APPLICATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, JULY 9th, 2018

The 44th Annual CenterFest is the longest running outdoor juried arts festival in North Carolina. The festival boasts more than 140 juried visual artists, lots of food, great entertainment, community groups, and fun, educational activities for kids. Located in Downtown Durham's vibrant city center district, CenterFest 2018 will welcome an expected 30,000 visitors over the weekend.

CenterFest will be held in downtown Durham on:

Saturday, September 15 - 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. (Set-up), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Festival Hours) 

Sunday, September 16 - 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. (Set-up), 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Festival Hours)


NONPROFIT APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

  • A limited number of booth spaces (not to exceed 25) 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.

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.


REGULATIONS:

  • Booth spaces are available in both the Children’s Area and on the streets throughout the festival site. Placement within these parameters 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 the nonprofit may be handed out to festival participants, but only from within the actual booth space. Distribution of information outside of your booth space or in any festival thoroughfare is strictly prohibited.
  • 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. Double booth spaces may be available. 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 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.


EQUIPMENT RENTAL:

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.


FEES & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

All application fees must be paid online via ETIX at the link provided:    

https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/4698971/2018-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 27th 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 9th to be considered for CenterFest 2018.
  • All cancellations for participation must be received in writing by August 17th for a full refund of booth and rental fees.

REQUIRED FEES
$85.00 - Nonprofit Booth Space ($170.00 double booth)
$25.00 - Processing Fee (required, non-refundable)

OPTIONAL FEES
$250.00 - 10 x 10 tent rental (delivered & assembled)
$60.00 - 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. 15 and by 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16. 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.

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.

Thank you for applying to the Durham Arts Council's CAPS Program!

USING SUBMITTABLE & LOGGING IN: Please create an account with Submittable so that you can save and return to your application. Create an account below.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION DIRECTIONS: Before proceeding and to aid you in completing the online application, please read the Application Guidelines and print the Application Checklist located at the following link: https://durhamartscouncilcaps.com/artists/become-a-caps-artist/

Doing so will allow you to review and prepare for application content, questions, and uploads required to complete the online application.

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

Additionally, prepare and save your lesson plans so that they can be uploaded when prompted by the online application. 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 AS YOU ARE WORKING ON IT. The save draft button is at the end of the application.


Thank you for applying to the Durham Arts Council's CAPS Program!

USING SUBMITTABLE & LOGGING IN: Please create an account with Submittable so that you can save and return to your application.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION DIRECTIONS: Before proceeding and to aid you in completing the online application, please read the Application Guidelines and print the Application Checklist located at the following link: Becoming A CAPS Artist. Doing so will allow you to review and prepare for application content, questions, and uploads required to complete the online application.

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

Additionally, prepare and save your lesson plans so that they can be uploaded when prompted by the online application. 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).


 

Thank you for applying to the Durham Arts Council's CAPS Program!

USING SUBMITTABLE & LOGGING IN: Please create an account with Submittable so that you can save and return to your application.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION DIRECTIONS: Before proceeding and to aid you in completing the online application, please read the Application Guidelines and print the Application Checklist located at the following link: Becoming A CAPS Artist. Doing so will allow you to review and prepare for application content, questions, and uploads required to complete the online application.

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

Additionally, prepare and save your lesson plans so that they can be uploaded when prompted by the online application. 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).


 

What is an emerging artist?

An emerging artist is an artist that has mastered the basic techniques in her/ his art form and who is attempting to launch a professional career in the arts OR an artist taking his/her established career in a new direction. An artist is not required to have any particular degree or type of education to qualify as an emerging artist.


What is the Emerging Artists Program?

The Emerging Artists Program (EAP) is a project grant program that provides financial support to developing or established professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. Pivotal projects may happen at different stages of a career; therefore Emerging Artists Grants are not restricted to "unestablished" artists. 2018-2019 Emerging Artists Grants are intended to fund a particular project that will occur between January 1 – December 31, 2019. The Emerging Artists Program begins its 35th year in 2018-2019.


Who is eligible to apply for a grant?

Individual artists practicing any art form are eligible to apply for a grant. Applicant must be an individual, not a company, group or ensemble. Applicant must currently reside in Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange or Person Counties, North Carolina and have resided there for at least one year immediately prior to the application deadline (since September 21, 2017). Applicant must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program in her/his art form at the time of the application deadline. Recipients of 2017-2018 Emerging Artists Grants may not apply for a 2018-2019 grant.


What is the deadline for submitting applications?

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2018. All portions of the application must be received by this date, although letters of support, should you choose to submit them, may arrive by Friday, September 28, 2018. 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, their comments are then forwarded to the EAP Committee who reviews applications, recommendations and then makes the final award decisions for all EAP grant applications.


Who funds the program? 

The Emerging Artists Program is funded through grants from the North Carolina Arts Council a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Orange County Arts Commission, the Chatham Arts Council, the Granville Arts Council, the Person County Arts Council, gifts to the Durham Arts Council Annual Arts Fund, the Ella Fountain Pratt Fund, the Ruth Carver Fund, The Wainwright Fund for New Works and private & corporate donations.


What types of projects are likely to be funded?

The Emerging Artists Grant Committee is interested in assisting the development of an artist's career, so be sure to clearly define the relationship of your project to your career goals.

In the past, grant awards have provided funds for the following types of expenses:

1) Promotion/ Presentation: The cost of producing a demonstration CD for a composer or musician, a DVD for a choreographer, a portfolio for a graphic artist, editorial assistance for a writer, etc.

2) Travel: Travel to specific workshops, auditions, retreats or seminars—or to do research intrinsic to his/her art form.

3) Services: Rental of equipment or facilities for presentation or creation of a new work.

4) Supplies: Purchase of supplies, materials or equipment necessary for the completion or production of a new work which is considered by the artist to be essential to her/his career.

5) Training: Advanced workshops, master classes or coaching that will enhance the artist's abilities. This program does not support work towards a degree.


