BOONE — The Watauga Arts Council seeks applications for Artist Support Grants for 2022–2023 year.
The deadline to apply is Sept. 9. These grants support artists in all disciplines with funding for projects that will have a significant impact on the advancement of their professional artistic careers.
The Artist Support Grant program is managed through a partnership with North Carolina Arts Council to serve artists in Ashe County, Alleghany County, Watauga County, and Wilkes County. Funding is provided by the North Carolina Arts Council.
Artists at any stage of their careers, emerging or established, are eligible to apply for grants in all disciplines, such as visual art and craft, traditional art forms, music composition, film/video, literature and playwriting, choreography, and dance. Types of fundable projects include the creation of new work, the purchase of equipment and materials, and professional development workshops. Complete funding guidelines and applications are available online at www.watauga-arts.org/grants.html#/.
Grant awards generally range from $300 to $1,500, but sometimes ranging up to $3,000 depending on the number of qualified applicants who apply.
Applications must be received by Friday, Sept. 9. For more information go to watauga-arts.org/grants or contact your local Arts Council with specific questions.
Congratulations to these artists for receiving a 2021/2022 Artist Support Grant:
• Andrea Vail of Watauga (Heavy Duty Sewing Machine)
• Bunny Eaton of Watauga (Art Machine)
• Andrea Connell of Watauga (Pottery Kiln)
• Jewel Davis of Ashe (Professional Development Workshop)
• Kilby Spencer of Ashe (Recording project featuring regional fiddle music)
• Mathew Wimberly of Watauga (Promotion of new book of poetry)
• Jorge Escobar of Watauga (Router for woodworking)
• Lasahai Proutyl of Watauga (Materials for large scale body of work)
• Ronnie Hughes of Alleghany (Equipment for glass making)
• Shay Martin Lovette of Watauga (Costs to record a new album)
• Tom Hansell of Ashe (Costs to produce a short film)
• Steve Rapoport of Wilkes (Upgrade portable audio/video equipment)
• Thomas Rowell of Watauga (Continuing Ed. Courses at Duke University)
• Iona Jones of Watauga (Studio renovation)
• Timothy Larson of Watauga (Materials to complete a book he is illustrating)
• Andi Gelsthrope of Watauga (Art Installation)