Who's it for?
Watauga County artist entrepreneurs.
What problem does it solve?
It can be difficult to secure funding of any kind as an artist entrepreneur.
How does it help?
The Watauga County Arts Council, a Designated County Partner of the North Carolina Arts Council, offers funding for both COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS (Grassroots Grant) and for ARTISTS (Regional Artist Project Grants).
The amount of money available for each grant is dependent on the total Grassroots allotment from the North Carolina State Arts Council to Watauga County’s Designated County Partner, the Watauga County Arts Council. Grant amounts generally range from $100 to $500 per project but may be considered for up to $1000. The Watauga County Arts Council partners annually with our neighboring counties (Ashe, Alleghany, and Wilkes) to offer financial assistance to artists….assistance which will help them move their careers from one level to the next. We are proud to participate in this program and urge you to explore this website for more information on how you can apply.