Can I get assistance in filling out the grant application?

Yes, Durham Arts Council and partner counties will offer grant workshops to explain the program and answer any questions you may have about completing the grant application. These sessions are free, but we suggest that you call the appropriate contact number so we know how many people to expect. You do not need to attend the session in your own county – attend the session that is most convenient for you, regardless of which county you live in. We expect each session to last 60-90 minutes.


All workshops are at 6:00pm:

Tuesday, July 10: Chatham Arts Council, Pittsboro

Wednesday, July 25:  Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room A 

Wednesday, August 1: Durham Arts Council

Tuesday, August 7: Kirby Theatre, Roxboro


What selection criteria will be used?

1. Overall excellence of the applicant's art work and demonstration of exceptional talent

2. The applicant's serious professional commitment to her/ his art form

3. Contribution of the proposed project to the artist's professional development

4. Feasibility of the proposed project

5. Timeline—project should happen between January 1 - December 31, 2019 (extensions will be considered)


How much money can I expect to be granted?

While no specific minimum has been established, the maximum amount an applicant can request is $1,500. Our priority is to provide full funding of the requested amount.


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 report form will be sent to those receiving awards. Future awards will be contingent upon the submission of a final report.


All applications are due by Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.


We do not accept late or incomplete applications.


The Emerging Artists Program is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Durham Arts Council Annual Fund and individual contributions.


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.



What is an emerging artist?

An emerging artist is an artist that has mastered the basic techniques in her/ his art form and who is attempting to launch a professional career in the arts OR an artist taking his/her established career in a new direction. An artist is not required to have any particular degree or type of education to qualify as an emerging artist.


What is the Emerging Artists Program?

The Emerging Artists Program (EAP) is a project grant program that provides financial support to developing or established professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. Pivotal projects may happen at different stages of a career; therefore Emerging Artists Grants are not restricted to "unestablished" artists. 2018-2019 Emerging Artists Grants are intended to fund a particular project that will occur between January 1 – December 31, 2019. The Emerging Artists Program begins its 35th year in 2018-2019.


Who is eligible to apply for a grant?

Individual artists practicing any art form are eligible to apply for a grant. Applicant must be an individual, not a company, group or ensemble. Applicant must currently reside in Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange or Person Counties, North Carolina and have resided there for at least one year immediately prior to the application deadline (since September 21, 2017). Applicant must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program in her/his art form at the time of the application deadline. Recipients of 2017-2018 Emerging Artists Grants may not apply for a 2018-2019 grant.


What is the deadline for submitting applications?

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2018. All portions of the application must be received by this date, although letters of support, should you choose to submit them, may arrive by Friday, September 28, 2018. 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, their comments are then forwarded to the EAP Committee who reviews applications, recommendations and then makes the final award decisions for all EAP grant applications.


Who funds the program? 

The Emerging Artists Program is funded through grants from the North Carolina Arts Council a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Orange County Arts Commission, the Chatham Arts Council, the Granville Arts Council, the Person County Arts Council, gifts to the Durham Arts Council Annual Arts Fund, the Ella Fountain Pratt Fund, the Ruth Carver Fund, The Wainwright Fund for New Works and private & corporate donations.


What types of projects are likely to be funded?

The Emerging Artists Grant Committee is interested in assisting the development of an artist's career, so be sure to clearly define the relationship of your project to your career goals.

In the past, grant awards have provided funds for the following types of expenses:

1) Promotion/ Presentation: The cost of producing a demonstration CD for a composer or musician, a DVD for a choreographer, a portfolio for a graphic artist, editorial assistance for a writer, etc.

2) Travel: Travel to specific workshops, auditions, retreats or seminars—or to do research intrinsic to his/her art form.

3) Services: Rental of equipment or facilities for presentation or creation of a new work.

4) Supplies: Purchase of supplies, materials or equipment necessary for the completion or production of a new work which is considered by the artist to be essential to her/his career.

5) Training: Advanced workshops, master classes or coaching that will enhance the artist's abilities. This program does not support work towards a degree.


Can I get assistance in filling out the grant application?

Yes, Durham Arts Council and partner counties will offer grant workshops to explain the program and answer any questions you may have about completing the grant application. These sessions are free, and we would appreciate that you call the appropriate contact number so we know how many people to expect. You do not need to attend the session in your own county – attend the session that is most convenient for you, regardless of which county you live in. We expect each session to last 60-90 minutes.

 

All workshops are at 6:00pm:

Tuesday, July 10: Chatham Arts Council, Pittsboro

Wednesday, July 25:  Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room A 

Wednesday, August 1: Durham Arts Council

Tuesday, August 7: Kirby Theatre, Roxboro


What selection criteria will be used?

1. Overall excellence of the applicant's art work and demonstration of exceptional talent

2. The applicant's serious professional commitment to her/ his art form

3. Contribution of the proposed project to the artist's professional development

4. Feasibility of the proposed project

5. Timeline—project should happen between January 1 - December 31, 2019 (extensions will be considered)


How much money can I expect to be granted?

While no specific minimum has been established, the maximum amount an applicant can request is $1,500. Our priority is to provide full funding of the requested amount.


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 report form will be sent to those receiving awards. Future awards will be contingent upon the submission of a final report.


All applications are due by Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.


We do not accept late or incomplete applications.


The Emerging Artists Program is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Durham Arts Council Annual Fund and individual contributions.


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.

What is an emerging artist?

An emerging artist is an artist that has mastered the basic techniques in her/ his art form and who is attempting to launch a professional career in the arts OR an artist taking his/her established career in a new direction. An artist is not required to have any particular degree or type of education to qualify as an emerging artist.


What is the Emerging Artists Program?

The Emerging Artists Program (EAP) is a project grant program that provides financial support to developing or established professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. Pivotal projects may happen at different stages of a career; therefore Emerging Artists Grants are not restricted to "unestablished" artists. 2018-2019 Emerging Artists Grants are intended to fund a particular project that will occur between January 1 – December 31, 2019. The Emerging Artists Program begins its 35th year in 2018-2019.


