29 Regional Artists Received $28,120 In Grant Funds For Artistic And Professional Development
Updated: Jan 7, 2022
[Fayetteville, North Carolina] – The Arts Council of Fayetteville | Cumberland County (ACFCC) has awarded $28,120 in Artist Support Grant funding to twenty-nine emerging and established artists in Cumberland, Hoke, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland Counties for projects that take place in 2022.
The Artist Support Grant was created to provide direct support to emerging and established artists in the five-county region who work in visual arts, crafts, performing arts, traditional, or interdisciplinary art forms. Awards ranging from $500 to $1,000 will enhance these 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.
2021-2022 Artist Support Grant Recipients:
Miranda Ackerley | Cumberland | Visual Arts
Laura Adams | Scotland | Crafts
Sarah Albritton | Cumberland | Visual Arts
Elzena Anderson | Cumberland | Visual Arts
Anthony Aycock | Robeson | Writing
Devorah Buntrock | Sampson | Crafts
Sandi Carter | Robeson | Crafts
Carlos Castilla | Cumberland | Music
Katherine Coule | Cumberland | Visual Arts
Brian Daughtry | Sampson | Crafts
Keith Dippre | Cumberland | Music
James Gonzalez | Cumberland | Music
Carla Guzman | Cumberland | Visual Arts
Toya Hall | Cumberland | Visual Arts
Wayland House | Cumberland | Visual Arts
Julie Houston | Cumberland | Crafts
Lynn Linnemeier | Robeson | Visual Arts
Soni Martin | Cumberland | Visual Arts
Brandon McLean | Cumberland | Music
Kendreek Mitchell | Robeson | Visual Arts
Gail Morfesis | Cumberland | Theatre
Daniel Ravel | Cumberland | Visual Arts
Carolyn Rose-Grayson | Cumberland | Visual Arts
Saundra Rubiera | Cumberland | Writing
Philina Steiner | Hoke | Crafts
Maura Trice | Hoke | Visual Arts
Amanda Virelles | Cumberland | Music
Skip Walker | Cumberland | Music
Matthew Wright | Cumberland | Music
In total, thirty-six artists submitted their applications requesting $35,382 in grant funds. A review panel of six professional artists specializing in music, theater, craft, writing, and visual arts disciplines led by an Arts Council Board Trustee awarded $28,120 to twenty-nine artists in Cumberland, Hoke, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland Counties.
Grant funds may be used for projects that include:
▪ Completion or Presentation of a New Work
Cost of resources necessary to complete or present a significant new work (e.g., purchasing art supplies, equipment, or space rental).
▪ Career Promotion
Projects aimed at advertising an artist’s work and/or demonstrating their skill level (e.g., websites, portfolios, audio-visual documentation, and online presentation).
Costs to attend a class or workshop aimed at enhancing the artist’s skill level or professional development (e.g., master class or workshop taught by acknowledged authorities in the applicant artist’s medium).
Costs of transportation, lodging, and food for training, professional conferences, or research.
The Artist Support Grant is funded through a partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council. The ACFCC 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.
For more information about grants and allocations, contact:
Director of Grants and Allocations
Marketing & Public Relations:
Director of Marketing
ABOUT THE ARTS COUNCIL OF FAYETTEVILLE|CUMBERLAND COUNTY
The Arts Council of Fayetteville|Cumberland County (ACFCC)is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization based in Fayetteville, NC that supports individual creativity, cultural preservation, economic development, and lifelong learning through the ARTS.
Founded in 1973, the ACFCC has served as a link between artists, arts and cultural organizations, and the greater community by administering programs in partnership with a variety of local agencies to stimulate economic growth, reinforce child education through the arts, and enhance the cultural identity of the arts and entertainment district.
In the year 2020-21, the ACFCC distributed $1.1 million in grant funds and allocations to Cumberland County arts and culture non-profit organizations, artists, and municipalities. Grants, programs, and services of the ACFCC are funded in part by contributions from community partners, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.