Asheboro, NC – The Randolph Arts Guild is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Regional Artists Grant program. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 17, 2014. ArtsGreensboro (AG) coordinates the Regional Artists Grant program on behalf of a consortium of five counties: Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham. Funding is provided by the North Carolina Arts Council and matched locally by participating Arts Councils. 

Grants for Regional Artists are designed to support exceptionally talented visual, performing, literary and interdisciplinary artists at all stages of their careers to pursue projects that further their professional artistic development. Eligible artistic disciplines include music (both classical and contemporary), dance, visual arts (painting, photography, sculpture and pottery), film/video, drama and literature. Applicants must submit artistic work samples and provide a narrative case for support. 

Regional Artists Grants are open to artists living in Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham counties. To be eligible, an artist must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in their art form. Applications may be downloaded from Randolph Arts Guild's website

Regional Artist Grants provide important financial support and recognition for Triad area artists. In 2013-2014, Regional Artist Grants totaled $18,039 to 13 regional artists. This cooperative effort fosters relationships between arts organizations while also encouraging networking between Triad artists.