The Haywood County Arts Council is now accepting applications from Jackson County for North Carolina Arts Council Regional Artists Project Grants through Sept. 30.

The RAPG workshop for interested artists will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the Jackson County Library.

The grants will fund artists in Jackson, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, and Macon counties at any phase of their professional development. Grants may cover equipment purchases, professional development training, marketing and more. Projects must occur between Dec. 1 and June 5. Grantees will be notified by Oct. 31. Final reports will be due Friday, June 5.

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In the west, grant awards to artists generally range from $500 to $1,000 and follow a competitive application and review process.