Fundraising for documentary films is never easy. One source filmmakers often overlook are local and statewide funders and arts councils in particular. For our colleagues in North Carolina, here’s a great opportunity.
The North Carolina Arts Council offers grants of $10,000 to NC film/video artists through its fellowship program to support the creative development of North Carolina artists and to generate the creation of new work. If you receive a fellowship you may use the grant to:
- Set aside time to work
- Pursue projects that further artistic development and support the realization of specific creative ideas
- Buy supplies and equipment
You may also use a fellowship for expenses related to the activities listed above. These may include costs related to studio construction or improvements. You may not use a fellowship to support academic research or formal study toward an academic or professional degree.
The upcoming deadline for the fellowship is November 2, 2009. Please visit http://ncarts.org to read the guidelines and link to the online application.