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Surry Arts Council will host an information session for Duke Energy Regional Artist Project Grants on May 13.

A representative from the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County will present the information session for those who are interested in applying for the Duke Energy Regional Artist Project Grants, which offer support to artists in a six-county region to help them further their professional development.

Artists and unincorporated arts organizations in Forsyth, Davie, Davidson, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin counties are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is July 11 at 5 p.m.

“We are looking for opportunities to make modest grants that in turn can have significant impact on the careers and professional lives of artists. These grants always are diverse because the needs of individual artists at particular points in their lives vary dramatically,” said Dara Silver, director of member services and grants for The Arts Council.

Guidelines, applications, and information sessions are available online at www.intothearts.org. In addition, Arts Council staff will hold information sessions in the six counties.

Duke Energy Regional Artist Project Grants are funded jointly by The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County; Duke Energy Foundation; and the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources. In the last funding cycle, The Arts Council granted $30,000 in awards.

The grants are awarded to projects that promise to advance the career of the artist or groups of artists in the following disciplines: music composition, film/video, literature/playwriting, choreography/dance, and visual art/craft.

For more information about the grants, email dsilver@intothearts.org or call 336-747-1426.

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