The Regional Artist Project Grant (RAPG) provides financial support to committed, gifted, individual artists and small unincorporated groups of collaborating artists. These grants support professional artists in any discipline and at any stage in their careers to pursue projects that further their professional development. Types of fundable projects include: Creation of new work Purchase of equipment and materials Professional development Travel support for expenses associated with a professional opportunity such as participating in an exhibition or a conference Development or upgrade of promotional materials such as brochures, DVDs, CDs, and websites. Grants are available in amounts up to $1,000.
The grant is open to emerging and established artists in Henderson, Polk, and Transylvania Counties. RAPGs are funded by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council that is matched by the three participating counties: Henderson, Polk, and Transylvania.
For more information about the Regional Artist Project Grant program, please contact the Arts Council of Henderson County at 828-693-8504, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Betty Taylor Memorial Fund Award is a new grant award program, the purpose of which is to promote emerging artists who are in need of financial support and are studying in the field of visual arts and crafts. The Taylor Award is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Henderson County, and administered by the Arts Council of Henderson County. Applicants for the Taylor Award will use the RAPG application form.
2018/19 Betty Taylor Memorial Fund Award Jennifer Mills Grabosky is the 2018/19 recipient of the Betty Taylor Memorial Fund Award. Jennifer is a painter who says "Learning is as much fun as painting, I thrive on studying talented artists, their methods and mindset. This extremely generous award offers me the opportunity to take a huge step forward as a new artist working under the tutelage of some of the country's finest talent."
2016/17 Betty Taylor Memorial Fund Award Lucy Clark is the 2016/17 recipient of the Betty Taylor Memorial Fund Award. A clay artist, Lucy is committed to pursuing deeper study and continuing her artwork to reach new levels of achievement as an artist within the area of visual fine craft..