Duke Energy Regional Artist Project Grant

The Duke Energy Regional Artist Project Grant provides financial support to committed, gifted individual artists and small, unincorporated groups of collaborating artists.  The grant is awarded to projects that promise to advance the career of the artist or groups of artists in the following disciplines: Music Composition, Film/Video, Literature/Playwriting, Choreography/Dance, and Visual Art/Craft.  The program is operated in partnership with Davie County Arts Council, Arts United for Davidson County, Foothills Arts Council, Stokes County Arts Council, Surry Arts Council and Yadkin Arts Council.  Additional support is provided by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Questions: Contact Dara Silver, Grant Program Manager, dsilver@intothearts.org or 336-747-1426

Duke Energy Regional Artist Project Grant Application

View the Online Information Session: Highly suggested for all applicants.  If you have additional questions about applying for this program contact Dara Silver, Grant Program Manager at 336-747-1426.

Online or Join by Phone Information Session: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 12 pm

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Application Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2019 by 5:00 pm via email to dsilver@intothearts.org

Review of Application: April/May 2019

Board Approval: May 15, 2019

Award Notification: By May 17, 2019

Project Period: June 1 – December 31, 2019 (Grant funds cannot be spent prior to this period.)

Final Report: On or before December 31, 2019

Eligibility Criteria

Individual artists and small, unincorporated groups of collaborating artists in all disciplines are eligible to apply (each member of the group of artists applying for the grant must meet all of the eligibility requirements).

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and a US citizen or permanent resident.

Applicants must be permanent residents of the region (ie. who have resided there for a minimum of twelve months immediately preceding the submission deadline) in one of the following counties Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, or Yadkin.

Applicants and recipients may not enroll in, or be currently enrolled in, an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting program during the time their funded project is in progress.

Artists on the board or staff on The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County or one of the partner arts councils OR artists who received a Regional Artist Project Grant within the last 3 fiscal years (2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018) are not eligible to apply.

Eligible Projects

Completion/Production of New Work- examples: the cost of purchasing materials to complete a new work or the cost of renting a facility for the presentation of new work

Career Promotion- examples: demonstration CDs, portfolios, editorial assistance, websites

Equipment- the cost of purchasing equipment to complete the proposed project

Training- examples: advanced study, coaching, residencies, or workshops that will enhance the applicant’s abilities

Travel- examples: costs for transportation, lodging, and food associated with training, workshops, seminars, or research

Grants may not be used as scholarships to assist in obtaining academic or professional degrees.

Review Process

Application and work samples will be evaluated by a jury of arts professionals including an Arts Council’s Board member on the following criteria:

        • Quality of the applicant’s work
        • Applicant’s commitment to a professional artistic career
        • The project’s ability to advance the applicant’s career in demonstrable ways
        • Feasibility of the proposed project and realistic budget

Grantee Requirements

All grant recipients are required to pay any required state, local, or federal taxes on grant awards.

Grant recipients must recognize The Arts Council, NC Arts Council, and Duke Energy in any publicity or written materials related to the project by use of credit line and/or logo.

Grants awards may be comprised of multiple payments.

Grant funds that remain unspent at the end of the grant period must be returned within thirty (30) days after the end of the grant period.

At the end of the grant period, the grantee must submit a final report describing the project, giving an accurate summary of how grant and funds were spent. Failure to submit a complete final report in a timely manner will disqualify applicants from future funding.  Ten percent of the grant will be held until final report is turned in and verified by Arts Council staff.

Additional Support

This grant program is highly competitive.  The Arts Council is available to help applicants submit complete and competitive proposals.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to review their application with the Grant Program Manager at dsilver@intothearts.org or (336) 747-1426.


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