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Artist Support Grants

Artist Support Grants provide direct support to emerging and established artists who work in visual arts, crafts, performing arts, traditional, or interdisciplinary art forms.

Artists operating or residing in Cumberland, Hoke, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland Counties may be awarded.

Grant requests range from $500 - $2,000.

Artist Support Grants are awarded annually in the fall for projects taking place between January and December of the following calendar year.

Grant will fund the artistic and professional development of emerging and established artists to enhance the artists’ skills and abilities to create work, improve business operations in their discipline, and/or build their capacity to bring their work to new audiences.


Questions? Contact the Grants Department:

Michael Curtis Houck

Director of Grants and Allocations 

910-323-1776 ext 1008

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APPLY TODAY! DEADLINE: September 15, 2022


Deadline to apply for the Artist Support Grant is September 15, 2022, for projects being funding during December 1, 2022 - December 31, 2023. 


  • $28,120 in Artist Support Grant awards were allocated to 29 regional artists for projects taking place in 2022.


The Artist Support Grant is funded through a partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council.


The Arts Council of Fayetteville | Cumberland County manages the grant initiative on behalf of the Robeson County Arts Council, the Sampson County Arts Council, and the Scotland County Arts Council/Storytelling Center of the Southeast.

The Project Support Grant program is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) grant program. The ARP grant program aims to support communities by providing grants to eligible recipients to save jobs and to fund operations and facilities, health and safety supplies, and marketing and promotional efforts to encourage attendance and participation.

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The license is not an endorsement by the State.

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