Regional Artist Project of Northwest North Carolina

Regional Artist Project Grant Winners Announced

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.

n 2018-2019 the Regional Artist Project awarded a total of  $6000.00 to nine artists. Grants generally range from $200 to $1,000 and may be used by the artists for a variety of purposes, including the cost of presenting work for exhibits and/or auditions, training or tuition, travel, promotional materials, work facilities, equipment or the production of new work.

Receiving grants for 2018-2019 include: Glida Aita, Wilkes County, for purchase of kiln; Ken Broderick, Watauga County, for purchase of shelving for stone storage; Rebecca Gummere, Watauga County, for residency to complete work on memoir; Jennifer Ley, Ashe County, for purchase of materials and supplies to create art quilts; Sequoyah Magroski, Ashe County, for coaching sessions and purchase of materials; Cheryl Prisco, Watauga County, for purchase of Canister Dust Collector; Nikki Roberti-Miller, Watauga County, for childcare costs to allow time to revise novel; Karen Sabo, Watauga County, for directing observer ship in Florida; Ian Wilson, Ashe County, for purchase of Ring Saw.

An awards ceremony will be Tuesday, October 30 at 6:30 pm at the Ashe Arts Center. Artists will be explaining their projects more in depth.  The public is welcome to attend.

A multi-disciplinary panel from the four county regions judged applications in visual arts, music, film and literature. This grant is partially funded by the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, in partnership with the Arts Councils of Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes Counties.  For more