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NC Humanities’ | Project Planning Grant

NC Humanities’ | Project Planning Grant

Grant Category: Socially Engaged Arts
NC Humanities expects all grant proposals to utilize a humanities discipline or practice to advance one or more of the following areas: Deepen human connections by broadening perspectives Equip communities with empathy, understanding, and respect Inspire community and connect North Carolinians across difference
Grant Amount: 2,000
Grant Type: Open/Rolling
Deadline: September 30, 2024
Caitlin Patton Stanley
North Carolina Humanities Council
Phone: (704) 687-1520
Cultural Stages grants

Cultural Stages grants

Grant Category: Performing Arts | All
Through our Cultural Stages grants, we invite YOU to be a local ambassador of your culture! Open to all performing artists (bands, dancers, magicians, storytellers, etc.) to apply! Selected projects will be presented outdoors in Uptown Charlotte or Ballantyne.
Grant Amount: 1000
Grant Type: Annual
Deadline: September 15, 2024
Blumenthal Performing Arts
NC Humanities’ | Small Project Grant  Cycle 2

NC Humanities’ | Small Project Grant Cycle 2

Grant Category: Socially Engaged Arts
Our Small Project grant funding opportunity provides up to $5,000 to cultural organizations to support the implementation of public humanities projects. Projects are expected to connect the public to quality humanities content through programs that respond to community interest, encourage dialogue, and stimulate audiences to think critically about a broad range of humanities topics.
Grant Amount: 5,000
Grant Type: Open/Rolling
Deadline: September 12, 2024
Training Dates: December 6th at noon

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January 10th at noon

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Phone consultation

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Caitlin Patton Stanley
North Carolina Humanities Council
Phone: (704) 687-1520

The Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grant

Grant Category: All Disciplines
The Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grant supports a milestone opportunity in an artist's career that will likely lead to substantial career advancement.
Grant Amount: $2,000
Grant Type: Annual
Deadline: September 3, 2024

Beyond Open CLT

Grant Category: All Disciplines
Beyond Open is a competitive grant program focused on economic mobility, supporting diverse-owned small businesses (minority, woman, veteran, LGBTQ, persons with disabilities) in Charlotte’s Corridors of Opportunity.
Grant Amount: $10,000 to $150,000
Grant Type: Annual
Deadline: August 30, 2024

Cross-Sector Impact Grants

Grant Category: All Disciplines
Cross-Sector Impact Grants are an opportunity for two organizations, one within the arts and one outside of the arts, to develop a new, collaborative project. The focus of the project must be the “arts &...”; such as the arts and the military, arts and equity, arts and aging, or arts and community revitalization.
Grant Amount: $15,000
Grant Type: Annual
Deadline: August 1, 2024
Open Call for Visual Art: Theatre Charlotte

Open Call for Visual Art: Theatre Charlotte

Grant Category: All Disciplines
Theatre Charlotte is calling all Charlotte area artists to submit their work for display in the lobby during Season 97 productions, aligning with each show's theme or mood. This opportunity is offered to artists who are willing to curate and hang their own shows. A hanging system will be provided.
Grant Amount: Artist will receive free space to display work.
Grant Type: One-Time
Deadline: August 1, 2024
This opportunity is offered to artists who are willing to curate and hang their own shows.
Chris Timmons
Theatre Charlotte

Call for Art: Avant Garde

Grant Category: Visual Arts | All
This is a themed show. The theme of “avant-garde“ is up to the artist’s interpretation. The Google definition of avant-garde is "new and unusual or experimental ideas, especially in the arts or the people introducing them."
Grant Type: One-Time
Deadline: July 12, 2024

Call for Art: Hot + Cold

Grant Category: Visual Arts | All
This is a themed show. The theme of “hot & cold“ is up to the artist’s interpretation. Suggestions are, but are not limited to: hot & cold as temperatures; hot & cold as color temperatures and values; hot & cold as subject matter.
Grant Type: One-Time
Deadline: July 12, 2024
Mooresville Arts

