A&E Briefs

‘Artist Support Grants’ available

The Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center in Franklin is currently seeking applications for “Artist Support Grants” for 2021–2022. The deadline to apply is Sept. 30.

These grants support artists in all disciplines with funding for projects that will have a significant impact on the advancement of their professional artistic careers. 

The “Artist Support Grant” program is managed through a partnership with local arts councils to serve artists in Clay, Cherokee, Graham, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties. Funding is provided by the North Carolina Arts Council. 

Artists at any stage of their careers, emerging or established, are eligible to apply for grants in all disciplines, such as visual art and craft, traditional art forms, music composition, film/video, literature and playwriting, and choreography and dance. 

Types of fundable projects include the creation of new work, purchase of equipment and materials, and professional development workshops. 

Complete funding guidelines and applications are available online at www.coweeschool.org. Grant awards generally range from $500-$1,000. Applications must be received by Sept. 30. This year, they will also offer an online application.

Informational workshops for interested artists will be offered online and in person. Visit www.coweeschool.org for updated workshop dates and times. For more information, contact Laura Brooks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828.369.4080. 

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