtual information sessions to explain the program and answer questions. These sessions are free, but you will need to request a meeting link from the designated representative. Attend the session that is most convenient for you. We expect each session to last no more than 60 minutes. We will also post a recording of one of the sessions on the website. All sessions are at 6:00pm:

Thursday, June 23, 2022, hosted by Orange County Arts Commission and Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

Wednesday, July 13, 2022, hosted by Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 hosted by Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

What criteria are used to evaluate applications?

  • Demonstrated talent in an art form and overall excellence of the artist’s work
  • Clear commitment to a career as a practicing professional artist
  • Benefit of the proposed project to the artist’s professional growth
  • Feasibility of the proposed project

How much can I request? The maximum amount an applicant can request is $1,500.

Will I be required to provide a final report of my use of the grant? Yes, we require both a financial and narrative report. A link to the report form will be sent to those receiving awards.

All applications are due by August 19, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. We do not accept late or incomplete applications. The Artist Support Grant is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, Alamance Arts and Person County Arts Council. Durham Arts Council promotes and encourages excellence in the creation, experience and support of the arts all for the enrichment of our total community. Durham Arts Council does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation or belief, age, or disability.

The Artist Support Grant The Artist Support Grant was created to provide direct support to individual artists during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative funds professional and artistic development for emerging and established artists to enhance their skills and abilities to create work or to improve their business operations and capacity to bring their work to new audiences. Artists working in visual, craft, performing, traditional, literary, media and interdisciplinary art forms are encouraged to apply. 

The Artist Support Grants will support projects taking place between January 2023 - December 2023. Award funds must be spent by June 30, 2023. Awards may range from $500-$1,500.

Who is eligible to apply?

· Applicants must have lived in Durham, Alamance, Orange or Person Counties, NC, for at least one year before the application deadline. (Since August 19, 2021)

· Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the application deadline.

· Applicants cannot be enrolled in a degree program in their art form.

· Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to spending a significant portion of their time on their work as artists.

· Artists who receive an Artist Support Grant must wait two years to reapply, so artists who received an Artist Support Grant in 2021 and 2022 are not eligible to apply for an award in 2023.

What projects are eligible for funding? Up to 50 percent of the grant amount may be used for artist fees.

  • Completion/Presentation of a New Work — Cost of resources necessary to complete or present a      significant new work (e.g., purchasing art supplies or equipment (digital may qualify) or space rental)
  • Career Promotion — Projects aimed at advertising artists’ work and/or demonstrating their skill level (e.g., websites, portfolios, audio-visual documentation, and online presentation)
  • Training — Costs to attend a class or workshop (in-person or virtual) aimed at either enhancing the artist’s skill level or professional development  (for example, a master class or workshop taught by acknowledged authorities in the applicant artist’s medium)
  • Travel — Costs of transportation, lodging, and food for training, professional conferences, or research as allowed or possible while adhering to social distancing guidelines

What projects are not eligible for funding?

  • Scholarships for undergraduate- or graduate-level education
  • Projects that support or oppose a particular candidate for public office
  • Projects that are exclusive to members of a particular religious faith group
  • Projects that do not have a direct effect on the applicant’s growth as an artist (for example., the promotion of other artists’ work)

What is the deadline for submitting applications? Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., August 19, 2022. All portions of the application must be received by this date, Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Who decides which artists receive awards? Grant applications and support materials are reviewed by local professional artists in each art form who score and discuss applications before recommending a slate of awards which is approved by the DAC Board of Directors.

Who funds the program? The primary funder of this expanded program is the North Carolina Arts Council a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The program is also funded by the Durham Arts Council, Alamance Arts, the Orange County Arts Commission, and the Person County Arts Council.

Can I get assistance?

Yes, Durham Arts Council and partner counties will offer virtual information sessions to explain the program and answer questions. These sessions are free, but you will need to request a meeting link from the designated representative. Attend the session that is most convenient for you. We expect each session to last no more than 60 minutes. We will also post a recording of one of the sessions on the website. All sessions are at 6:00pm:

Thursday, June 23, 2022, hosted by Orange County Arts Commission and Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

Wednesday, July 13, 2022, hosted by Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 hosted by Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

What criteria are used to evaluate applications?

  • Demonstrated talent in an art form and overall excellence of the artist’s work
  • Clear commitment to a career as a practicing professional artist
  • Benefit of the proposed project to the artist’s professional growth
  • Feasibility of the proposed project

How much can I request? The maximum amount an applicant can request is $1,500.

Will I be required to provide a final report of my use of the grant? Yes, we require both a financial and narrative report. A link to the report form will be sent to those receiving awards.

All applications are due by August 19, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. We do not accept late or incomplete applications. The Artist Support Grant is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, Alamance Arts and Person County Arts Council. Durham Arts Council promotes and encourages excellence in the creation, experience and support of the arts all for the enrichment of our total community. Durham Arts Council does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation or belief, age, or disability.

The Artist Support Grant The Artist Support Grant was created to provide direct support to individual artists during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative funds professional and artistic development for emerging and established artists to enhance their skills and abilities to create work or to improve their business operations and capacity to bring their work to new audiences. Artists working in visual, craft, performing, traditional, literary, media and interdisciplinary art forms are encouraged to apply. 

The Artist Support Grants will support projects taking place between January 2023 - December 2023. Award funds must be spent by June 30, 2023. Awards may range from $500-$1,500.

Who is eligible to apply?

· Applicants must have lived in Durham, Alamance, Orange or Person Counties, NC, for at least one year before the application deadline. (Since August 19, 2021)

· Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the application deadline.

· Applicants cannot be enrolled in a degree program in their art form.

· Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to spending a significant portion of their time on their work as artists.

· Artists who receive an Artist Support Grant must wait two years to reapply, so artists who received an Artist Support Grant in 2021 and 2022 are not eligible to apply for an award in 2023.

What projects are eligible for funding? Up to 50 percent of the grant amount may be used for artist fees.

  • Completion/Presentation of a New Work — Cost of resources necessary to complete or present a      significant new work (e.g., purchasing art supplies or equipment (digital may qualify) or space rental)
  • Career Promotion — Projects aimed at advertising artists’ work and/or demonstrating their skill level (e.g., websites, portfolios, audio-visual documentation, and online presentation)
  • Training — Costs to attend a class or workshop (in-person or virtual) aimed at either enhancing the artist’s skill level or professional development  (for example, a master class or workshop taught by acknowledged authorities in the applicant artist’s medium)
  • Travel — Costs of transportation, lodging, and food for training, professional conferences, or research as allowed or possible while adhering to social distancing guidelines

What projects are not eligible for funding?

  • Scholarships for undergraduate- or graduate-level education
  • Projects that support or oppose a particular candidate for public office
  • Projects that are exclusive to members of a particular religious faith group
  • Projects that do not have a direct effect on the applicant’s growth as an artist (for example., the promotion of other artists’ work)

What is the deadline for submitting applications? Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., August 19, 2022. All portions of the application must be received by this date, Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Who decides which artists receive awards? Grant applications and support materials are reviewed by local professional artists in each art form who score and discuss applications before recommending a slate of awards which is approved by the DAC Board of Directors.

Who funds the program? The primary funder of this expanded program is the North Carolina Arts Council a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The program is also funded by the Durham Arts Council, Alamance Arts, the Orange County Arts Commission, and the Person County Arts Council.

Can I get assistance?

