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Arts Commission Grants and Deadlines

The Orange County Arts Commission offers two grant cycles annually and partners on the regional artist grant program, the Emerging Artists Grant.

Program Deadline
Spring Arts Grants early June, 2007 (TBA) by 5 pm
Fall Arts Grants November 21, 2006 by 5 pm
Emerging Artists Grants To the Durham Arts Council by September 11, 2006 (9 pm)

North Carolina Arts Council logo Funding Sources: Orange County Arts Commission grants are made possible though support from the North Carolina Arts Council and the Orange County Board of County Commissioners.

 

our logoSpring Arts Grants

Spring Arts Grant Categories:
  1. Arts Program Grant
    funds up to $1,500.00 available to non-profit organizations coordinating arts projects benefiting the citizens of Orange County.
     
  2. General Arts Support Grant
    funds up to $5,000.00 available to Orange County non-profit arts organizations that consistently provide high-quality arts programs. Organizations must have received an Orange County Arts Commission grant in each of the three previous years to apply.
     
  3. Arts in Education Grant
    funds up to $1,000.00 available to public or private schools, or parent and teacher organizations in Orange County coordinating arts programs.
     
  4. Arts in Education Coalition Grant
    funds up to $5,000.00 available to three or more Orange County schools or parent and teacher organizations coordinating arts programs.
     
  5. Artist Project Grant
    funds up to $1,000.00 available to professional artists coordinating arts projects benefiting the citizens of Orange County.

Spring Grants Project Period: The spring cycle of grants will fund arts activities taking place from July 1, 2007-June 30, 2008. A fall cycle will also be available for all categories except the General Arts Support, which is available annually.

Supportable Projects: Applicants may request funds to support a variety of arts programs in the visual, performing, literary arts. 

Deadline: The Orange County Arts Commission will accept applications for all categories by 5 pm in early June, 2007 (TBA)

Information Session: The Arts Commission will hold a free grant-writing workshop in mid-April, 2007 (TBA). To register for this workshop, or for more information about grants or the Arts Commission, email us at arts@co.orange.nc.us or call 919/245-2335.

Applications: Applications will be available in April, 2007 for downloading online (in both PDF and MS Word document formats), at the Arts Commission office, at all Orange County Public Libraries, and at the Chapel Hill Public Library.

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our logoFall Arts Grants

Fall Arts Grant Categories:

  1. Arts Program Grant
    funds up to $1,500.00 available to non-profit organizations coordinating arts projects benefiting the citizens of Orange County.
     
  2. Arts in Education Grant
    funds up to $1,000.00 available to public or private schools, or parent and teacher organizations in Orange County coordinating arts programs.
     
  3. Arts in Education Coalition Grant
    funds up to $5,000.00 available to three or more Orange County schools or parent and teacher organizations coordinating arts programs.
     
  4. Artist Project Grant
    funds up to $1,000.00 available to professional artists coordinating arts projects benefiting the citizens of Orange County.

Fall Grants Project Period: The fall cycle of grants funds arts activities taking place from January 1, 2007 - December 31, 2007.  A spring cycle will also be available for all categories including General Arts Support.

Supportable Projects: Applicants may request funds to support a variety of arts programs in the visual, performing, literary arts. 

Deadline: November 21, 2006 by 5 pm  

Information Session: The Arts Commission will hold a free grant-writing workshop from 7-8:30 pm on Tuesday, October 3, 2006 in the large conference room downstairs at the Chapel Hill Public Library (100 Library Drive). To register or for more information about grants or the Arts Commission, email us at arts@co.orange.nc.us or call 919/245-2335.

Applications: Applications are available for downloading online (in both PDF and MS Word document formats), at the Arts Commission office, at all Orange County Public Libraries, and at the Chapel Hill Public Library.

PDF Format:

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If you do not have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, download it first (click on the icon above or click on www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html). Then come back to this page and download any spring grant application (PDF format). You will need to print the form, complete it, and return it to the Orange County Arts Commission by the deadline.

Arts Program Grant Application
Arts in Education Grant Application
Arts in Education Coalition Grant Application
Artist Project Grant Application
Glossary of Budget Terms


Word Document Format:

Arts Program Grant Application
Arts in Education Grant Application
Arts in Education Coalition Grant Application
Artist Project Grant Application
Glossary of Budget Terms


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our logoFinal Reports

  • The Final Report deadline for ORGANIZATIONS receiving Spring, 2006 OCAC grants is 5 pm on Thursday, July 5, 2007. The final report form for these ORGANIZATIONS is available for downloading below (in MS Word document format):

    2006 OCAC Spring Grant Recipients Final Report Form (NCAC Grassroots)

    FYI - The Grants Office of the NC Arts Council prefers to receive final reports electronically via eGrant.
  • The Final Report deadline for ALL INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS and Fall, 2005 OCAC grant recipients receiving COUNTY money is 5 pm on Tuesday, January 9, 2007. Email us at arts@co.nc.us or call 919/245-2335 if you need a copy of the final report for Fall, 2005 grant recipients.


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    Durham Arts Council logo

    Emerging Artists Grants

    source: Durham Arts Council's Emerging Artists Grant Program is funded by grants from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Chatham Arts, the Orange County Arts Commission, the Granville Arts Council, the Person County Arts Council, gifts to the Durham Arts Council Annual Arts Fund, the Ella Fountain Pratt Fund, the Wainwright Fund for New Works and support from other interested organizations and individuals.

    purpose: to support developing professional artists by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. An emerging artist is either an artist in his/her formative years who is attempting to launch a professional career, or an artist taking an established career in a new direction.

    preference:   Criteria are:

    • Overall excellence of the applicant's art work and demonstration of exceptional talent 
    • The applicant's serious professional commitment to his or her art form 
    • Contribution of the proposed project to the artist's professional development 
    • Feasibility of the proposed project 
    eligibility:   Artists practicing any art form are eligible to apply for a grant. Applicants must be current residents of Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange or Person Counties, North Carolina, and must have resided in one of these counties for at least one year prior to the application deadline. 

    Granted activities should take place between January 1 and September 30, 2007, though extensions will be considered.

    deadline:    by 9 pm on Monday, September 11, 2006 at the Durham Arts Council  

    information session:    A free information session for potential Emerging Artist Grant applicants in Orange County will be held on Thursday, August 10, 2006 from 6-7:30 pm in the large conference room downstairs at the Chapel Hill Public Library (100 Library Drive). Interested Orange County artists may call the Orange County Arts Commission at 919/245-2335 or email us at arts@co.orange.nc.us for more information about this meeting.

    For more information on the Emerging Artists Grant Program, including current application for downloading, contact the Durham Arts Council. 2006-2007 applications are now available at the Orange County Arts Commission office (110 E. King Street, Hillsborough), at all Orange County libraries, and at the Chapel Hill Public Library. You may also call or email the Orange County Arts Commission to request an application or click below to download the current application form in PDF format (file size 106k):

    2006-2007 Emerging Artists Grant Application Form


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    Download Our Logo

    Grant recipients are required to use the Orange County Arts Commission logo in publicizing their grant-supported activity. This helps spread the word about the worthwhile efforts of the Commission, and helps us continue our support of arts efforts in Orange County.

    For your convenience, we provide a high-resolution, downloadable copy of our logo graphic here.

    (If you are using Netscape 7.0, please click with your RIGHT mouse button, then choose "save link target as" and click with your LEFT mouse button to successfully download logo.)

    thumbnail of OCAC logo file
    click here to download a high-resolution color .tif file (142 K)

    thumbnail of OCAC logo file
    click here to download a high-resolution black and white .tif file (89 K)

     

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