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FAQs: Emerging Artists Grant Program
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
What is the deadline for application?
Applications must be at Durham Arts Council by 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2012.
Can I get assistance in filling out the grant application?
Yes, Durham Arts Council and partner counties will offer information sessions to explain the program and answer any questions you may have about completing the grant application. These sessions are free, although we would appreciate an RSVP to the appropriate contact number so we know how many people to expect. You need not attend the session in your own county. Attend the session that is most convenient for you, regardless of which county you live in. We expect each to last 60-90 minutes.
Where will the information sessions be held?
These information sessions are from 2012, 2013 information dates to be announced in summer 2013.
Wednesday, July 18, 6 pm
OWASA (Orange County Water & Sewer), 400 Jones Ferry Road, Carrboro, 27510
Contact: Martha Shannon, Orange County Arts Commission Director, 919-968-2011 Tuesday, August 7, 6 pm
The Kirby Gallery, 213 North Main St., Roxboro
Contact: Erin Elizabeth Ganey 336.597.1709 or email@example.com Wednesday, August 8, 6 pm
Multi-Purpose Room, Bldg. 2, 764 West Street,
Central Carolina Community College, Pittsboro
Contact: Chatham County Arts Council, 919-542-0394 Wednesday, August 15, 6 pm
Duke Rehearsal Hall,
Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street, Durham
Contact: Margaret DeMott, 919-560-2720 or firstname.lastname@example.org
What is an emerging artist?
An emerging artist is an artist that has mastered the basic techniques in her/his art form and who is attempting to launch a professional career in the arts or an artist taking his/her established career in a new direction. An artist is not required to have any particular degree or type of education to qualify as an emerging artist.
What is the Emerging Artists Program?
The Emerging Artists Program (EAP) is a project grant program that provides financial support to developing or established professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. Pivotal projects may happen at different stages of a career, therefore Emerging Artists Grants are not restricted to un-established artists. 2012-2013 Emerging Artists Grants are intended to fund a particular project that will conclude by November 30, 2013. The Emerging Artists Program begins its 29th year in 2012-2013.
Who is eligible to apply?
Applicants must be individuals, not ensembles or groups. Artists practicing any art form are eligible to apply for a grant. Applicants must have resided in Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange, or Person Counties for at least one year immediately prior to the application deadline (since September 12, 2011). Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program in their art form at the time of the application deadline. Applications for grants are available at the DAC Website, www.durhamarts.org or from the Arts Council/Commission for each county. Recipients of 2011-2012 Emerging Artists Grants may not apply for a 2012-2013 grant.
What selection criteria will be used?
The criteria are:
Who funds the EAP?
The Emerging Artists Program is funded through grants from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. and The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Orange County Arts Commission, the Granville Arts Council, the Person County Arts Council, gifts to the Durham Arts Council Annual Arts Fund, the Ella Fountain Pratt Fund, the Ruth Carver Fund, the Wainwright Fund for New Works and by private & corporate donations.
Who decides which artists receive awards?
Grant applications and support materials are reviewed by local professional artists in each art form. Their comments are then forwarded to the EAP Committee who reviews applications, recommendations and then makes the final award.
What types of projects have been funded?
The Emerging Artists Grant Committee is interested in assisting the development of an artist’s career as is appropriate to the particular artist’s needs, so be sure to define clearly the relationship of your project to your career development. In the past, grant awards have provided funds for the following types of expenses:
How much money can I expect to be granted?
While no specific minimum has been established, the maximum amount an applicant can request is $1,500. Our priority is to support full funding of the requested amount.
Will I be required to provide a final report of my use of the grant?
Yes, we require both a financial and narrative report. A report form will be sent to those receiving awards. Future awards will be contingent upon the submission of a final report.
What is the timeline for the process?
Submit applications to Durham Arts Council ONLY. Do not drop application off at any other location.
Where do I get the application form?
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