Yes, Durham Arts Council and partner counties will offer virtual information sessions to explain the program and answer questions. These sessions are free, but you will need to request a meeting link from the designated representative. Attend the session that is most convenient for you. We expect each session to last no more than 60 minutes. We will also post a recording of one of the sessions on the website. All sessions are at 6:00pm:

Thursday, June 23, 2022, hosted by Orange County Arts Commission and Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

Wednesday, July 13, 2022, hosted by Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 hosted by Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

What criteria are used to evaluate applications?

  • Demonstrated talent in an art form and overall excellence of the artist’s work
  • Clear commitment to a career as a practicing professional artist
  • Benefit of the proposed project to the artist’s professional growth
  • Feasibility of the proposed project

How much can I request? The maximum amount an applicant can request is $1,500.

Will I be required to provide a final report of my use of the grant? Yes, we require both a financial and narrative report. A link to the report form will be sent to those receiving awards.

All applications are due by August 19, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. We do not accept late or incomplete applications. The Artist Support Grant is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, Alamance Arts and Person County Arts Council. Durham Arts Council promotes and encourages excellence in the creation, experience and support of the arts all for the enrichment of our total community. Durham Arts Council does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation or belief, age, or disability.

The Artist Support Grant The Artist Support Grant was created to provide direct support to individual artists during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative funds professional and artistic development for emerging and established artists to enhance their skills and abilities to create work or to improve their business operations and capacity to bring their work to new audiences. Artists working in visual, craft, performing, traditional, literary, media and interdisciplinary art forms are encouraged to apply. 

The Artist Support Grants will support projects taking place between January 2023 - December 2023. Award funds must be spent by June 30, 2023. Awards may range from $500-$1,500.

Who is eligible to apply?

· Applicants must have lived in Durham, Alamance, Orange or Person Counties, NC, for at least one year before the application deadline. (Since August 19, 2021)

· Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the application deadline.

· Applicants cannot be enrolled in a degree program in their art form.

· Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to spending a significant portion of their time on their work as artists.

· Artists who receive an Artist Support Grant must wait two years to reapply, so artists who received an Artist Support Grant in 2021 and 2022 are not eligible to apply for an award in 2023.

What projects are eligible for funding? Up to 50 percent of the grant amount may be used for artist fees.

  • Completion/Presentation of a New Work — Cost of resources necessary to complete or present a      significant new work (e.g., purchasing art supplies or equipment (digital may qualify) or space rental)
  • Career Promotion — Projects aimed at advertising artists’ work and/or demonstrating their skill level (e.g., websites, portfolios, audio-visual documentation, and online presentation)
  • Training — Costs to attend a class or workshop (in-person or virtual) aimed at either enhancing the artist’s skill level or professional development  (for example, a master class or workshop taught by acknowledged authorities in the applicant artist’s medium)
  • Travel — Costs of transportation, lodging, and food for training, professional conferences, or research as allowed or possible while adhering to social distancing guidelines

What projects are not eligible for funding?

  • Scholarships for undergraduate- or graduate-level education
  • Projects that support or oppose a particular candidate for public office
  • Projects that are exclusive to members of a particular religious faith group
  • Projects that do not have a direct effect on the applicant’s growth as an artist (for example., the promotion of other artists’ work)

What is the deadline for submitting applications? Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., August 19, 2022. All portions of the application must be received by this date, Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Who decides which artists receive awards? Grant applications and support materials are reviewed by local professional artists in each art form who score and discuss applications before recommending a slate of awards which is approved by the DAC Board of Directors.

Who funds the program? The primary funder of this expanded program is the North Carolina Arts Council a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The program is also funded by the Durham Arts Council, Alamance Arts, the Orange County Arts Commission, and the Person County Arts Council.

Can I get assistance?

Yes, Durham Arts Council and partner counties will offer virtual information sessions to explain the program and answer questions. These sessions are free, but you will need to request a meeting link from the designated representative. Attend the session that is most convenient for you. We expect each session to last no more than 60 minutes. We will also post a recording of one of the sessions on the website. All sessions are at 6:00pm:

Thursday, June 23, 2022, hosted by Orange County Arts Commission and Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

Wednesday, July 13, 2022, hosted by Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 hosted by Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

What criteria are used to evaluate applications?

  • Demonstrated talent in an art form and overall excellence of the artist’s work
  • Clear commitment to a career as a practicing professional artist
  • Benefit of the proposed project to the artist’s professional growth
  • Feasibility of the proposed project

How much can I request? The maximum amount an applicant can request is $1,500.

Will I be required to provide a final report of my use of the grant? Yes, we require both a financial and narrative report. A link to the report form will be sent to those receiving awards.

All applications are due by August 19, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. We do not accept late or incomplete applications. The Artist Support Grant is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, Alamance Arts and Person County Arts Council. Durham Arts Council promotes and encourages excellence in the creation, experience and support of the arts all for the enrichment of our total community. Durham Arts Council does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation or belief, age, or disability.

The Artist Support Grant The Artist Support Grant was created to provide direct support to individual artists during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative funds professional and artistic development for emerging and established artists to enhance their skills and abilities to create work or to improve their business operations and capacity to bring their work to new audiences. Artists working in visual, craft, performing, traditional, literary, media and interdisciplinary art forms are encouraged to apply. 

The Artist Support Grants will support projects taking place between January 2023 - December 2023. Award funds must be spent by June 30, 2023. Awards may range from $500-$1,500.

Who is eligible to apply?

· Applicants must have lived in Durham, Alamance, Orange or Person Counties, NC, for at least one year before the application deadline. (Since August 19, 2021)

· Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the application deadline.

· Applicants cannot be enrolled in a degree program in their art form.

· Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to spending a significant portion of their time on their work as artists.

· Artists who receive an Artist Support Grant must wait two years to reapply, so artists who received an Artist Support Grant in 2021 and 2022 are not eligible to apply for an award in 2023.

What projects are eligible for funding? Up to 50 percent of the grant amount may be used for artist fees.

  • Completion/Presentation of a New Work — Cost of resources necessary to complete or present a      significant new work (e.g., purchasing art supplies or equipment (digital may qualify) or space rental)
  • Career Promotion — Projects aimed at advertising artists’ work and/or demonstrating their skill level (e.g., websites, portfolios, audio-visual documentation, and online presentation)
  • Training — Costs to attend a class or workshop (in-person or virtual) aimed at either enhancing the artist’s skill level or professional development  (for example, a master class or workshop taught by acknowledged authorities in the applicant artist’s medium)
  • Travel — Costs of transportation, lodging, and food for training, professional conferences, or research as allowed or possible while adhering to social distancing guidelines

What projects are not eligible for funding?

  • Scholarships for undergraduate- or graduate-level education
  • Projects that support or oppose a particular candidate for public office
  • Projects that are exclusive to members of a particular religious faith group
  • Projects that do not have a direct effect on the applicant’s growth as an artist (for example., the promotion of other artists’ work)

What is the deadline for submitting applications? Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., August 19, 2022. All portions of the application must be received by this date, Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Who decides which artists receive awards? Grant applications and support materials are reviewed by local professional artists in each art form who score and discuss applications before recommending a slate of awards which is approved by the DAC Board of Directors.

Who funds the program? The primary funder of this expanded program is the North Carolina Arts Council a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The program is also funded by the Durham Arts Council, Alamance Arts, the Orange County Arts Commission, and the Person County Arts Council.

Can I get assistance?

