Some artists are real winners! Steve and Ruth Smith have each won a Regional Artist Project Grant two times to promote their musical careers. However Ruth also won a grant for her visual arts as well! Artists may not apply if they were awarded a grant in the previous year, but over the history of the Regional Artist Project Grants of Northwest North Carolina there have been several two-time winners.
Applicants must currently reside in Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga, or Wilkes County and must have maintained residency in one of these counties for the year immediately preceding the application date. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program. Previous award winners cannot apply in consecutive years.