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Arts Council seeking applications is six-county region for artist grants

Arts Council Seeking Applications for Duke Energy Regional Artist Project Grants

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

Online and in-person information sessions scheduled

Winston-Salem, NC (November 20, 2017) — 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, January 5, 2018, 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, Grant Program Manager for The Arts Council.

Guidelines, applications, and information sessions are available online at In addition, Arts Council staff will hold an online information session on Wednesday, November 29, at 12:00 p.m. and an in-person information session at 6:00 p.m. on the same day in the Hanes Conference Room, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem. 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 $25,000 in awards in this grant category to 12 individual artists, collaborations, or music groups.

For more information about Duke Energy Regional Artist Project Grants contact Dara Silver, Grant Program Manager at 336-747-1426 or

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 98 awards totaling $1,699,500.


For more information, please contact:

Dara Silver

Senior Administrative Assistant, Special Projects, and Grant Program Manager


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