Yes, Durham Arts Council and partner counties will offer virtual information sessions to explain the program and answer questions. These sessions are free, but you will need to request a meeting link from the designated representative. Attend the session that is most convenient for you. We expect each session to last no more than 60 minutes. We will also post a recording of one of the sessions on the website. All sessions are at 6:00pm:

Thursday, June 23, 2022, hosted by Orange County Arts Commission and Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

Wednesday, July 13, 2022, hosted by Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 hosted by Durham Arts Council: contact Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

What criteria are used to evaluate applications?

  • Demonstrated talent in an art form and overall excellence of the artist’s work
  • Clear commitment to a career as a practicing professional artist
  • Benefit of the proposed project to the artist’s professional growth
  • Feasibility of the proposed project

How much can I request? The maximum amount an applicant can request is $1,500.

Will I be required to provide a final report of my use of the grant? Yes, we require both a financial and narrative report. A link to the report form will be sent to those receiving awards.

All applications are due by August 19, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. We do not accept late or incomplete applications. The Artist Support Grant is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, Alamance Arts and Person County Arts Council. Durham Arts Council promotes and encourages excellence in the creation, experience and support of the arts all for the enrichment of our total community. Durham Arts Council does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation or belief, age, or disability.

This page provides an overview of the grant program. To access the application, use the link at the bottom of the page to set up a free account.

Durham Arts Catalyst Grant Overview

The Durham Arts Catalyst Grant program supports the operations and programs of Durham nonprofit arts organizations to provide a range of professional and amateur arts opportunities for the people of Durham. The program provides funding opportunities for organizations without extensive grant writing experience and encourages partnerships or collaborations between agencies, communities, and neighborhoods.

The Durham Arts Catalyst Grant Criteria listed below define the qualities of a strong grant application. The panel will also consider to what degree the full slate of recommended grant applications fulfills the intent of the grant program.

COVID-19 continues to have an enormous impact on how arts programs can be conducted, artists supported and audiences engaged. We encourage nonprofit arts organizations to apply for operating support and to focus on building back capacity and infrastructure.

Who may apply? Organizations or partnerships that have not been funded previously by the DAC Season Grant Program may apply for a Durham Arts Catalyst Grant. Applicants can receive up to two Durham Arts Catalyst Grants within a five-year period. Applicants who have been funded by the Season Grant Program should continue to apply to that program.

Non-profit organizations with arts as their core mission based in Durham County are eligible to apply. Applicant must be non-profit with 501(c)3 status or apply under a fiscal agent other than the Durham Arts Council. Arts nonprofits may request operating or project support. Nonprofit cultural/humanities organizations who are not arts organizations may apply for project support for an arts activity.

During this time of Covid-recovery, DAC’s priority will be funding organizations with an arts-specific core mission.

If you are a new applicant you should review your application with Margaret DeMott, Director of Artist Services, (mdemott@durhamarts.org) before submitting your application

An information session will be held on Zoom on Thursday, May 19 at 6 pm. Email mdemott@durhamarts.org for the link. The session will also be recorded and posted on the DAC Durham Arts Catalyst Grant web page.

If you applied last year and would like to know your scores from last year’s review, you are also encouraged to email Margaret DeMott. All applications must be submitted through Submittable.com by 11:00 PM, July 8, 2022.

What activities are eligible? Arts nonprofits may request support for general operations, a project, equipment or small scale capital projects. We encourage arts nonprofits to request operating support.

Cultural/Humanities nonprofits may request support for an arts project. The activity must occur between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023. Durham Arts Catalyst Grants are not awarded to fundraising activities/events.

ADDITIONAL FUNDING IN FY23-FY24. The Durham Arts Catalyst Grant Program is funded by the Durham Arts Council Annual Arts Fund and the Grassroots Program of the NC Arts Council. In FY23 and FY24 those funds will be supplemented by NC ARPA Funds. These additional funds are intended to assist community arts organizations to build back stronger and have allowed the following:

NEW: for FY23 and FY24 nonprofit arts organizations may request funds for equipment or small-scale capital projects.

NEW: Through NC ARPA Funding DAC will develop and provide DEAI training for the Durham arts sector. Check the box in this application if you are interested in participating.

What can I request? You may apply for up to $3,000 in cash and/or use of space in the Durham Arts Council building. The Durham Arts Council building is a 52,000 sq. ft., city owned, community arts center that contains spaces for dance, theater and music rehearsals, meeting rooms, offices and performance spaces. As part of your Durham Arts Catalyst request you may ask for use of these spaces for your activity. There are fees associated with use of granted space in the building.

The DAC building is open with appropriate COVID-19 protocols in place to protect the safety of all DAC building users.

What is required of Durham Arts Catalyst Grant Recipients? Each Durham Arts Catalyst Grant recipient will:

· Complete the Durham Arts Catalyst Grant contract and submit to DAC with appropriate attachments.

· Use the DAC and NC Arts Council logos and grant acknowledgment line in all relevant publicity, including listing in print materials, email blasts, web pages, and news releases.

· Pay user fees (if receiving a space grant).

· Thank the state elected officials representing Durham for supporting state funding for the arts either in email or letter.

· Attend or promote Arts Day depending on level of grant.

· Participate in 'Count on Me NC' (https://countonmenc.org) program to be acquainted with protocols for limiting spread of COVID-19.

· Participate in the Arts and Economic Prosperity Study coordinated by DAC by completing the data survey and collecting audience surveys at your events.

· File final reports on the use of the grant by July 12, 2023.

Criteria for Evaluating Grant Applications (each application will receive a numeric score for each of the criteria ranging from 1 to 5; 1 being lowest, 5 being highest:

· Artistic quality of proposed activities

· Community impact of activities

· Ability to plan and implement

· Stability and fiscal responsibility of the organization

· Goals for diversity, equity, access and inclusion and strategies for achieving those goals.

  • Promotion      of cross-cultural or community collaboration or partnership

This page provides an overview of the grant program. To access the application, use the link at the bottom of the page to set up a free account.

Season Grant Overview

The Season Grant program supports the operations and programs of nonprofit arts organizations to provide a range of professional and amateur arts opportunities for the people of Durham. The Season Grant Criteria listed below define the qualities of a strong grant application. The panel will also consider to what degree the full slate of recommended grant applications fulfills the intent of the grant program.

COVID-19 continues to have an enormous impact on how arts programs can be conducted, artists supported and audiences engaged. We encourage nonprofit arts organizations to apply for operating support and to focus on building back capacity and infrastructure.

Who may apply? Non-profit organizations with arts as their core mission based in Durham County are eligible to apply. Applicant must be non-profit with 501(c)3 status or apply under a fiscal agent other than the Durham Arts Council. Arts nonprofits may request operating or project support. Nonprofit cultural/humanities organizations who are not arts organizations may apply for project support for an arts activity. During this time of Covid-recovery, DAC’s priority will be funding organizations with an arts-specific core mission.

If you are a new applicant you should review your application with Margaret DeMott, Director of Artist Services, (mdemott@durhamarts.org) before submitting your application. If you are new to grant writing we recommend that you consider the Durham Arts Catalyst Grant which is designed for applicants who are just starting to apply for grants.

An information session will be held on Zoom on Thursday, May 12 at 6 pm. Email mdemott@durhamarts.org for the link. The session will also be recorded and posted on the DAC Season Grant web page.