Who is eligible to apply for a grant?

Individual artists practicing any art form are eligible to apply for a grant. Applicant must be an individual, not a company, group or ensemble. Applicant must currently reside in Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange or Person Counties, North Carolina and have resided there for at least one year immediately prior to the application deadline (since September 21, 2017). Applicant must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program in her/his art form at the time of the application deadline. Recipients of 2017-2018 Emerging Artists Grants may not apply for a 2018-2019 grant.


What is the deadline for submitting applications?

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2018. All portions of the application must be received by this date, although letters of support, should you choose to submit them, may arrive by Friday, September 28, 2018. 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, their comments are then forwarded to the EAP Committee who reviews applications, recommendations and then makes the final award decisions for all EAP grant applications.


Who funds the program? 

The Emerging Artists Program is funded through grants from the North Carolina Arts Council a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Orange County Arts Commission, the Chatham Arts Council, the Granville Arts Council, the Person County Arts Council, gifts to the Durham Arts Council Annual Arts Fund, the Ella Fountain Pratt Fund, the Ruth Carver Fund, The Wainwright Fund for New Works and private & corporate donations.


What types of projects are likely to be funded?

The Emerging Artists Grant Committee is interested in assisting the development of an artist's career, so be sure to clearly define the relationship of your project to your career goals.

In the past, grant awards have provided funds for the following types of expenses:

1) Promotion/ Presentation: The cost of producing a demonstration CD for a composer or musician, a DVD for a choreographer, a portfolio for a graphic artist, editorial assistance for a writer, etc.

2) Travel: Travel to specific workshops, auditions, retreats or seminars—or to do research intrinsic to his/her art form.

3) Services: Rental of equipment or facilities for presentation or creation of a new work.

4) Supplies: Purchase of supplies, materials or equipment necessary for the completion or production of a new work which is considered by the artist to be essential to her/his career.

5) Training: Advanced workshops, master classes or coaching that will enhance the artist's abilities. This program does not support work towards a degree.


Can I get assistance in filling out the grant application?

Yes, Durham Arts Council and partner counties will offer grant workshops to explain the program and answer any questions you may have about completing the grant application. These sessions are free, and we would appreciate that you call the appropriate contact number so we know how many people to expect. You do not need to attend the session in your own county – attend the session that is most convenient for you, regardless of which county you live in. We expect each session to last 60-90 minutes.

 

All workshops are at 6:00pm:

Tuesday, July 10: Chatham Arts Council, Pittsboro

Wednesday, July 25:  Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room A 

Wednesday, August 1: Durham Arts Council

Tuesday, August 7: Kirby Theatre, Roxboro


What selection criteria will be used?

1. Overall excellence of the applicant's art work and demonstration of exceptional talent

2. The applicant's serious professional commitment to her/ his art form

3. Contribution of the proposed project to the artist's professional development

4. Feasibility of the proposed project

5. Timeline—project should happen between January 1- December 31, 2019 (extensions will be considered)


How much money can I expect to be granted?

While no specific minimum has been established, the maximum amount an applicant can request is $1,500. Our priority is to provide full funding of the requested amount.


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 report form will be sent to those receiving awards. Future awards will be contingent upon the submission of a final report.


All applications are due by Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.


We do not accept late or incomplete applications.


The Emerging Artists Program is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Durham Arts Council Annual Fund and individual contributions.


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.


What is an emerging artist?

An emerging artist is an artist that has mastered the basic techniques in her/ his art form and who is attempting to launch a professional career in the arts OR an artist taking his/her established career in a new direction. An artist is not required to have any particular degree or type of education to qualify as an emerging artist.


What is the Emerging Artists Program?

The Emerging Artists Program (EAP) is a project grant program that provides financial support to developing or established professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. Pivotal projects may happen at different stages of a career; therefore Emerging Artists Grants are not restricted to "unestablished" artists. 2018-2019 Emerging Artists Grants are intended to fund a particular project that will occur between January 1 – December 31, 2019. The Emerging Artists Program begins its 34th year in 2018-2019.


Who is eligible to apply for a grant?

Individual artists practicing any art form are eligible to apply for a grant. Applicant must be an individual, not a company, group or ensemble. Applicant must currently reside in Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange or Person Counties, North Carolina and have resided there for at least one year immediately prior to the application deadline (since September 21, 2017). Applicant must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program in her/his art form at the time of the application deadline. Recipients of 2017-2018 Emerging Artists Grants may not apply for a 2018-2019 grant.


What is the deadline for submitting applications?

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2018. All portions of the application must be received by this date, although letters of support, should you choose to submit them, may arrive by Friday, September 28, 2018. 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, their comments are then forwarded to the EAP Committee who reviews applications, recommendations and then makes the final award decisions for all EAP grant applications.


Who funds the program? 

The Emerging Artists Program is funded through grants from the North Carolina Arts Council a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Orange County Arts Commission, the Chatham Arts Council, the Granville Arts Council, the Person County Arts Council, gifts to the Durham Arts Council Annual Arts Fund, the Ella Fountain Pratt Fund, the Ruth Carver Fund, The Wainwright Fund for New Works and private & corporate donations.


What types of projects are likely to be funded?

The Emerging Artists Grant Committee is interested in assisting the development of an artist's career, so be sure to clearly define the relationship of your project to your career goals.

In the past, grant awards have provided funds for the following types of expenses:

1) Promotion/ Presentation: The cost of producing a demonstration CD for a composer or musician, a DVD for a choreographer, a portfolio for a graphic artist, editorial assistance for a writer, etc.

2) Travel: Travel to specific workshops, auditions, retreats or seminars—or to do research intrinsic to his/her art form.

3) Services: Rental of equipment or facilities for presentation or creation of a new work.

4) Supplies: Purchase of supplies, materials or equipment necessary for the completion or production of a new work which is considered by the artist to be essential to her/his career.

