"A portion of the funds raised through the organization annual campaign will again be allocated for grants for artist career development and artistic projects that benefit the cultural life of their area.
A spokesperson said grants up to $500 are available to organizations and to individual artists in all disciplines.
Eligible organizations must have non-profit status and may include libraries, municipalities, churches and other community groups.
An artist who has been a county resident for at least one year and works in any artistic discipline, including crafts, choreography, film, fiction, poetry, printmaking, sculpture, painting, video, play writing, performance, music composition and photography, may apply for this grant program. Funding priority will be given to those applicants who demonstrate that a fellowship would have significant career impact.
Grant applications are accepted only by mail and must be postmarked by Thursday, March 15.
All applications are screened for eligibility and fulfillment of application requirements. An allocations panel made up of artists and community leaders reviews applications and presents funding recommendations to the board for approval.
Artists and community organizations interested in applying for funding can obtain application information and funding criteria online at the organization's website or by phone.