If you applied last year and would like to know your scores from last year’s review, you are also encouraged to email Margaret DeMott. All applications must be submitted through Submittable.com by 11:00 PM, July 8, 2022.

What activities are eligible? Arts nonprofits may request support for general operations, a project, equipment, or small-scale capital projects. We encourage arts nonprofits to request support that will help them strengthen capacity and infrastructure.

Cultural/Humanities nonprofits may request support for an arts project. The activity must occur between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023. Season Grants are not awarded to fundraising activities/events.

ADDITIONAL FUNDING IN FY23-FY24. The Season Grant Program is funded by the Durham Arts Council Annual Arts Fund and the Grassroots Program of the NC Arts Council. In FY23 and FY24 those funds will be supplemented by NC ARPA Funds. These additional funds are intended to assist community arts organizations to build back stronger and have allowed the following:

NEW: for FY23 and FY24 nonprofit arts organizations may request funds for equipment or small-scale capital projects.

NEW: Through NC ARPA Funding DAC will develop and provide DEAI training for the Durham arts sector. Check the box in this application if you are interested in participating.  You may also indicate other training topics that would be useful to your organization.

What can I request? You may apply for cash and/or use of space in the Durham Arts Council building. Organizations with BIPOC leadership may request up to $10,000 in cash.  Leadership is defined as the combined staff and board.  Leadership is considered BIPOC when more than 50% of the staff and board are BIPOC. All other organizations may request up to $8,600 in cash. Space grants included ongoing use of office, meeting, rehearsal, exhibit and performance space and short term, project specific performances and meetings. The Durham Arts Council building is a 52,000 sq. ft., city owned, community arts center that contains spaces for dance, theater and music rehearsals, meeting rooms, offices, exhibit and performance spaces. An applicant may ask for use of these spaces for a particular project or for on-going operations. There are fees associated with use of granted space in the building.

The DAC building is open with appropriate COVID-19 protocols in place to protect the safety of all DAC building users.

What is required of Season Grant Recipients? Each Season Grant recipient will:

· Complete the Season Grant contract and submit to DAC with appropriate attachments.

· Use the DAC and NC Arts Council logos and grant acknowledgment line in all relevant publicity, including listing in print materials, email blasts, web pages, and news releases.

· Pay user fees (if receiving a space grant).

· Thank the state elected officials representing Durham for supporting state funding for the arts either in email or letter.

· Attend or promote Arts Day depending on level of grant.

· Participate in 'Count on Me NC' (https://countonmenc.org) program to be acquainted with protocols for limiting spread of COVID-19.

· Participate in the Arts and Economic Prosperity Study coordinated by DAC by completing the data survey and collecting audience surveys at your events.

· File final reports on the use of the grant by July 12, 2023.

Criteria for Evaluating Grant Applications (each application will receive a numeric score for each of the criteria ranging from 1 to 5; 1 being lowest, 5 being highest:

· Artistic quality of proposed activities

· Community impact of activities

· Ability to plan and implement

· Stability and fiscal responsibility of the organization

· Goals for diversity, equity, access and inclusion and strategies for achieving those goals.

The Durham Arts Council Arts Recovery Fund provides grants to arts organizations, arts venues and artist-owned arts businesses that have suffered financial loss due to the cancellation of events because of COVID-19. This fund does not award grants for projected losses.  Organizational applicants must be based in Durham County and have been in operation for at least three years. Applications must be complete to be considered. Applicants will be emailed if their application is incomplete so that they have the opportunity to submit a complete application.

Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received for eligibility, clarity and completeness. Awards will be prioritized by need and be granted based on the availability of funds. We will also seek to fund applications that represent the variety and diversity of our community. Applications will be reviewed by DAC staff, DAC board and staff of other Durham arts service organizations.


Question? Email Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org

The DAC Arts Recovery Fund is supported by The PNC Foundation, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Triangle Community Foundation, Duke University, Manbites DogTheater Fund and individual donors.

Durham Arts Council promotes and encourages excellence in the creation, experience and support of the arts all for the enrichment of our total community. Durham Arts Council does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation or belief, age, or disability.



 

El Fondo de Recuperación de las Artes del Consejo de las Artes de Durham concede subvenciones a organizaciones, empresas y locales artísticos que han sufrido pérdidas financieras por cancelación de eventos debido a la COVID-19. Este fondo no concede subvenciones por pérdidas proyectadas. Las organizaciones solicitantes deben tener su sede en el condado de Durham y haber funcionado durante al menos tres años. Se considerarán solo las solicitudes completas. Si una solicitud está incompleta, el solicitante recibirá un mensaje de correo electrónico para darle la oportunidad de presentar una solicitud completa.

Las solicitudes se revisan por orden de recepción para determinar su elegibilidad, claridad e integridad. Las subvenciones se conceden según la necesidad del solicitante y la disponibilidad de fondos. También intentamos subvencionar organizaciones que representen la variedad y diversidad de nuestra comunidad. Las solicitudes serán revisadas por el personal del Consejo de las Artes de Durham, la junta directiva del Consejo de las Artes de Durham y el personal de otras organizaciones de servicios artísticos de Durham.

¿Preguntas? Escríbale a Margaret DeMott a mdemott@durhamarts.org
 

El Fondo de Recuperación de las Artes del Consejo de las Artes de Durham es apoyado por la fundación The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, la fundación Triangle Community Foundation, la Duke University, el fondo Manbites Dog Theater Fund y donantes individuales.

El Consejo de las Artes de Durham promueve y fomenta la excelencia en la creación, la experiencia y el apoyo de las artes para el enriquecimiento de toda nuestra comunidad. El Consejo de las Artes de Durham no discrimina contra ningún empleado o solicitante de empleo por motivos de raza, color, religión, sexo, origen nacional, afiliación política, creencia, edad o discapacidad.
 

The Durham Arts Council Arts Recovery Fund provides grants to working artists that have suffered financial loss due to the cancellation of events because of COVID-19. 

Applicants must live in Durham County, be at least 18, have practiced their art form for at least three years and have suffered a documented loss due to COVID-19.  This fund does not make awards for projected losses. Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants will be emailed if their application is incomplete so that they have the opportunity to submit a complete application.

Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received for eligibility, clarity and completeness. Awards will be prioritized by need and be granted based on the availability of funds. We will also seek to fund applications that represent the variety and diversity of our community. Applications will be reviewed by DAC staff, DAC board and staff of other Durham arts service organizations.

There are other local funds available if you do not live in Durham County.  Click here to see the entire list.  

Please click on "create an account" to start your application.

Question? Email Margaret DeMott at mdemott@durhamarts.org
 

The DAC Arts Recovery Fund is supported by The PNC Foundation, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Triangle Community Foundation, Duke University, Manbites DogTheater Fund and individual donors.

Durham Arts Council promotes and encourages excellence in the creation, experience and support of the arts all for the enrichment of our total community. Durham Arts Council does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation or belief, age, or disability.



 

El Fondo de Recuperación de las Artes del Consejo de las Artes de Durham concede subvenciones a artistas que han sufrido pérdidas financieras por cancelación de eventos debido a la COVID-19.

Los solicitantes deben vivir en el condado de Durham, ser mayores de 18 años, haber practicado su forma de arte durante al menos tres años y haber sufrido una pérdida documentada a causa de la COVID-19. Este fondo no concede subvenciones por pérdidas proyectadas. Se considerarán solo las solicitudes completas. Si una solicitud está incompleta, el solicitante recibirá un mensaje de correo electrónico para darle la oportunidad de presentar una solicitud completa.

