Regional Artist Project of Northwest North Carolina


The Regional Artist Project of Northwest North Carolina is a partnership between the Arts Councils of Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga and Wilkes Counties and the North Carolina Arts Council. Its goal is to provide support to a broad range of visual, performing, literary, and inter-disciplinary artists that will have a significant impact on the advancement of their careers.

Receiving grants for 2017-2018 include: Andrew Arend, Watauga County, for support for a new exhibit; Francine Barr, Watauga County, to purchase supplies and equipment for jewelry making; Kimberly Becker, Ashe County, to attend writing conference and launch book; Cindy Berry, Wilkes County, to purchase supplies and equipment for visual art; Randall Dameron, Wilkes County, to purchase photography equipment, Katherine Ford, Watauga County, to purchase supplies for costume and puppet construction; Trevor McKenzie, Watauga County, to support album production; Rebecca Petruck, Ashe County, to attend literary conference and for promotion of book; Patrick Richardson, Watauga County, to purchase visual art equipment.