Art Walk Vendor Application

Grant Category: Visual Arts | All
Submit to participate with The Cabarrus Arts Council and vend at their Art Walk @ Downtown Concord on Saturday, September 7 from 11 AM to 4 PM.
Grant Type: One-Time
Deadline: June 25, 2024
Eli Arenas
The Cabarrus Arts Council
Phone: 704-920-2787
Artist Residency: Winter/Spring 2025

Artist Residency: Winter/Spring 2025

Grant Category: Visual Arts | All
McColl Center is accepting applications for its Winter/Spring 2025 Artist-in-Residence program. Eligible artists, aged 21 or older, working in various mediums. Selected artists receive a $6,000 stipend, furnished apartment, studio access, exhibition opportunities, and professional guidance. Artists may work in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, or interdisciplinary practices.
Grant Amount: $6,000
Grant Type: Annual
Fee: 0.00
Deadline: June 1, 2024
Application guidelines: https://mccollcenter.org/residency/application-guidelines
McColl Center
Juried Art Show: York County

Juried Art Show: York County

Grant Category: Visual Arts | All
Artists, 18 and older, can enter the 35th Annual Juried Competition with original work created in the last two years and not previously shown at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery. All media forms are eligible, but submissions must be professionally presented and exhibition-ready. Three-dimensional pieces should be stable on a flat surface or properly mounted for hanging, while framed pieces should have secure wiring and be limited to 72 inches in any direction, including the frame.
Grant Amount: $250-$1000
Grant Type: Annual
Fee: 0.00
Deadline: May 5, 2024
Phone: (803) 328-2787
Southern Circuit | Screening Partners

Southern Circuit | Screening Partners

Grant Category: Film & Video | All
Film submissions for the 2024-2025 Southern Circuit season are now open. Southern Circuit is a filmmaker touring program. Filmmakers who submit a film should be willing to travel across South Arts' nine-state region for approximately two weeks and participate in screenings, Q&As, and other educational engagements. Touring filmmakers are provided honorarium for each screening and a travel stipend intended to cover tour expenses. Each season, Screening Partners select films and filmmakers to tour from a curated shortlist of submitted and invited films. Films are evaluated for consideration based on the subject matter and themes, potential programming or partnerships, and the film's relationship to the South. Film selections are expected to be made in March of 2024.
Grant Amount: Stipend TBD
Grant Type: Annual
Deadline: March 12, 2024
Jordan Young
South Arts
Phone: (404) 874-7244, Ext. 824.
Artist Support Grants

Artist Support Grants

Grant Category: All Disciplines
Used WebPilot The webpage you provided is about the Artist Support Grants offered by the Pitt County Arts Council. These grants were created to provide direct support to individual artists during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative funds professional 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. Eligible artists include North Carolina residents who have resided in eastern North Carolina for at least one year in the following counties: Edgecombe, Greene, Nash, Pitt, Wayne, and Wilson. Artists can include musicians, dancers, filmmakers, actors, literary artists, as well as visual artists. The average grant award is between $500 and $1,000.
Grant Amount: 1000
Deadline: September 30, 2023
Holly Garriott
Pitt County Arts Council
Phone: 252-551-6947
Craven Arts Council Grant

Craven Arts Council Grant

Grant Category: All Disciplines
The Artist Support Grant was created to provide direct support to individual artists during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative will fund 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 representing visual, craft, performing, traditional, and interdisciplinary art forms are encouraged to apply. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to spending a significant portion of their time on their work as artists. The Artist Support Grants will support projects from July 2023- June 2024. Awards may range from $500-$1250 in $250 increments. Applicants may receive full or partial funding for their project.
Grant Amount: 1250
Deadline: September 8, 2023
Training Dates: Online Webinar: 6:30pm, July 12, 2023

Webinar Registration

Jonathan Burger
Craven Arts Council
Phone: 252-638-2577
Sawtooth School of Visual Art