Las solicitudes se revisan por orden de recepción a fin de determinar su elegibilidad, claridad e integridad. Las subvenciones se conceden según la necesidad del solicitante y la disponibilidad de fondos. También intentamos subvencionar artistas que representen la variedad y diversidad de nuestra comunidad. Las solicitudes serán revisadas por el personal del Consejo de las Artes de Durham, la junta directiva del Consejo de las Artes de Durham y el personal de otras organizaciones de servicios artísticos de Durham.

Hay otros fondos locales para artistas. La mayoría de estos servicios funcionan en el condado en el que se encuentran. El Fondo de Ayuda para las Artes de Carolina del Norte (NC Arts Relief Fund) atiende a artistas del condado de Wake y de condados que no tienen un fondo de emergencia local.

Fondo de Ayuda para Artistas NorthStar de Durham (NorthStar Durham Artist Relief Fund)

Fondo de Ayuda para las Artes de Carolina del Norte (NC Arts Relief Fund) 

Fondo de Ayuda para las Artes del Condado de Orange (Orange County Arts Relief Fund) 

Esfuerzo de Ayuda para Artistas y Trabajadores del Arte de Chatham (Chatham Artist and Arts-Worker Relief Effort)

Fondo de Ayuda de Emergencia para Artistas de Greensboro (Greensboro Artist Emergency Relief Fund)

Fondo de Resiliencia de Creativos de Mecklenberg (Mecklenberg Creatives Resiliency Fund)


¿Preguntas? Escríbale a Margaret DeMott a mdemott@durhamarts.org
 

El Fondo de Recuperación de las Artes del Consejo de las Artes de Durham es apoyado por la fundación The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, la fundación Triangle Community Foundation, la Duke University, el fondo Manbites Dog Theater Fund y donantes individuales.

El Consejo de las Artes de Durham promueve y fomenta la excelencia en la creación, la experiencia y el apoyo de las artes para el enriquecimiento de toda nuestra comunidad. El Consejo de las Artes de Durham no discrimina contra ningún empleado o solicitante de empleo por motivos de raza, color, religión, sexo, origen nacional, afiliación política, creencia, edad o discapacidad.
 

Who may apply: 
Durham Arts Council Facility Grants provide short term use of the DAC building to support arts activities.
Only non-profits incorporated as a 501(c)3 organization or  individual artists are eligible to apply. If the project is being produced by an unincorporated group of artists an individual artist may apply on behalf of the group.   Applicants must be over the age of 18. 

What projects are eligible?
 Facility Grants support short term projects in all art forms.  Facility Grants will not be given to fundraising events. Facility Grants do not provide support for on-going operations, year round activities, and annual events.  For year round requests, apply to the Season Grant Program.  Facility grants cannot be used to request gallery space for exhibits in the building. To apply for an exhibit you must participate in the annual Call for Artists. Contact stierney@durhamarts.org or call 919-560-2719 for information about the Call for Artists. 

What may I ask for?
 Durham Arts Council manages a 52,000 sq. ft. public, community arts center that contains spaces for dance, theater and music rehearsals, meetings, workshops and performances. A Facility Grant may be used to request use of the facility with a total non-profit rental value of up to $1200 per fiscal year. Request value is calculated at the nonprofit arts & cultural rate rate posted on the DAC website: http://www.durhamarts.org/pdf/facility/Event%20Room%20Rates%20and%20Fees.pdf 

Applicants will only be granted one facility grant per fiscal year (July 1 -June 30). Facility Grants are for rent only and do not include technical, maintenance or security fees incurred by the recipient. All Facility Grants require a User Fee payment by the recipient (See below in Item #2).  If you are awarded a grant you will receive a contract itemizing fees and grant credits, at which time you will be able to adjust your project if necessary.

NOTE: You cannot apply for space using a Facility Grant if you have already made the same request using a Durham Arts Council Season Grant.

What are the criteria by which Durham Arts Council (DAC) evaluates applications? 
Criteria for evaluating applications are: Quality of Art or Arts Experience, Project Implementation and Impact of the Grant on the quality of the project. Facility Grants are dependent on scheduling restrictions and event compatibility. 

EIGHT THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND AS YOU CONSIDER APPLYING FOR THIS GRANT: 
1. You may not apply if you have any outstanding bills or late grant reports due to DAC. 
2. If you are requesting use of the Peoples Security Insurance Theatre, please note that if you are approved for this grant we require payment of a non-refundable, non-transferable User Fee of $70 per performance day in the theatre. If you are applying to use any non performance space at DAC, we require payment of a non-refundable, non-transferable User Fee of $10 for each 4 hour use. This will be due with your signed contract. If you cancel your performance, rehearsal or meeting you lose this deposit. If using the Theatre, we will also require you to meet with the DAC Technical Director at least two weeks prior to event. 
3. Any time you occupy or enter Peoples Security Insurance Theatre, whether for performance, load-in, load-out, rehearsal or other reasons, DAC’s Technical Director must be present at a cost to you of $40.00 per hour. Overtime rates may apply if your use requires more than 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week of the technician’s time. This grant does not cover technician fees.
4. Normal Durham Arts Council building activity hours are 9:00 AM-9:00 PM, Monday through Saturday and 1:00-6:00 PM on Sunday. Any access to the building before or after these hours must be requested ahead of time and will result in extra charges to you. 
5. Although use of tables, chairs and music stands can be included as part of the grant request, the recipient is responsible for setting them up and taking them down. 
6. Although we can usually provide a piano, it is provided with tuning “as is”. If you will require tuning beyond this level, DAC will schedule the tuning and bill you. 
7. We do not check date availability or reserve dates prior to receipt of a Facility Grant application.
8. Durham Arts Council reserves the right to require a security deposit depending on the type of activity and/or applicant’s previous credit history or lack of history. If you need further information about Durham Arts Council or have questions about this grant, contact the Office of Artist Services at 919-560-2720 or 560-2719. DAC reserves the right to request more information before making a decision about the award. You will generally receive notification in 6-8 weeks after due date. Please note that fees quoted in this document are current as of June 2016 and are subject to change without notice.

In its 47th year, CenterFest is the longest running outdoor juried arts festival in North Carolina. Located in Durham's lively Downtown district, the event is a favorite among visual artists, performing artists, and visitors. DAC's expanded marketing campaign, with support from the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau, Downtown Durham Inc., and fantastic media sponsors will continue to build regional response to this exciting event. Annual attendance at the festival averages 30,000 guests.  

CenterFest will be held in downtown Durham on:
Saturday, September 17 - 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. (Set-up), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Festival Hours)
Sunday, September 18 - 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. (Set-up), 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Festival Hours)

DEAR PROSPECTIVE CENTERFEST FOOD VENDOR:
In order to provide each vendor with a unique presence, Durham Arts Council requires a complete menu with prices of the items you plan to sell at this year’s festival. We seek a balance of festival staples and unique food options. If you  are accepted as a food vendor for CenterFest 2022, you will receive a  letter of agreement listing those menu items that you are approved to sell.

