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The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County
251 North Spruce St, Winston-Salem NC 27101

336.722.2585

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Arts Council Seeking Applications for Duke Energy Regional Artist Project Grants

Arts Council Seeking Applications for Duke Energy Regional Artist Project Grants

Artists in Forsyth, Davie, Davidson, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin counties eligible

Online information session Noon, Tuesday, March 12

Winston-Salem, NC (March 4, 2019) — The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is seeking applications for Duke Energy Regional Artist Project Grants which offer support to artists in a six-county region to help them further their professional development. Committed, gifted individual artists and collaborative groups in Forsyth, Davie, Davidson, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin counties are eligible to apply. Deadline for applications is Friday, April 5, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.

“We are looking for opportunities to make grants that support the careers of area artists at pivotal points in their professional lives. These grants always are diverse because the needs and disciplines of individual artists vary dramatically,” said Dara Silver, Vice President of Grant Programs & Partner Relations for The Arts Council.

Guidelines and application are available online at www.intothearts.org. In addition, Arts Council staff will hold an online information session on Tuesday, March 12, at 12:00 p.m. Details for the online information session are posted on The Arts Council website.

The grants are sponsored by Duke Energy with support by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Last year, The Arts Council made a total of $24,500 in awards in this grant category to 14 individual artists, collaborations, or music groups.

For more information about Duke Energy Regional Artist Project Grants contact Dara Silver at 336-747-1426 or dsilver@intothearts.org.

Winston-Salem, known as a City of Arts and Innovation, and Forsyth County have a robust arts community that enriches the lives of area residents every day and accounts in large part for the recognition they continue to receive as a great place to live, learn, work and play. The Arts Council raises funds and advocates for the arts, sponsors events in conjunction with other arts organizations, promotes and funds arts education, creates cultural and learning opportunities, develops social capital and aids economic development. Last year, The Arts Council made 78 awards totaling $1,201,000.