5) Training: Advanced workshops, master classes or coaching that will enhance the artist's abilities. This program does not support work towards a degree.


Can I get assistance in filling out the grant application?

Yes, Durham Arts Council and partner counties will offer grant workshops to explain the program and answer any questions you may have about completing the grant application. These sessions are free, and we would appreciate that you call the appropriate contact number so we know how many people to expect. You do not need to attend the session in your own county – attend the session that is most convenient for you, regardless of which county you live in. We expect each session to last 60-90 minutes.

 

All workshops are at 6:00pm:

Tuesday, July 10: Chatham Arts Council, Pittsboro

Wednesday, July 25:  Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room A 

Wednesday, August 1: Durham Arts Council

Tuesday, August 7: Kirby Theatre, Roxboro


What selection criteria will be used?

1. Overall excellence of the applicant's art work and demonstration of exceptional talent

2. The applicant's serious professional commitment to her/ his art form

3. Contribution of the proposed project to the artist's professional development

4. Feasibility of the proposed project

5. Timeline—project should happen between January 1- December 31, 2019 (extensions will be considered)


How much money can I expect to be granted?

While no specific minimum has been established, the maximum amount an applicant can request is $1,500. Our priority is to provide full funding of the requested amount.


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 report form will be sent to those receiving awards. Future awards will be contingent upon the submission of a final report.


All applications are due by Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.


We do not accept late or incomplete applications.


The Emerging Artists Program is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Durham Arts Council Annual Fund and individual contributions.


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.


  • What is an emerging artist?

An emerging artist is an artist that has mastered the basic techniques in her/ his art form and who is attempting to launch a professional career in the arts OR an artist taking his/her established career in a new direction. An artist is not required to have any particular degree or type of education to qualify as an emerging artist.


What is the Emerging Artists Program?

The Emerging Artists Program (EAP) is a project grant program that provides financial support to developing or established professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. Pivotal projects may happen at different stages of a career; therefore Emerging Artists Grants are not restricted to "unestablished" artists. 2018-2019 Emerging Artists Grants are intended to fund a particular project that will occur between January 1 – December 31, 2019. The Emerging Artists Program begins its 35th year in 2018-2019.


Who is eligible to apply for a grant?

Individual artists practicing any art form are eligible to apply for a grant. Applicant must be an individual, not a company, group or ensemble. Applicant must currently reside in Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange or Person Counties, North Carolina and have resided there for at least one year immediately prior to the application deadline (since September 21, 2017). Applicant must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program in her/his art form at the time of the application deadline. Recipients of 2017-2018 Emerging Artists Grants may not apply for a 2018-2019 grant.


What is the deadline for submitting applications?

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2018. All portions of the application must be received by this date, although letters of support, should you choose to submit them, may arrive by Friday, September 28, 2018. 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, their comments are then forwarded to the EAP Committee who reviews applications, recommendations and then makes the final award decisions for all EAP grant applications.


Who funds the program? 

The Emerging Artists Program is funded through grants from the North Carolina Arts Council a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Orange County Arts Commission, the Chatham Arts Council, the Granville Arts Council, the Person County Arts Council, gifts to the Durham Arts Council Annual Arts Fund, the Ella Fountain Pratt Fund, the Ruth Carver Fund, The Wainwright Fund for New Works and private & corporate donations.


What types of projects are likely to be funded?

The Emerging Artists Grant Committee is interested in assisting the development of an artist's career, so be sure to clearly define the relationship of your project to your career goals.

In the past, grant awards have provided funds for the following types of expenses:

1) Promotion/ Presentation: The cost of producing a demonstration CD for a composer or musician, a DVD for a choreographer, a portfolio for a graphic artist, editorial assistance for a writer, etc.

2) Travel: Travel to specific workshops, auditions, retreats or seminars—or to do research intrinsic to his/her art form.

3) Services: Rental of equipment or facilities for presentation or creation of a new work.

4) Supplies: Purchase of supplies, materials or equipment necessary for the completion or production of a new work which is considered by the artist to be essential to her/his career.

5) Training: Advanced workshops, master classes or coaching that will enhance the artist's abilities. This program does not support work towards a degree.


Can I get assistance in filling out the grant application?

Yes, Durham Arts Council and partner counties will offer grant workshops to explain the program and answer any questions you may have about completing the grant application. These sessions are free, and we would appreciate that you call the appropriate contact number so we know how many people to expect. You do not need to attend the session in your own county – attend the session that is most convenient for you, regardless of which county you live in. We expect each session to last 60-90 minutes.

 

All workshops are at 6:00pm:

Tuesday, July 10: Chatham Arts Council, Pittsboro

Wednesday, July 25:  Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room A 

Wednesday, August 1: Durham Arts Council

Tuesday, August 7: Kirby Theatre, Roxboro


What selection criteria will be used?

1. Overall excellence of the applicant's art work and demonstration of exceptional talent

2. The applicant's serious professional commitment to her/ his art form

3. Contribution of the proposed project to the artist's professional development

4. Feasibility of the proposed project

5. Timeline—project should happen between January 1 - December 31, 2019 (extensions will be considered)


How much money can I expect to be granted?

While no specific minimum has been established, the maximum amount an applicant can request is $1,500. Our priority is to provide full funding of the requested amount.


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 report form will be sent to those receiving awards. Future awards will be contingent upon the submission of a final report.


All applications are due by Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.


We do not accept late or incomplete applications.


The Emerging Artists Program is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Durham Arts Council Annual Fund and individual contributions.


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.


What is an emerging artist?

An emerging artist is an artist that has mastered the basic techniques in her/ his art form and who is attempting to launch a professional career in the arts OR an artist taking his/her established career in a new direction. An artist is not required to have any particular degree or type of education to qualify as an emerging artist.


What is the Emerging Artists Program?

