Regional artist applicants are exceptionally talented individuals pursuing their career in the arts and have completed the basic education in their respective art form. The Regional Artist Project provides financial support to developing professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. Regional Artist Grants are intended to fund a particular project that will conclude by June 15, 2013. Grant awards generally range from $250-$1000.
The program was begun in the Northwestern Region in the fall of 1998. Since that time, $93,937 has been awarded to 151 artists. An average of 9.4 grants have been awarded each year.