Emerging Artists Program now accepting applications

Jul. 25, 2013 @ 02:14 PM

The Durham Arts Council is opening grant applications for the 2013-2014 Emerging Artists Grants Program. The program helps individual artists who have mastered the basic techniques of their art form to complete projects that will further their professional careers.
Grants may not exceed $1,500. Criteria for making the awards include the overall excellence of the applicant’s work, accomplishment and commitment of the artist, the feasibility of the proposed project and the impact the project will have on the applicant’s career.
The application deadline is 9 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Durham Arts Council (120 Morris St.) in Durham. The Emerging Artists Grant program is open to artists living in Durham, Chatham, Orange, Granville and Person counties. To be eligible for an Emerging Artists Grant, an artist must have lived in one of the five partner counties at least one year, must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in their art form.
Applications will be available for downloading from the Durham Arts Council website at www.durhamarts.org/artistsinfo_emergingartists.html.

Here is a list of remaining free information sessions about this grant program:
-- Aug. 1, 6 p.m. Central Carolina Community College, Pittsboro. Contact: Gwendolen Blackburn, Chatham County Arts Council, 919-542-0394.
-- Aug. 6, 6 p.m. Adaron Hall, Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St. Contact: Margaret DeMott, 919-560-2720 or mdemott@durhamarts.org.
-- Aug. 12, 6 p.m. The Kirby Gallery, 213 North Main Street, Roxboro.
Contact: Erin Elizabeth Ganey, 336-597-1709 or kirby.theatre@personcounty.net.
-- Aug. 13, 6 p.m. Meeting Room B, Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive.
(Please park in lower parking lot, the first lot on the right as you approach library.)
Contact: Martha Shannon, 919-968-2011 or mshannon@orangecountync.gov.