The Emerging Artists Program (EAP) is a project grant program that provides financial support to developing or established professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. Pivotal projects may happen at different stages of a career; therefore Emerging Artists Grants are not restricted to "unestablished" artists. 2018-2019 Emerging Artists Grants are intended to fund a particular project that will occur between January 1 – December 31, 2019. The Emerging Artists Program begins its 35th year in 2018-2019.


Who is eligible to apply for a grant?

Individual artists practicing any art form are eligible to apply for a grant. Applicant must be an individual, not a company, group or ensemble. Applicant must currently reside in Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange or Person Counties, North Carolina and have resided there for at least one year immediately prior to the application deadline (since September 21, 2017). Applicant must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program in her/his art form at the time of the application deadline. Recipients of 2017-2018 Emerging Artists Grants may not apply for a 2018-2019 grant.


What is the deadline for submitting applications?

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2018. All portions of the application must be received by this date, although letters of support, should you choose to submit them, may arrive by Friday, September 28, 2018. 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, their comments are then forwarded to the EAP Committee who reviews applications, recommendations and then makes the final award decisions for all EAP grant applications.


Who funds the program? 

The Emerging Artists Program is funded through grants from the North Carolina Arts Council a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Orange County Arts Commission, the Chatham Arts Council, the Granville Arts Council, the Person County Arts Council, gifts to the Durham Arts Council Annual Arts Fund, the Ella Fountain Pratt Fund, the Ruth Carver Fund, The Wainwright Fund for New Works and private & corporate donations.


What types of projects are likely to be funded?

The Emerging Artists Grant Committee is interested in assisting the development of an artist's career, so be sure to clearly define the relationship of your project to your career goals.

In the past, grant awards have provided funds for the following types of expenses:

1) Promotion/ Presentation: The cost of producing a demonstration CD for a composer or musician, a DVD for a choreographer, a portfolio for a graphic artist, editorial assistance for a writer, etc.

2) Travel: Travel to specific workshops, auditions, retreats or seminars—or to do research intrinsic to his/her art form.

3) Services: Rental of equipment or facilities for presentation or creation of a new work.

4) Supplies: Purchase of supplies, materials or equipment necessary for the completion or production of a new work which is considered by the artist to be essential to her/his career.

5) Training: Advanced workshops, master classes or coaching that will enhance the artist's abilities. This program does not support work towards a degree.


Can I get assistance in filling out the grant application?

Yes, Durham Arts Council and partner counties will offer grant workshops to explain the program and answer any questions you may have about completing the grant application. These sessions are free, and we would appreciate that you call the appropriate contact number so we know how many people to expect. You do not need to attend the session in your own county – attend the session that is most convenient for you, regardless of which county you live in. We expect each session to last 60-90 minutes.

 

All workshops are at 6:00pm:

Tuesday, July 10: Chatham Arts Council, Pittsboro

Wednesday, July 25:  Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room A 

Wednesday, August 1: Durham Arts Council

Tuesday, August 7: Kirby Theatre, Roxboro


What selection criteria will be used?

1. Overall excellence of the applicant's art work and demonstration of exceptional talent

2. The applicant's serious professional commitment to her/ his art form

3. Contribution of the proposed project to the artist's professional development

4. Feasibility of the proposed project

5. Timeline—project should happen between January 1- December 31, 2019 (extensions will be considered)


How much money can I expect to be granted?

While no specific minimum has been established, the maximum amount an applicant can request is $1,500. Our priority is to provide full funding of the requested amount.


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 report form will be sent to those receiving awards. Future awards will be contingent upon the submission of a final report.


All applications are due by Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.


We do not accept late or incomplete applications.


The Emerging Artists Program is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Durham Arts Council Annual Fund and individual contributions.


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.


What is an emerging artist?

An emerging artist is an artist that has mastered the basic techniques in her/ his art form and who is attempting to launch a professional career in the arts OR an artist taking his/her established career in a new direction. An artist is not required to have any particular degree or type of education to qualify as an emerging artist.


What is the Emerging Artists Program?

The Emerging Artists Program (EAP) is a project grant program that provides financial support to developing or established professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. Pivotal projects may happen at different stages of a career; therefore Emerging Artists Grants are not restricted to "unestablished" artists. 2018-2019 Emerging Artists Grants are intended to fund a particular project that will occur between January 1 – December 31, 2019. The Emerging Artists Program begins its 35th year in 2018-2019.


Who is eligible to apply for a grant?

Individual artists practicing any art form are eligible to apply for a grant. Applicant must be an individual, not a company, group or ensemble. Applicant must currently reside in Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange or Person Counties, North Carolina and have resided there for at least one year immediately prior to the application deadline (since September 21, 2017). Applicant must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program in her/his art form at the time of the application deadline. Recipients of 2017-2018 Emerging Artists Grants may not apply for a 2018-2019 grant.


What is the deadline for submitting applications?

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2018. All portions of the application must be received by this date, although letters of support, should you choose to submit them, may arrive by Friday, September 28, 2018. 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, their comments are then forwarded to the EAP Committee who reviews applications, recommendations and then makes the final award decisions for all EAP grant applications.


Who funds the program? 

The Emerging Artists Program is funded through grants from the North Carolina Arts Council a division of the Department of Natural &  Cultural Resources, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Orange County Arts Commission, the Chatham Arts Council, the Granville Arts Council, the Person County Arts Council, gifts to the Durham Arts Council Annual Arts Fund, the Ella Fountain Pratt Fund, the Ruth Carver Fund, The Wainwright Fund for New Works and private & corporate donations.


What types of projects are likely to be funded?

The Emerging Artists Grant Committee is interested in assisting the development of an artist's career, so be sure to clearly define the relationship of your project to your career goals.

In the past, grant awards have provided funds for the following types of expenses:

1) Promotion/ Presentation: The cost of producing a demonstration CD for a composer or musician, a DVD for a choreographer, a portfolio for a graphic artist, editorial assistance for a writer, etc.

