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United Arts Council

Professional Development Grants for Artists

2019 Professional Development Grantees Alice Osborn, Mari FitzWynn, Susie Silver, Becky Joye and Greg Whitt
Photo by Chris Janaro

The Professional Development Grant for Artists (also known as the Regional Artist Project Grant) provides up to $1500 to support professional artists  in any discipline to pursue projects that further their professional development.  Grants are open to individual artists and unincorporated group of artists at any stage of their careers. To be eligible to apply, artists must reside in Franklin, Johnston, Vance, Wake or Warren counties in North Carolina. All members of a group must meet eligibility requirements. 

The grant application opens in January and closes in March. 

Types of fundable projects include:

  • Creation of new work

  • Purchase of equipment and materials

  • Professional development workshops

  • Travel expenses associated with a professional opportunity such as participating in an exhibition or a conference

  • Development or upgrading of promotional materials such as brochures, DVDs, CDs, and websites

How to Apply 

Grant Policies and Eligibility

Manage Your Award

Current Grantee List

Contact your Local Arts Council


Professional Development Grants are supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council.                                                  
To get more information about Professional Development Grants, email Brandi Neuwirth at bneuwirth at unitedarts.org.


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