The Orange County Arts Support Fund strives to support local artists, arts industry workers, and arts organizations facing financial hardship due to COVID-19. THIS APPLICATION IS FOR INDIVIDUALS ONLY. There will be a separate application for nonprofit organizations as soon as possible. The application deadline for this round of grants is Friday, April 10th at midnight.

This is a money-in, money-out fund. The maximum grant we can provide to one individual at this time is $600. The amount we can provide is based on donations received, so please help us spread the word about this fund. You may be allowed to apply for a grant again in the future as we raise more funds. The ArtsCenter in Carrboro is serving as our fiscal agent for this initiative, meaning all payments will be issued by them via personal check. However, please note this is not a fundraising effort by or for The ArtsCenter. 

Eligibility for funding

1. You are a resident of Orange County, North Carolina

2. You are a professional artist, whose primary source of income is through your art


You are an employee of a nonprofit arts organization who has been laid off or furloughed, or experienced a significant reduction of hours


You are a freelance or contracted arts industry worker 

3. You have experienced a drastic decrease (30% or more) in your total household income as a result of COVID-19 (this could be from other income sources other than your art.)

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