Vendor Registration:
As of 2014 North Carolina has a mandatory registration for all festival vendors. All vendors must supply DAC with their NC vendor registration and have a copy on hand at their booth. Registration is free. You can find more information at: http://www.dornc.com/electronic/registration/index.html


Quick & Tasty Details:

  • Food vendor applications will be reviewed after the deadline of July 15, 2022.
  • Payment is accepted online via ETIX at the link provided: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/8182965/2022-centerfest-food-vendor-application--durham-durham-arts-councildurham-art-walk 
  • The link will also be provided in the confirmation email that will be sent to you after completion of the application. 
  • All fees must be paid in advance in order to be considered for participation in CenterFest 2022
  • If you prefer to pay by check, please mail your check made payable to the Durham Arts Council, Inc. with your online application email confirmation to:

 Durham Arts Council
CenterFest Office
120 Morris Street
Durham, NC 27701
 

  • All fees are deposited upon receipt.
  • You will receive notification by August 2, 2022 of acceptance or decline (followed by a refund of booth fee & setup deposit).
  • Great placement of performance areas in relation to food vendor areas
  • Timely technical support for electrical and water related issues
  • Offer the widest variety of food choices by avoiding duplication among accepted vendors.
  • Ice available to vendors for purchase on site.
  • Attractive seating areas close to food vendors.

We look forward to receiving your application and having your business join the wide range of food offerings at Durham Arts Council's CenterFest! For additional information, please contact the CenterFest office at 919-560-2719 or email: stierney@durhamarts.org


Regulations:

  • All food vendors, restaurants, individuals, and non-profit groups may apply as food vendors.
  • Food vendors may set up booths between 8 - 11 pm on Friday, 9/16 and Saturday, 9/17 between 6 - 8 am. By 9 am Saturday, all vehicles must be off-site.
  • All menu items and prices are subject to review by the Food Vendor Committee. Changes in menu items will require prior approval from the committee and cannot be made the day of the festival. 
  • As required by law, all vendors will be subject to inspection by the Durham County Health Dept. and will be issued a permit for their temporary food establishment. No food can be prepared for at your temporary food establishment before your booth has been inspected and issued a permit. The only exception is vendors with a current mobile food truck permit. 
  • Water under pressure will be provided to your booth. You will need to provide a dish washing sink, a receptacle for the removal of waste water, and a minimum of 20 feet to the water system.
  • Durham Arts Council has contracted with an outside vending firm to supply all lemonade, lemon-based drinks, and tea drinks. Food Vendors at CenterFest MAY NOT SELL bottled or canned beverages, water, tea, lemonade, lemon-based smoothies or any other lemon frozen products. The only exception is for non-lemon based frozen smoothies. Payment of a “Smoothie Premium,” in addition to the booth space fee, is required to sell smoothies. Applications for vendors selling mainly coffees, lattes, etc. and little or no food will be considered.
  • ATMS will be available on festival site.
  • Food may only be sold from the assigned vending booth spot.
  • Vendors must abide by all applicable regulations, fire rules and sanitation laws.
  • Vendors are encouraged to make their booth space attractive and inviting.
  • Food Trucks are required to utilize onsite electricity. Generators are not allowed.
  • Fire extinguishers are required (at least one per booth). The Fire Marshall will inspect all booths.
  • Ice will be available for sale / delivery at $5 per bag.
  • Once accepted, you will be required to provide proof of current liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.00; Durham Arts Council, and the City of Durham must be added as additional insureds for September 17-18, 2022.

 For questions regarding food vending regulations contact Durham Co Health Dept. at 919-560-7800.


Refunds:
All fees are deposited upon receipt. If you are not selected to participate in CenterFest 2022, we will return booth fees in full. If you are selected but decide not to participate, you must notify the CenterFest office in writing no later than August 23, 2022. There will be no refunds past this date. The Security/Setup deposit will be refunded by mail following the Festival if your site is left in satisfactory condition as determined by the CenterFest Food Vendor Committee. Failure to properly clean or obstruction of festival site by vehicles will result in forfeiture of your $50.00 security deposit. Proper disposal of waste is required. The area will be inspected by the city prior to, during, and after the event.

Booth Space:

  • Booth spaces are 10’x (10’, 15’, 20’ or 30’) depending on your selection
  • Vendor may apply for more than one space; please utilize separate applications. If your booth/trailer size exceeds the booth space size, you must apply for the next sized booth or your application will not be processed. 
  • Vendors must contain all equipment, supplies and storage within their space. Nothing may be hung on trees. Booths must be of sound construction, free-standing and must not obstruct others. No campers, RVs or trailers are allowed on site except during loading and unloading. Electricity will be provided only if requested on the application. Generators are NOT allowed.


Fee Schedule:
REQUIRED FEES
$30.00 Non-refundable application fee
$50.00 Cleaning Deposit (mandatory)
FOOD VENDOR (TFE) RATES
$375.00 (10 x 10 ) Space
$550.00 (10 x 15 ) Space
$725.00 (10 x 20 ) Space
$1,050.00 (10 x 30) Space
FOOD TRUCK RATES*
$200.00 - 1 Day  
$375.00 - 2-Day
OPTIONAL FEES
$75.00 - Electrical hook up (*required for all food vendors and food trucks - NO GENERATORS ALLOWED)
$300.00 - Smoothie Premium  

Security:

  • Booths/Food Trucks MUST be set-up and tow vehicles removed from the festival site area by 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 and by 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18. Items may be carried to booths after these times.
  • Uniformed security, CenterFest staff and volunteers will be on site during festival hours. Limited security will be available on Saturday night. However, you are strongly encouraged to remove valuable property and lock down vending areas. Durham Arts Council assumes no responsibility for theft, loss, or damage to any signage, product, display equipment or property.

 
Rainout Procedure:
CenterFest is a “rain or shine” event; no rain dates! Participants should be prepared to continue in the case of light rain. In the case of heavy rain, the CenterFest Committee will consider electrical hazards, logistical requirements, concessionaires’ needs, and the requirements of performing artists in making any decision about suspension or cancellation of any part or all of the Festival. No refunds will be made due to inclement weather or a participant’s decision to leave before the end.

APPLICATIONS DUE: FRIDAY, JULY 8th, 2022 

The 47th Annual CenterFest is the longest running outdoor juried arts festival in North Carolina. The festival boasts juried visual artists from near and far, great entertainment, lots of food and fun, and educational activities for kids. Located in Downtown Durham's vibrant city center district, CenterFest performers, artists and visitors will enjoy a setting filled with restaurants, shops and studios: a perfect space for an event that will bring 30,000+ visitors over the weekend. CenterFest 2022 will include several performance stages showcasing music, dance, street performers, and community groups. 

