Artists in all disciplines are eligible to apply for grants to support their professional and artistic development through a partnership of the North Carolina Arts Council and Asheville Area Arts Council, Haywood County Arts Council, Arts Council of Henderson County, Tryon Fine Arts Center, Rutherford County Recreation, Cultural and Heritage Commission, and the Transylvania Community Arts Council. The grants are intended for individual artists in Haywood, Henderson, Polk, and Transylvania Counties at any phase of their professional development.

Artist Support Grants will be distributed to eligible applicants by Haywood County Arts Council in the following counties: Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Polk, Rutherford, and Transylvania.

The deadline for the Artist Support Grants is October 30.  Grants will range in awards from $500 to $3000.

Emerging and established artists are encouraged to apply to support a range of professional and artistic development including the creation of work, improvement of business operations, or expanding capacity to bring work to new audiences.  Artist fees are also allowable expenses.

The Artist Support Grants program responds to the impact of the pandemic by ensuring that artists and the state's arts infrastructure have the resources needed to help our state make a strong social and economic recovery," said Wayne Martin, executive director of the North Carolina Arts Council.

Questions?   More information can be found at or , Call the Haywood County Arts Council at 828-452-0593, or email:  Morgan Beryl at