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Gaston Arts Council

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Regional Artist Project Grant


Application information usually becomes available late July.  Send us an email ( to receive the application details.

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.
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