CenterFest will be held in downtown Durham on: 

Saturday, September 17 - 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. (Set-up), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Festival Hours)  

Sunday, September 18 - 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. (Set-up), 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Festival Hours)
 


NONPROFIT APPLICATION GUIDELINES & REGULATIONS:

  • A limited number of booth spaces will be available to nonprofits.
  • Applicants must be 501 (c) 3 not for profit organizations, and must submit their tax-ID # and upload IRS Determination Letter on the application. This will be used and verified as proof of non-profit status from the IRS Department of Treasury.
  • Nonprofit applicants who are invited to participate in CenterFest will be assigned a (single) 10x10' booth space (tent, table, and chairs available for additional fee)
  • Placement will be decided by the CenterFest Committee.
  • Items permitted for sale in booths located within the festival include rummage items and specialty items (hats, stickers, etc.).
  • Food/beverage sales, including home-baked items, are NOT permited.  Food/beverage items may not be given away. CenterFest retains exclusive vending rights for beverages.
  • CenterFest souvenir items may not be sold or given away. CenterFest retains exclusive vending rights for souvenir items, face painting, and T-shirts.
  • Arts and Crafts sales are also prohibited.
  • Information about your nonprofit may be freely distributed to festival participants but only from within your actual booth space. Distribution of information outside of your booth space or in any festival thoroughfare is strictly prohibited. Failure to comply will result in the participant being asked to leave the festival.
  • Organizations must participate on both days of the festival. If booth is abandoned, it will be shut down.
  • Sound level of music, if applicable and which must be approved by the CenterFest Committee, must be contained to booth area.
  • All tent/display units must be of sound construction and must not obstruct others. You and your volunteers are responsible for securing your space overnight. All equipment and supplies must be contained within the dimensions of the space. Nothing may be hung on trees or affixed to building structures in such a way as to damage the surfaces.
  • All sales and activity prices are subject to review and must be approved in advance of the Festival. A contract will be sent to all accepted nonprofits and will include which items and pricing were approved by the Committee.

If more applications are received than spaces are available, preference will be given to applicants which:

  • Have the arts as an integral part of the organization's mission.
  • Offer an amenity to festival-goers. (Interactive activities to attract an audience)
  • FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES CANNOT BE THE PRIMARY FOCUS OF THE BOOTH

 

FEES & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Nonprofit Booth fees do NOT include tents, tables or chairs. They are available to rent at an additional cost. Please plan to bring your own if you are not renting through DAC. Tents are set on asphalt. Be sure to bring appropriate weights to anchor each leg. 

All application fees must be paid online via ETIX at the link provided:    
https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6804643/2022-centerfest-nonprofit-application--durham-durham-arts-councildurham-art-walk
The link will also be provided in the confirmation email you will receive after you  submit your application. You can use this link to pay. 

  • If you prefer to pay by check, please mail your check made payable to the Durham Arts Council, Inc. with your online application email confirmation to:

Durham Arts Council, CenterFest Office, 120 Morris Street Durham, NC 27701  

All fees are deposited upon receipt. Groups will be notified by July 24th of their application status. If an organization is not accepted, booth fees will be refunded at this time if applicable.

  • Applications are due no later than July 8th to be considered for CenterFest 2022.
  • All cancellations for participation must be received in writing by August 19th for a full refund of booth fees.


REQUIRED FEES

$25.00 - Processing Fee (all applicants must submit the processing fee. The fee is non-refundable)

$85.00 - Durham Government Services Booth Space (NOT in shared booth space tent; table/chairs/tent are not included)

OPTIONAL FEES

$25.00 - Table and two chairs 

$75.00 - Electrical hook up 

$250.00 - 10 x 10' tent rental (delivered & assemble)


SECURITY:

  • All vehicles MUST be removed from the festival site area by 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 and by 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18. Items may be carried to booths after these times.
  • Uniformed security, CenterFest staff and volunteers will be on site during festival hours. Limited security will be available on Saturday night. However, you are strongly encouraged to remove valuable property and lock down vending areas. Durham Arts Council assumes no responsibility for theft, loss, or damage to any signage, product, display equipment or property.
     

RAINOUT PROCEDURE:
CenterFest is a “rain or shine” event; no rain dates! Participants should be prepared to continue in the case of light rain. In the case of heavy rain, the CenterFest Committee will consider electrical hazards, logistical requirements, concessionaires’ needs, and the requirements of performing artists in making any decision about suspension or cancellation of any part or all of the Festival. No refunds will be made due to inclement weather or a participant’s decision to leave before the end.

APPLICATIONS DUE: FRIDAY, JULY 8th, 2022

The 47th Annual CenterFest is the longest running outdoor juried arts festival in North Carolina. The festival boasts juried visual artists from near and far, great entertainment, lots of food and fun, and educational activities for kids. Located in Downtown Durham's vibrant city center district, CenterFest performers, artists and visitors will enjoy a setting filled with restaurants, shops and studios: a perfect space for an event that will bring 30,000+ visitors over the weekend. CenterFest 2022 will include several performance stages showcasing music, dance, street performers, and community groups. We are looking for a diverse array of performance groups and entertainers.

CenterFest will be held in downtown Durham on:
Saturday, September 17 - 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. (Set-up), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Festival Hours)
Sunday, September 18 - 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. (Set-up), 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Festival Hours)


DURHAM GOVERNMENT SERVICES APPLICATION GUIDELINES & REGULATIONS:

  • Durham Government Services applicants who are invited to participate in CenterFest will be assigned a separate (single) 10x10 booth space (NOT under shared tent; tent, table, and chairs available for additional fee)
  • Limited spaces available
  • Placement will be decided by the CenterFest Committee.
  •  Items permitted for sale in booths located within the festival include rummage items and specialty items (hats, stickers, etc.).
  • Food/beverage sales, including home-baked items, are NOT permited.  Food/beverage items may not be given away. CenterFest retains exclusive vending rights for beverages.
  • CenterFest souvenir items may not be sold or given away. CenterFest retains exclusive vending rights for souvenir items, face painting, and T-shirts. 
  • Arts and Crafts sales are also prohibited.
  • Information about Durham Government Services department may be freely  distributed to festival participants but only from within your actual  booth space. Distribution of information outside of your booth space or in any festival thoroughfare is strictly prohibited. Failure to comply will result in the participant being  asked to leave the festival.
  • If you bring a department mascot, the mascot may roam freely within the vicinity of the booth to engage festival participants.
  • Organizations must participate on both days of the festival. If booth is abandoned, it will be shut down.
  • Sound level of music, if applicable and which must be approved by the CenterFest Committee, must be contained to booth area.
  • All units must be of sound construction and must not obstruct others. You and your volunteers are responsible for securing your space overnight.
  • All sales and activity prices are subject to review and must be approved in advance of the Festival. A contract will be sent to all accepted government services and will include which items and pricing were approved by the Committee.



FEES & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Government Services booth fees do NOT include tents, tables or chairs. They are available to rent at an additional cost. Please plan to bring your own if you are not renting through DAC. Tents are set on asphalt. Be sure to bring appropriate weights to anchor each leg.

All application fees must be paid online via ETIX at the link provided: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/4315321/2022-centerfest-government-services-application--durham-durham-arts-councildurham-art-walk . The link will also be provided in the confirmation email you will receive after you  submit your application. You can use this link to pay. 

  • If you prefer to pay by check, please mail your check made payable to the Durham Arts Council, Inc. with your online application email confirmation to:

Durham Arts Council
CenterFest Office
120 Morris Street
Durham, NC 27701

All fees are deposited upon receipt. Groups will be notified by July 26th of their application status. If an organization is not accepted, booth fees will be refunded at this time if applicable.
 

  • Applications are due no later than July 8th to be considered for CenterFest 2022.
  • All cancellations for participation must be received in writing by August 19th for a full refund of booth fees.


REQUIRED FEES
$25.00 - Processing Fee (all applicants must submit the processing fee. The fee is non-refundable)
$85.00 - Durham Government Services Booth Space (NOT in shared booth space tent; table/chairs/tent not included)

OPTIONAL FEES
$25.00 - Table and two chairs
$75.00 - Electrical hook up
$250.00 - 10 x 10' tent rental (delivered & assemble)


SECURITY:

  • All vehicles MUST be removed from the festival site area by 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 and by 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18. Items may be carried to booths after these times.
  • Uniformed security, CenterFest staff and volunteers will be on site during festival hours. Limited security will be available on Saturday night. However, you are strongly encouraged to remove valuable property and lock down vending areas. Durham Arts Council assumes no responsibility for theft, loss, or damage to any signage, product, display equipment or property.
     

