BRUNSWICK ARTS COUNCIL RECOGNIZES ARTISTS, ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
Ocean Isle, NC – January 12, 2017 – The Brunswick Arts Council announces the distribution $45,000 in grants to arts organizations and individual artists in FY 2016 – 2017.
Grants in excess of $25,000 were awarded to 11 Brunswick County arts organizations through the annual Grassroots Arts Program The program seeks to develop and promote diverse cultural arts programming within the county. Funding for the Grassroots Arts Program is made available by the North Carolina Arts Council and the Brunswick Arts Council. The Brunswick Arts Council is the Designated County Partner to the N.C. Arts Council.
Brunswick County arts organizations offer an array of arts programming that contributes to the quality of life in the county By providing program support, the Brunswick Arts Council ensures wide-ranging arts experiences for residents and visitors throughout the year.
In addition, a total of more than $17,000 was recently awarded to regional artists of all disciplines through the Regional Artist Project Grant Program to fund a project pivotal to a career in their respective art forms. Five Brunswick County artists were among those selected for these highly competitive awards. The Brunswick Arts Council partners with art councils from New Hanover, Pender and Columbus counties in awarding these grants. Funding is made available by the arts partners in each county with additional support from the N.C. Arts Council.
This continues a history of Brunswick Arts Council support to the professional development of artists in southeastern NC. The Regional Artist Project grant recognizes some of the region’s most promising artists and funds the creation of new work, purchase of equipment and materials and advanced learning.
The 2016-2017 awardees are:
Grassroots Grant Awardees
Brunswick Community Foundation – Intercultural Festival
Waterway Art Association
Brunswick County Bands
Associated Artist of Southport
Oak Island Art Guild
Brunswick Little Theatre
Brunswick County Parks and Recreation
Town of Shallotte
Brunswick Art Council Awardees
Jan Boland Figure Drawing Classes
Theresa Reiter “Gotta Have Art”
Richard Staat Water Color Classes
Regional Artist Project Grant Awardees
Christine Bloom Visual Arts- Painting
Bradley Eklund Visual Arts- Interasia
Joseph Gargagliano Visual Arts-Painting
Casey Scharling Visual Arts-Painting
Aundrea Wislon Visual Arts- Ceramics