2) Travel: Travel to specific workshops, auditions, retreats or seminars—or to do research intrinsic to his/her art form.

3) Services: Rental of equipment or facilities for presentation or creation of a new work.

4) Supplies: Purchase of supplies, materials or equipment necessary for the completion or production of a new work which is considered by the artist to be essential to her/his career.

5) Training: Advanced workshops, master classes or coaching that will enhance the artist's abilities. This program does not support work towards a degree.


Can I get assistance in filling out the grant application?

Yes, Durham Arts Council and partner counties will offer grant workshops to explain the program and answer any questions you may have about completing the grant application. These sessions are free, and we would appreciate that you call the appropriate contact number so we know how many people to expect. You do not need to attend the session in your own county – attend the session that is most convenient for you, regardless of which county you live in. We expect each session to last 60-90 minutes.

 

All workshops are at 6:00pm:

Tuesday, July 10: Chatham Arts Council, Pittsboro

Wednesday, July 25:  Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room A 

Wednesday, August 1: Durham Arts Council

Tuesday, August 7: Kirby Theatre, Roxboro


What selection criteria will be used?

1. Overall excellence of the applicant's art work and demonstration of exceptional talent

2. The applicant's serious professional commitment to her/ his art form

3. Contribution of the proposed project to the artist's professional development

4. Feasibility of the proposed project

5. Timeline—project should happen between January 1- December 31, 2019 (extensions will be considered)


How much money can I expect to be granted?

While no specific minimum has been established, the maximum amount an applicant can request is $1,500. Our priority is to provide full funding of the requested amount.


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 report form will be sent to those receiving awards. Future awards will be contingent upon the submission of a final report.


All applications are due by Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.


We do not accept late or incomplete applications.


The Emerging Artists Program is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Durham Arts Council Annual Fund and individual contributions.


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.


What is an emerging artist?

An emerging artist is an artist that has mastered the basic techniques in her/ his art form and who is attempting to launch a professional career in the arts OR an artist taking his/her established career in a new direction. An artist is not required to have any particular degree or type of education to qualify as an emerging artist.


What is the Emerging Artists Program?

The Emerging Artists Program (EAP) is a project grant program that provides financial support to developing or established professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. Pivotal projects may happen at different stages of a career; therefore Emerging Artists Grants are not restricted to "unestablished" artists. 2018-2019 Emerging Artists Grants are intended to fund a particular project that will occur between January 1 – December 31, 2019. The Emerging Artists Program begins its 35th year in 2018-2019.


Who is eligible to apply for a grant?

Individual artists practicing any art form are eligible to apply for a grant. Applicant must be an individual, not a company, group or ensemble. Applicant must currently reside in Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange or Person Counties, North Carolina and have resided there for at least one year immediately prior to the application deadline (since September 21, 2017). Applicant must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program in her/his art form at the time of the application deadline. Recipients of 2017-2018 Emerging Artists Grants may not apply for a 2018-2019 grant.


What is the deadline for submitting applications?

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2018. All portions of the application must be received by this date, although letters of support, should you choose to submit them, may arrive by Friday, September 28, 2018. 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, their comments are then forwarded to the EAP Committee who reviews applications, recommendations and then makes the final award decisions for all EAP grant applications.


Who funds the program? 

The Emerging Artists Program is funded through grants from the North Carolina Arts Council a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Orange County Arts Commission, the Chatham Arts Council, the Granville Arts Council, the Person County Arts Council, gifts to the Durham Arts Council Annual Arts Fund, the Ella Fountain Pratt Fund, the Ruth Carver Fund, The Wainwright Fund for New Works and private & corporate donations.


What types of projects are likely to be funded?

The Emerging Artists Grant Committee is interested in assisting the development of an artist's career, so be sure to clearly define the relationship of your project to your career goals.

In the past, grant awards have provided funds for the following types of expenses:

1) Promotion/ Presentation: The cost of producing a demonstration CD for a composer or musician, a DVD for a choreographer, a portfolio for a graphic artist, editorial assistance for a writer, etc.

2) Travel: Travel to specific workshops, auditions, retreats or seminars—or to do research intrinsic to his/her art form.

3) Services: Rental of equipment or facilities for presentation or creation of a new work.

4) Supplies: Purchase of supplies, materials or equipment necessary for the completion or production of a new work which is considered by the artist to be essential to her/his career.

5) Training: Advanced workshops, master classes or coaching that will enhance the artist's abilities. This program does not support work towards a degree.


Can I get assistance in filling out the grant application?

Yes, Durham Arts Council and partner counties will offer grant workshops to explain the program and answer any questions you may have about completing the grant application. These sessions are free, and we would appreciate that you call the appropriate contact number so we know how many people to expect. You do not need to attend the session in your own county – attend the session that is most convenient for you, regardless of which county you live in. We expect each session to last 60-90 minutes.

 

All workshops are at 6:00pm:

Tuesday, July 10: Chatham Arts Council, Pittsboro

Wednesday, July 25:  Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room A 

Wednesday, August 1: Durham Arts Council

Tuesday, August 7: Kirby Theatre, Roxboro


What selection criteria will be used?

1. Overall excellence of the applicant's art work and demonstration of exceptional talent

2. The applicant's serious professional commitment to her/ his art form

3. Contribution of the proposed project to the artist's professional development

4. Feasibility of the proposed project

5. Timeline—project should happen between January 1- December 31, 2019 (extensions will be considered)


How much money can I expect to be granted?

While no specific minimum has been established, the maximum amount an applicant can request is $1,500. Our priority is to provide full funding of the requested amount.


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 report form will be sent to those receiving awards. Future awards will be contingent upon the submission of a final report.


All applications are due by Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.


We do not accept late or incomplete applications.


The Emerging Artists Program is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Durham Arts Council Annual Fund and individual contributions.


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.


What is an emerging artist?

An emerging artist is an artist that has mastered the basic techniques in her/ his art form and who is attempting to launch a professional career in the arts OR an artist taking his/her established career in a new direction. An artist is not required to have any particular degree or type of education to qualify as an emerging artist.


