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United Arts Council

Professional Development Grants for Artists

Chris Chappell (center) with puppet
Chris Chappell (center), 2017 Professional Development grantee.

The Professional Development Grant for Artists (also known as the Regional Artist Project Grant) provides up to $1500 in financial support to committed, gifted individual artists and small, unincorporated groups of collaborating artists. With assistance from the North Carolina Arts Council, these grants support emerging and established artists in any discipline to pursue projects that further their careers in demonstrable ways.  

Types of fundable projects include:

  • Creation of new work

  • Purchase of equipment and materials

  • Professional development workshops

  • Travel support for expenses associated with a professional opportunity such as participating in an exhibition or a conference

  • Development or upgrading of promotional materials such as brochures, DVDs, CDs, and websites

How to Apply

Manage Your Award

Current Grantee List

Contact your Local Arts Council

To get more information about Professional Development Grants, email Brandi Neuwirth at [email protected].


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