Tryon Fine Arts Center joins Regional Artists Project grants

Published 9:27 am Monday, July 22, 2013

The Arts Council of Henderson County is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Regional Artists Project Grants (RAPG) through Aug. 16.

The grants are intended for artists in Henderson, Polk and Transylvania counties at any phase of their professional development. Grants may cover equipment purchases, professional development training, marketing, etc., occurring between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.

Because Tryon Fine Arts Center contributes funds every year to the pool of funds used to distribute these grants, Polk County artists are eligible to apply.

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There will be a grant writing workshop on Thursday, July 25 from 3:30–5 p.m. at the Arts Council of Henderson County, 401 N. Main St., third floor, in downtown Hendersonville.

Applications and instructions will be available at the workshop; it is recommended that all new applicants attend. Those interested should RSVP by calling the Arts Council at 828-693-8504, or email

For more information please contact the Arts Council at or 828-693-8504. The web address is

The Arts Council of Henderson County is a community organization that promotes, advocates for and nurtures the arts in Henderson County and western North Carolina.

The Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources; funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County; Henderson County government and the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.

– article submitted by Beth Child