What is the Emerging Artists Program?

The Emerging Artists Program (EAP) is a project grant program that provides financial support to developing or established professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. Pivotal projects may happen at different stages of a career; therefore Emerging Artists Grants are not restricted to "unestablished" artists. 2018-2019 Emerging Artists Grants are intended to fund a particular project that will occur between January 1 – December 31, 2019. The Emerging Artists Program begins its 35th year in 2018-2019.


Who is eligible to apply for a grant?

Individual artists practicing any art form are eligible to apply for a grant. Applicant must be an individual, not a company, group or ensemble. Applicant must currently reside in Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange or Person Counties, North Carolina and have resided there for at least one year immediately prior to the application deadline (since September 21, 2017). Applicant must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program in her/his art form at the time of the application deadline. Recipients of 2017-2018 Emerging Artists Grants may not apply for a 2018-2019 grant.


What is the deadline for submitting applications?

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2018. All portions of the application must be received by this date, although letters of support, should you choose to submit them, may arrive by Friday, September 28, 2018. 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, their comments are then forwarded to the EAP Committee who reviews applications, recommendations and then makes the final award decisions for all EAP grant applications.


Who funds the program? 

The Emerging Artists Program is funded through grants from the North Carolina Arts Council a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Orange County Arts Commission, the Chatham Arts Council, the Granville Arts Council, the Person County Arts Council, gifts to the Durham Arts Council Annual Arts Fund, the Ella Fountain Pratt Fund, the Ruth Carver Fund, The Wainwright Fund for New Works and private & corporate donations.


What types of projects are likely to be funded?

The Emerging Artists Grant Committee is interested in assisting the development of an artist's career, so be sure to clearly define the relationship of your project to your career goals.

In the past, grant awards have provided funds for the following types of expenses:

1) Promotion/ Presentation: The cost of producing a demonstration CD for a composer or musician, a DVD for a choreographer, a portfolio for a graphic artist, editorial assistance for a writer, etc.

2) Travel: Travel to specific workshops, auditions, retreats or seminars—or to do research intrinsic to his/her art form.

3) Services: Rental of equipment or facilities for presentation or creation of a new work.

4) Supplies: Purchase of supplies, materials or equipment necessary for the completion or production of a new work which is considered by the artist to be essential to her/his career.

5) Training: Advanced workshops, master classes or coaching that will enhance the artist's abilities. This program does not support work towards a degree.


Can I get assistance in filling out the grant application?

Yes, Durham Arts Council and partner counties will offer grant workshops to explain the program and answer any questions you may have about completing the grant application. These sessions are free, and we would appreciate that you call the appropriate contact number so we know how many people to expect. You do not need to attend the session in your own county – attend the session that is most convenient for you, regardless of which county you live in. We expect each session to last 60-90 minutes.


 

All workshops are at 6:00pm:

Tuesday, July 10: Chatham Arts Council, Pittsboro

Wednesday, July 25:  Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room A 

Wednesday, August 1: Durham Arts Council

Tuesday, August 7: Kirby Theatre, Roxboro


What selection criteria will be used?

1. Overall excellence of the applicant's art work and demonstration of exceptional talent

2. The applicant's serious professional commitment to her/ his art form

3. Contribution of the proposed project to the artist's professional development

4. Feasibility of the proposed project

5. Timeline—project should happen between January 1- December 31, 2019 (extensions will be considered)


How much money can I expect to be granted?

While no specific minimum has been established, the maximum amount an applicant can request is $1,500. Our priority is to provide full funding of the requested amount.


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 report form will be sent to those receiving awards. Future awards will be contingent upon the submission of a final report.


All applications are due by Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.


We do not accept late or incomplete applications.


The Emerging Artists Program is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Durham Arts Council Annual Fund and individual contributions.


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.


What is an emerging artist?

An emerging artist is an artist that has mastered the basic techniques in her/ his art form and who is attempting to launch a professional career in the arts OR an artist taking his/her established career in a new direction. An artist is not required to have any particular degree or type of education to qualify as an emerging artist.


What is the Emerging Artists Program?

The Emerging Artists Program (EAP) is a project grant program that provides financial support to developing or established professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. Pivotal projects may happen at different stages of a career; therefore Emerging Artists Grants are not restricted to "unestablished" artists. 2018-2019 Emerging Artists Grants are intended to fund a particular project that will occur between January 1 – December 31, 2019. The Emerging Artists Program begins its 35th year in 2018-2019.


Who is eligible to apply for a grant?

Individual artists practicing any art form are eligible to apply for a grant. Applicant must be an individual, not a company, group or ensemble. Applicant must currently reside in Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange or Person Counties, North Carolina and have resided there for at least one year immediately prior to the application deadline (since September 21, 2017). Applicant must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program in her/his art form at the time of the application deadline. Recipients of 2017-2018 Emerging Artists Grants may not apply for a 2018-2019 grant.


What is the deadline for submitting applications?

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2018. All portions of the application must be received by this date, although letters of support, should you choose to submit them, may arrive by Friday, September 28, 2018. 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, their comments are then forwarded to the EAP Committee who reviews applications, recommendations and then makes the final award decisions for all EAP grant applications.


Who funds the program? 

The Emerging Artists Program is funded through grants from the North Carolina Arts Council a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Orange County Arts Commission, the Chatham Arts Council, the Granville Arts Council, the Person County Arts Council, gifts to the Durham Arts Council Annual Arts Fund, the Ella Fountain Pratt Fund, the Ruth Carver Fund, The Wainwright Fund for New Works and private & corporate donations.


What types of projects are likely to be funded?

The Emerging Artists Grant Committee is interested in assisting the development of an artist's career, so be sure to clearly define the relationship of your project to your career goals.

In the past, grant awards have provided funds for the following types of expenses:

1) Promotion/ Presentation: The cost of producing a demonstration CD for a composer or musician, a DVD for a choreographer, a portfolio for a graphic artist, editorial assistance for a writer, etc.

