Regional Artist Program Workshop Announced

The Regional Artist Program awards grants ($200 – $1500) to local emerging and professional artists in all disciplines who are in need of financial support to pursue projects beneficial to their development as professional artists. 

Previously funded projects have included attendance at professional development workshops and conferences, purchase of art equipment to aid in the production of artwork, production of new works and production of promotional materials, such as a portfolio or demo tape.

Grants are made possible through a five-county partnership including:  Franklin, Vance, Warren, Wake and Johnston – in collaboration with the North Carolina Arts Council

Application forms are available at  and

To be eligible, an artist must be at least 18 years of age, have lived in the five county region for at least one year and not be currently enrolled in a degree program. Additional requirements and stipulations are explained in the application guidelines.

Since Regional Artist Project Grants are competitive, a workshop is held to assist artists in preparing for the grant application process. This year a workshop will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the conference room of the Smithfield-Selma Chamber location at 1115 Outlet Center Drive in Smithfield.

If you have questions about the Regional Artist Project Grant Program or would like more information on the workshop, contact the Johnston County Arts Council at 919-938-0306 or Brandi Neuwirth at 919-839-1498  Extension 205. Applicants are strongly encouraged to seek assistance with their applications.  For guidelines and applications visit or