RALEIGH, NC Oct. 1, 2015 – The North Carolina Arts Council will accept applications for the 2015-16 Artist Fellowship awards for choreographers and craft, film, and visual artists until Monday, Nov. 2, 2015.
The Artist Fellowship program, now in its 35th year, supports creative development and the creation of new work for artists in North Carolina. The Artist Fellowship allows artists to set aside time to work and to buy supplies and equipment.
The fellowship award is $10,000. Fellowship guidelines can be found at http://www.ncarts.org. North Carolina artists who have been year-round residents of the state for at least a year immediately prior to the application deadline may apply. Students are not eligible.
The N.C. Arts Council’s fellowship program is one of the country’s premier programs for artists support with fellowship totally more than $4.5 million awarded to more than 600 artists across disciplines.
The fellowship program is also the foundation of the Arts Council’s support for artists, including the regional artist program grants, Creative Capital workshops, North Carolina Heritage Awards, Artist Directory and the Mary B. Regan community artist residency grant.
You can see the work of the 2014-15 winners in choreography, craft, film, and visual arts at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem in an exhibition opening Saturday, Oct. 3. For more details on the exhibition and programming, go to www.secca.org or visit the Arts Council’s blog at www.NCArtsEveryday.org.
Applicants will submit the Artist Fellowship application electronically using the online application system. Complete details about the fellowship are available on the Arts Council home page at www.ncarts.org. Click “Artist Fellowship Deadline is Monday, Nov. 2.”
If you have questions, craft, film and visual arts should contact Jeff Pettus at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 807-6513; and choreographers should contact Andrea Lawson at Andrea.Lawson@ncdcr.gov or (919) 807-6511. General inquires can be directed to Amy Hoppe at email@example.com or (919) 807-6501
About the North Carolina Arts Council
The North Carolina Arts Council works to make North Carolina The Creative State where a robust arts industry produces a creative economy, vibrant communities, children prepared for the 21st century and lives filled with discovery and learning. The Arts Council accomplishes this in partnership with artists and arts organizations, other organizations that use the arts to make their communities stronger and North Carolinians-young and old-who enjoy and participate in the arts. For more information visit www.ncarts.org.
About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDNCR’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.
NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C. Zoo, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, the State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Clean Water Management Trust Fund and the Natural Heritage Program. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.