Sawtooth School of Visual Art

Grant Category: Visual Arts | Sculpture
The Gondring Residency in Woodworking at the Sawtooth School of Visual Arts aims to provide an emerging or established artist or craftsperson working in wood with access to tools, facilities, and an energetic craft school environment to encourage the development of new skills, interpersonal connections, and bodies of work. The residency period runs for one year and includes a stipend of $3,000 to support the creation of a new body of work.
Grant Amount: 3000
Grant Type: Annual
Deadline: September 1, 2023
Josie Vogel
Sawtooth School of Visual Arts
Beyond Open Small Business Grant

Beyond Open Small Business Grant

Grant Category: Community Arts | Social Issues
Beyond Open is a competitive small business grant program centered on building economic mobility within Charlotte’s Corridors of Opportunity, and is focused on diverse-owned small businesses. Grant awards can be used for capital assets such as equipment, technology, inventory and real estate, and do not need to be repaid. $5 million in grants will be awarded in each of three rounds for a total $15 million. Over 150 Beyond Open grants from $10,000 to $150,000 will be awarded in Round 2. More than 3,200 applications were received in Round 1.
Grant Amount: 150000
Grant Type: Annual
Deadline: August 31, 2023
Beyond Open Foundation for the Carolinas
NC IDEA MICRO

NC IDEA MICRO

Grant Category: All Disciplines
NC IDEA provides entrepreneurs with the practical tools and support they need before taking the next step in their journey toward building a successful company. Then, IF and WHEN the time is right, be prepared to apply for our MICRO or SEED grant. NC IDEA LABS is not a curriculum, but meant to serve as a toolkit for ambitious founders at the idea stage. No matter what idea you are pursuing, our resources benefit all entrepreneurs helping you to refine your business model and learn more about your customers. For entrepreneurs located in North Carolina that have identified a competitive advantage in a large, growing market, this could be the precursor to your company receiving a grant from NC IDEA. MICRO and SEED grants are awarded during two cycles each year to companies bringing an innovative product or business model to market, and on a path to becoming a multi-million dollar company, have 50+ employees or be investable in 3+ years.
Grant Amount: 10,000
Grant Type: Annual
Deadline: August 28, 2023
NC IDEA
Artist Support Grant

Artist Support Grant

Grant Category: Visual Arts | All
Artist Support Grants fund professional development and artist 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. ASC is accepting applications from creatives living in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln and Rowan Counties. (If you live in another NC county, you can find your county partner here.) Artists representing visual, craft, performing, traditional, and interdisciplinary art forms are encouraged to apply. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to spending a significant portion of their time on their artistic work.
Grant Amount: 3000
Grant Type: Annual
Deadline: August 28, 2023
Training Dates:

Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023, at 12 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023 at 10a.m.

Iván Garnica
Arts and Science Council
Cultural Vision Grant

Cultural Vision Grant

Grant Category: Socially Engaged Arts
Program from individuals, non-profits, and community groups. The program aims to support community programming in Mecklenburg County, particularly projects focused on history, science, and technology. ASC provides resources to help applicants submit competitive proposals, which are reviewed by a diverse panel. The panel selects the applications to be funded, and ASC staff offers feedback on all applications. The Cultural Vision Grant program aligns with the community's interest in arts, science, history, and heritage programming. It supports projects that build community, increase relevance by addressing complex issues through arts, science, and history, and foster innovation by supporting the creation of new work. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to quality, clear intention towards at least one of the program's objectives, and a capacity for success. ASC offers grants up to $20,000 and requires grantees to provide matching funds towards the project expenses.
Grant Amount: 20000
Grant Type: Annual
Deadline: August 28, 2023
Training Dates:

For assistance with the application process, ASC is hosting two virtual Info Sessions

Monday, August 7, 2023, at 3 pm

Virtual Fellowship Office Hours on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at 10 am

Arts and Science Council