APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5:00 pm, Tuesday, October 15, 2013 to any of the four participating arts council offices.
2013-2014 Asheville RAPG Grant Informational Session will be held at the Asheville Area Arts Council on August 28, 2013 from 5:00-6:00pm at 346 Depot Street Asheville, NC 28801.
The Regional Artist Project Grant Program is awarded annually to provide financial support for committed, accomplished artists by funding a project pivotal to a career in their respective art forms. The Regional Artist Project Grants range from $400 – $1,200.*Full or partial cash match is not required, but is preferred.
This grant is sponsored by:
The Asheville Area Arts Council, Madison County Arts Council, and the Toe River Arts Council
as well as Buncombe, Madison, Mitchell and Yancey counties for 2013-2014. Support is
provided by the North Carolina Arts Council, with additional contributions by the
aforementioned arts councils.
• Professional, individual artists as well as small unincorporated groups of collaborating artists of all disciplines
• May be either emerging or established artists
• Must have a strong record of artistic accomplishment appropriate to the stage of their career
• Must have been a resident of a participating county (Buncombe, Madison, Mitchell, Yancey) as of July 1, 2012
• Must be at least 18 years of age
Who/What is Not Eligible
• Artists enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at time of project
• Projects that have already taken place
• RAPG recipients who have received a grant within the last two funding cycles
• Projects assist the development of an artist’s career in a way that is appropriate to each
• The relationship of the project to career achievement must be well defined.
• Applications should be written with a particular project in mind
• Review committee is looking for diverse project proposals
• Exceptional talent and overall excellence of the artist’s work
• Demonstrated commitment to a career as a practicing professional artist
• Feasibility of proposed project and likelihood of completion one year from date of first grant distribution check.
• Typical grant awards might include funds for expenses in the following areas:
1. Training – For example, the cost of tuition to attend a master class conducted by an acknowledged authority in the artist’s medium, or to attend a workshop on portfolio
preparation or some other aspect of effective presentation of talent.
2. Travel – For example, costs for transportation, lodging and food incurred in association with special training.
3. Career Promotion – For example, the cost of producing a quality audio demonstration tape for a musician, a video demonstration tape for a choreographer, or a portfolio for a
4. Completion/Production of New Work. For example, the cost of purchasing supplies and materials necessary for the completion of a significant new work of visual art, or
costs associated with staging a public presentation of a new performance.
5. Equipment. For example, the cost of purchasing a kiln for a potter, or darkroom equipment for a photographer.
• Applications should be typed or legibly hand-written.
• Please submit 7 unbound, three hole-punched copies of grant packet (only one copy of each piece of supporting material required)
• Grantee must submit a report after completion of the project that includes photos and summary of the project. TRAC will provide a template for this report upon disbursing award
check. Failure to do so may result in elimination from funding consideration for future projects.
Required Contents of grant package:
1. Completed Application, including budget and project narrative
2. Resume: Must be typed and include education, employment, exhibitions, performances, publications, commissions, honors, and other biographical data. List previous awards, grants or fellowships, including dates and amount. (Limit 3 pages)
3. References: Must provide two letters of reference from individuals with qualifications in the arts who know your work well.
4. Supporting Materials: You must submit supporting materials documenting the art that you have completed in the past three years that relates directly to your project. You may submit
reviews, programs, and/or catalogues **Label all supporting materials with your name, title of work, date of work (only one copy of each supporting material required)
Must Also Include (only one copy required with application package:
For Visual Arts: Up to 10 digital images and an image script including artist name, title, date,
dimensions, and medium (please see image requirements below)
For Performing Arts: Videotape, audiotape, CD or DVD (no longer than 10 minutes) with a written paragraph about the performance
For Literature: Up to 12 pages of manuscript (original and seven copies)
For Crafts: Up to 10 digital images and an image script including artist name, title, date, dimensions, and medium (please see image requirements below)
For Media Arts: Up to 10 digital images and an image script including title, date, dimensions, and medium (please see image requirements below)
**Requirements for digital images: Approx. 2×3 inches. JPEGS preferred, TIFFs okay, 72-300dpi.
5. SASE: If you would like for us to return your supporting materials please submit a selfaddressed, stamped envelope with a return address to Toe River Arts Council, PO Box 882,
Burnsville, NC 28714. Please weigh your materials to ensure proper postage.
6. If you would like to pick up your materials they will be available at the Toe River Arts Council beginning the week of December 2, 2013 and will be held for no longer than 60 days.
Oct 15, 2013: 5:00 pm–Grant Application Due to any of the 3 arts councils
October 23-25, 2013: Preliminary Grant Panels Meet
October 30-31, 2013: Notifications for interviews sent out to finalists
November 7, 2013: Finalist interviews with the panel
December 2-6, 2013: Award notification letters sent out