2) Travel: Travel to specific workshops, auditions, retreats or seminars—or to do research intrinsic to his/her art form.

3) Services: Rental of equipment or facilities for presentation or creation of a new work.

4) Supplies: Purchase of supplies, materials or equipment necessary for the completion or production of a new work which is considered by the artist to be essential to her/his career.

5) Training: Advanced workshops, master classes or coaching that will enhance the artist's abilities. This program does not support work towards a degree.


Can I get assistance in filling out the grant application?

Yes, Durham Arts Council and partner counties will offer grant workshops to explain the program and answer any questions you may have about completing the grant application. These sessions are free, and we would appreciate that you call the appropriate contact number so we know how many people to expect. You do not need to attend the session in your own county – attend the session that is most convenient for you, regardless of which county you live in. We expect each session to last 60-90 minutes.


 

All workshops are at 6:00pm:

Tuesday, July 10: Chatham Arts Council, Pittsboro

Wednesday, July 25:  Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room A 

Wednesday, August 1: Durham Arts Council

Tuesday, August 7: Kirby Theatre, Roxboro


What selection criteria will be used?

1. Overall excellence of the applicant's art work and demonstration of exceptional talent

2. The applicant's serious professional commitment to her/ his art form

3. Contribution of the proposed project to the artist's professional development

4. Feasibility of the proposed project

5. Timeline—project should happen between January 1- December 31, 2019 (extensions will be considered)


How much money can I expect to be granted?

While no specific minimum has been established, the maximum amount an applicant can request is $1,500. Our priority is to provide full funding of the requested amount.


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 report form will be sent to those receiving awards. Future awards will be contingent upon the submission of a final report.


All applications are due by Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.


We do not accept late or incomplete applications.


The Emerging Artists Program is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Durham Arts Council Annual Fund and individual contributions.


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.


What is an emerging artist?

An emerging artist is an artist that has mastered the basic techniques in her/ his art form and who is attempting to launch a professional career in the arts OR an artist taking his/her established career in a new direction. An artist is not required to have any particular degree or type of education to qualify as an emerging artist.


What is the Emerging Artists Program?

The Emerging Artists Program (EAP) is a project grant program that provides financial support to developing or established professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. Pivotal projects may happen at different stages of a career; therefore Emerging Artists Grants are not restricted to "unestablished" artists. 2017-2018 Emerging Artists Grants are intended to fund a particular project that will occur between January 1 – December 31, 2018. The Emerging Artists Program begins its 34th year in 2017-2018.


Who is eligible to apply for a grant?

Individual artists practicing any art form are eligible to apply for a grant. Applicant must be an individual, not a company, group or ensemble. Applicant must currently reside in Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange or Person Counties, North Carolina and have resided there for at least one year immediately prior to the application deadline (since September 21, 2017). Applicant must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program in her/his art form at the time of the application deadline. Recipients of 2017-2018 Emerging Artists Grants may not apply for a 2018-2019 grant.


What is the deadline for submitting applications?

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2018. All portions of the application must be received by this date, although letters of support, should you choose to submit them, may arrive by Friday, September 28, 2018. 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, their comments are then forwarded to the EAP Committee who reviews applications, recommendations and then makes the final award decisions for all EAP grant applications.


Who funds the program? 

The Emerging Artists Program is funded through grants from the North Carolina Arts Council a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Orange County Arts Commission, the Chatham Arts Council, the Granville Arts Council, the Person County Arts Council, gifts to the Durham Arts Council Annual Arts Fund, the Ella Fountain Pratt Fund, the Ruth Carver Fund, The Wainwright Fund for New Works, and private & corporate donations.


What types of projects are likely to be funded?

The Emerging Artists Grant Committee is interested in assisting the development of an artist's career, so be sure to clearly define the relationship of your project to your career goals.

In the past, grant awards have provided funds for the following types of expenses:

1) Promotion/ Presentation: The cost of producing a demonstration CD for a composer or musician, a DVD for a choreographer, a portfolio for a graphic artist, editorial assistance for a writer, etc.

2) Travel: Travel to specific workshops, auditions, retreats or seminars—or to do research intrinsic to his/her art form.

3) Services: Rental of equipment or facilities for presentation or creation of a new work.

4) Supplies: Purchase of supplies, materials or equipment necessary for the completion or production of a new work which is considered by the artist to be essential to her/his career.

5) Training: Advanced workshops, master classes or coaching that will enhance the artist's abilities. This program does not support work towards a degree.


Can I get assistance in filling out the grant application?

Yes, Durham Arts Council and partner counties will offer grant workshops to explain the program and answer any questions you may have about completing the grant application. These sessions are free, and we would appreciate that you call the appropriate contact number so we know how many people to expect. You do not need to attend the session in your own county – attend the session that is most convenient for you, regardless of which county you live in. We expect each session to last 60-90 minutes.

 

All workshops are at 6:00pm:

Tuesday, July 10: Chatham Arts Council, Pittsboro

Wednesday, July 25:  Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room A 

Wednesday, August 1: Durham Arts Council

Tuesday, August 7: Kirby Theatre, Roxboro


What selection criteria will be used?

1. Overall excellence of the applicant's art work and demonstration of exceptional talent

2. The applicant's serious professional commitment to her/ his art form

3. Contribution of the proposed project to the artist's professional development

4. Feasibility of the proposed project

5. Timeline—project should happen between January 1- December 31, 2019 (extensions will be considered)


How much money can I expect to be granted?

While no specific minimum has been established, the maximum amount an applicant can request is $1,500. Our priority is to provide full funding of the requested amount.


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 report form will be sent to those receiving awards. Future awards will be contingent upon the submission of a final report.


All applications are due by Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.


We do not accept late or incomplete applications.


The Emerging Artists Program is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Durham Arts Council Annual Fund and individual contributions.


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.



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