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The Emerging Artists Grant At Durham Arts Council

dreamstimefree_273981The Anika James Foundation is partnering with the Durham Arts Council to provide a grant to an emerging artist who focuses on the performing arts.

The Emerging Artists Program (EAP) is a project grant program at the Durham Arts Council in Durham, North Carolina. The program provides financial support to developing or established professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. While the grants to individual artists have always been relatively modest, they provide what counts most: a crucial affirmation of the recipient’s creative journey. For the artist who often labors alone, learning a form or practicing a craft, sometimes with an audience and sometimes still seeking that audience, finally getting the word from an authoritative body that says, in effect, “you are doing important work – keep it up,” carries immeasurable power and energy. Knowing that their community believes in them and supports their artistic endeavors is a powerful source of encouragement.

Recipients are selected annually after going through an application and review process through the Durham Arts Council.

To apply for this grant, please go to the Durham Arts Council website.