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Gaston Arts Council

Your Connection to ARTS & Culture in Gaston County

For Artists


Application information will be available becomes available early July.

Purpose: The Regional Artist Project Grant Program (RAPG) provides funds for individuals and groups of unincorporated artists to pursue projects that further enhance their artistic development by attending a professional development experience or purchasing/renting a piece of equipment.

Eligibility: The Regional Artist Project Grant Program is open to all disciplines.  Additionally,

  1. Applicants must be a permanent resident of the region (e.g., have resided for a minimum of twelve (12) months prior to the deadline) of one the following counties: Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Rutherford, Union or York (SC).
  2. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and a US citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Applicants and recipients may not enroll in, or be currently enrolled in, an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting program during the time their funded project is in progress.


Grants available for artist in residency programs or teaching artist assignments to assist with providing supplemental arts programming, especially with the STEAM focus, in Gaston County schools for grades K – 12 and at events & facilities within the Gaston County community.

For artists who reside in Gaston County, please contact the Gaston Arts Council office at (704) 853-2787 or email to receive additional information.

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