Each year, United Arts awards grants to approximately 150 schools, 40 organizations and 20 individual artists. Through these grants, United Arts supports schools, organizations and municipalities whose work builds a better Wake County.

Artists in Schools grants, school grants, and youth arts grants support students, teachers, arts specialists, teaching artists, and administrators who are dedicated to making the arts a fundamental part of education.

Arts services grantscultural access grants, and arts for municipalities grants help nurture the arts in ethnically and geographically diverse populations. New generation grants are available to support up-and-coming initiatives and help young organizations develop their ability to produce arts programming. United Arts also provides financial support to individual artists and small, unincorporated groups of collaborating artists through professional development grants for artists.

The Artists in Schools program is a partnership between professional teaching artists, the United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County, and Wake County schools.  Artists and arts organizations work as creative educational resources with faculty, students, and cultural arts representatives to implement curriculum-based arts in education programs.  A selection panel reviews all new programs to assess an applicant’s artistic expertise and proficiency in leading an educational program in a school setting.   

Application: Applicants are required to complete the following electronic form and upload all required materials before submitting their application. 

Fee:  A fee of $40 is required before an application may be processed. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of applications submitted. After submitting the first application, an artist is expected to make their onetime $40 annual payment. Artists may pay online or submit an invoice if paying by check.        

Deadline:  Friday, May 3, 2019  

Notification:  Notification of application status will be provided in early June. 

United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County