The Pivotal Fund provides direct financial support to artists for their creative practice and to fund their most ambitious ideas in nine counties of North Carolina. This region is well-primed for significant investment in the individual artists that make up its creative community. This fund is designed to support artists who also exist in the geographical and creative margins and whose contributions to the burgeoning creative culture have historically been overlooked and under-resourced. The Pivotal Fund is offering $5,000 grants to five artist-organized projects that serve artists and communities in the counties of Alamance, Chatham, Davidson, Durham, Forsyth, Guilford, Orange, Randolph, and Wake. The Pivotal Fund seeks to fund artist-organized projects of high artistic merit and community impact. Ideal candidates will use grant funds to further their artistic practice, create opportunities for other artists, engage the broader community, and contribute to racial, disability, and queer justice.