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.

Artist Support Grants fund up to $1500 for professional and artistic development for emerging and established artists to create work, improve their business operations, or bring their work to new audiences. Artist Support Grants support a broad range of talented artists in the genres of visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, and interdisciplinary arts.

Las Subvenciones de Apoyo a Artistas financian hasta $1500 para el desarrollo profesional y artístico de artistas, emergentes y establecidos, para crear obras, mejorar sus operaciones comerciales o difundir su trabajo ante nuevas audiencias. Las Subvenciones de Apoyo a Artistas apoyan a una amplia gama de talentosos artistas en los campos de las artes visuales, artes performáticas, literatura, composición musical, coreografía y artes interdisciplinarias.

Artist Support Grant recipients must submit a final report to United Arts within thirty (30) days of the completion of  the  project,  or  by January  15,  2023. Grantee  shall  attach  any  materials,  publicity,  documentation, and a full and accurate accounting of the funds as related to the project to the final report. A late report, one received after the due date indicated above, is a violation of the grant contract. Future funding may be denied based on reporting timeliness.

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Please submit the final report for the 2021-2022 Art for Towns Grant. Eligible towns received up to $5,000 to support NC-based artist fees for arts programming to take place between July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022. 

United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County