The 2022-2023 Artists Support Grant submission period has ended.

  • What is the North Carolina Artist Support Grant?

    The North Carolina Arts Council launched the Artist Support Grant last year to support individual artists during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program builds upon the former Regional Artist Project Grant Program, funding the professional and artistic development of emerging or established artists so they can create work, improve their business operations, or bring their work to new audiences. The Artist Support Grant program is a partnership of the North Carolina Arts Council and the state’s extensive local arts council network.  The Arts Council of Wilmington & New Hanover administers the grant for New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, Columbus, and Bladen counties.

  • What types of activities can an Artist Support Grant fund?

    The grants may be used for artistic and professional development, such as the creation of new work, website development, equipment purchases, research, and more.

  • Who is eligible to apply for an Artist Support Grant?

    Artists pursuing projects to expand their practices and further their artistic careers should apply for the grant. Artists in all stages of their careers—emerging, midcareer, or established—may apply.

How to Apply

  • Download the Application

    The Artist Support Grant Application is available in Word, PDF or Pages format. Click the links below to download the version which works best for you.

  • Complete the Application

    Read through the guidelines to ensure eligibility and fill out the required information from the application. Gather any supporting documentation.

  • How to submit my application?

    The application and all required attachments must be emailed to by midnight, Friday, September 16, 2022. The subject line should be as follows: YOURLASTNAME ASG 2022-2023.

    Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The Arts Council of Wilmington & New Hanover County will announce selections before the end of November 2022.


The Arts Council of Wilmington & NHC has awarded $78,500 in grants to area artists and organizations for FY 2021-2022 as the Designated County Partner to the North Carolina Arts Council. Click the link below for a list of this year’s grantees.

AC Grants Awarded 2021-2022

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