Regional Artist Project Grant Announced

Rutherford County Arts Council, 1 Shakespeare Drive, Forest City, NC 28043

Phone 828/245-4000, FAX 828/245-8000, email:

The Arts & Science Council (ASC) has made applications available for the Regional Artist Project Grant (RAPG). Applications can be found at and must be submitted by noon on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015.

The grant provides funds of up to $2,000 for individuals and groups of unincorporated artists to pursue projects that further improve their artistic development by attending a professional advancement experience or purchasing/renting a piece of equipment. 

The grant is available to artists in all disciplines. Artists on the staff of one of the participating arts councils or artists who received a RAPG within the last two calendar years (2014 and later) are not eligible to apply.

The RAPG is administered and funded by ASC, in partnership with the arts councils in Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly, Union, and York (S.C.) counties, as well as the North Carolina Arts Council and the Blumenthal Endowment.


To begin a new application click here. Rutherford County residents will need to contact your local Arts Council representative, Matthew McEnnerney (828-245-4000;, in order to obtain the application password.

To continue a previously started application click here.