RAINOUT PROCEDURE:
CenterFest is a “rain or shine” event; no rain dates! Participants should be prepared to continue in the case of light rain. In the case of heavy rain, the CenterFest Committee will consider electrical hazards, logistical requirements, concessionaires’ needs, and the requirements of performing artists in making any decision about suspension or cancellation of any part or all of the Festival. No refunds will be made due to inclement weather or a participant’s decision to leave before the end.
 

APPLICATIONS DUE: FRIDAY, JULY 8th, 2022

The 47th Annual CenterFest is the longest running outdoor juried arts festival in North Carolina. The festival boasts juried visual artists from near and far, great entertainment, lots of food and fun, and educational activities for kids. Located in Downtown Durham's vibrant city center district, CenterFest performers, artists and visitors will enjoy a setting filled with restaurants, shops and studios: a perfect space for an event that will bring 30,000+ visitors over the weekend. CenterFest 2022 will include several performance stages showcasing music, dance, street performers, and community groups.

CenterFest will be held in downtown Durham on:

Saturday, September 17 - 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. (Set-up), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Festival Hours)

Sunday, September 18 - 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. (Set-up), 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Festival Hours)


POLITICAL APPLICATION GUIDELINES & REGULATIONS:
Political Parties and Political Candidates can rent booth space for their organization. Parties can rent as many tents, chairs, and tables as needed (fee schedule on next page), or they can bring their own equipment.

  • All individual political candidates are encouraged to participate in CenterFest by either:
  1. renting a booth space on your own;
    OR
  2. if the candidate is affiliated with a political party which is renting a booth, candidate may request space within the party’s tent from the party coordinator.
  • Booth spaces are available on the streets throughout the festival site. Placement within these parameters will be decided by the CenterFest Committee. A limited number of booth spaces will be available to political organizations.
  • Items permitted for sale in booths located within the festival  include rummage items and specialty items (hats, stickers, etc.). 
  • Food/beverage sales, including home-baked items, are NOT permited. Food/beverage items may not be given away. CenterFest retains exclusive vending rights for beverages.
  • CenterFest souvenir items may not be sold or given away. CenterFest retains exclusive vending rights for souvenir items, face  painting, and T-shirts. 
  • Arts and Crafts sales are prohibited.
  • Information about Political Parties/Candidates, or voter registration may be freely distributed to festival participants but only from within your actual booth space. Distribution of information outside of your booth space or in any festival thoroughfare is strictly prohibited. Failure to comply will  result in the participant being asked to leave the festival.
  • Organizations must participate on both days of the festival. If booth is abandoned, it will be shut down.
  • Sound level of music, if applicable and which must be approved by the CenterFest Committee, must be contained to booth area.
  • All booth spaces are 10’ wide and 10’ deep. All equipment and supplies must be contained within the dimensions of the space. Nothing may be hung on trees or affixed to building structures in such a way as to damage the surfaces.
  • All units must be of sound construction and must not obstruct others. You and your volunteers are responsible for securing your space overnight. All equipment and supplies must be contained within the dimensions of the space. Nothing may be hung on trees or affixed to building structures in such a way as to damage the surfaces.
  • All sales and activity prices are subject to review and must be approved in advance of the Festival.

 
EQUIPMENT RENTAL:
Political Party booth fee does NOT include tents, tables or chairs. They are available to rent at an additional cost. Parties or Candidates can rent as many tents, chairs, and tables as needed (fee schedule below). Please plan to bring your own if you are not renting through DAC. Tents are set on asphalt. Be sure to bring appropriate weights to anchor each leg.

FEES & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
All application fees must be paid online via ETIX at the link provided:  
https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5338264/2022-centerfest-political-booth-application--durham-durham-arts-councildurham-art-walk
The link will also be provided in the confirmation email you will receive after you  submit your application.

  • If you prefer to pay by check, please mail your check made payable to the Durham Arts Council, Inc. with your online application email confirmation to:

 Durham Arts Council
CenterFest Office
120 Morris Street
Durham, NC 27701

All fees are deposited upon receipt. Groups will be notified by July 24th of their application status. If an organization is not accepted, booth and rental fees will be refunded at this time if applicable.

  • Applications are due no later than July 8th to be considered for CenterFest 2022.
  • All cancellations for participation must be received in writing by August 23rd for a full refund of booth and rental fees.

 REQUIRED FEES
$205.00 - Political Booth Space
$25.00 - Processing Fee (all applicants must submit the processing fee. The fee is non-refundable)

OPTIONAL FEES
$250.00 - 10 x 10 tent rental (delivered & assembled)
$75.00 - Electrical hook up
$25.00 - Table + 2 chairs  

SECURITY:

  • All vehicles MUST be removed from the festival site area by 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 and by 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18. Items may be carried to booths after these times.
  • Uniformed security, CenterFest staff and volunteers will be on site during festival hours. Limited security will be available on Saturday night. However, you are strongly encouraged to remove valuable property and lock down vending areas. Durham Arts Council assumes no responsibility for theft, loss, or damage to any signage, product, display equipment or property.
     

 RAINOUT PROCEDURE:
CenterFest is a “rain or shine” event; no rain dates! Participants should be prepared to continue in the case of light rain. In the case of heavy rain, the CenterFest Committee will consider electrical hazards, logistical requirements, concessionaires’ needs, and the requirements of performing artists in making any decision about suspension or cancellation of any part or all of the Festival. No refunds will be made due to inclement weather or a participant’s decision to leave before the end.
 

The final report for your Emerging Artists Grant is due December 31, 2020.  If you have hard copies of publicity materials or project documentation that cannot be uploaded as an electronic file or made accessible through a web link, please mail to the Durham Arts Council.
Materials can be mailed to Margaret DeMott, Director of Artist Services, Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street, Durham, NC 27701.  The DAC Building is currently closed due to COVID-19. If you need to drop off materials contact Margaret DeMott to schedule curb side drop off.


Questions?  email Margaret:   mdemott@durhamarts.org.


 

Thank you for re-applying to the Durham Arts Council's CAPS Program! The application deadline is June 30, 2022 and 11:59 PM.


ONE-ON-ONE PROGRAM REVIEW SESSIONS WITH CAPS DIRECTOR: If you would like to review your current programs or would like discuss new programs to propose, book a session with CAPS Director Aubrey Wellfare here. This is not required.


CREATE A SUBMITTABLE ACCOUNT: Please create an account in Submittable so that you can save and return to application. Create a new account below.

APPLICATION TIP: Before completing the online application, type answers to narrative questions in another document and copy/paste the answers into the corresponding question fields in the online application.

PROGRAM PROPOSAL - UPLOAD: If you are submitting a new program, prepare and save your program proposal so it can be uploaded when prompted by the online application. The program proposal can be viewed, copied, or downloaded at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jSeIGUr-YOBhdiqwg0amZjhp_h9xwziBGahDYb0KAjo/edit?usp=sharing
These steps will save you time, allow you to calculate the word count, and provide you with a copy of your answers in the event of an application error (i.e. answers disappear or answers are not saved).


SAVE APPLICATION REGULARLY: The save draft button is at the end of the application. 

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