This program, funded by the N.C. Arts Council, provides the opportunity for regional consortia of local arts councils to award project grants to artists in their regions. These grants support professional artists in any discipline and at any stage in their careers to pursue projects that further their artistic and professional development. Types of fundable projects include:
- Creation of new work
- Purchase of equipment and materials
- Professional development workshops
- Travel support for 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
Artist fees are also allowable expenses under the new program. Grant amounts vary from region to region.