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.

Arts for Municipalities grants are intended to assist Wake County municipalities outside of Raleigh to develop their cultural and artistic resources to create vibrant communities and to ensure broad access to the arts. Arts for Municipalities grants will support:

  • Arts and cultural organizations that present arts programming (performances, exhibitions, community residencies, arts-rich festivals) in any of the 11 Wake County municipalities outside of Raleigh. Organizations may be based in Raleigh.
  • The arts programming of Wake County municipal governments or their departments based in any of the 11 Wake County municipalities outside of Raleigh.

Activities must take place in Wake County between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

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DEADLINE: Thursday, March 7, 2019

Arts Services grants are intended to support arts service organizations, those organizations that provide services and technical assistance and/or promote artists and arts organizations but do not themselves produce or present the arts and are not directly involved in the creative process.

Activities must take place in Wake County between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

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Cultural Access grants are intended to support

  • Arts programming delivered by African American, Asian American, Latino, or Native American organizations, or 
  • Arts programming delivered by arts/cultural organizations or municipalities in which the majority of the paid or volunteer artists involved are African American, Asian American, Latino, or Native American.

For festival support, the majority of the programming must be arts programming.

Activities must take place in Wake County between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

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DEADLINE: Thursday, March 7, 2019

New Generation grants are intended to support arts organizations that have been in existence for less than eight years. The purpose of the funding is to help arts organizations develop their capacity for producing or presenting arts programs. Applicants for New Generation grants may not apply in any other United Arts grant category.

Activities must take place in Wake County between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

Prior to submitting this full application, all applicants must submit a letter stating intention to apply to arrive by February 1, 2019. New applicants must attach to this letter the following documents to determine proof of eligibility:

  • Organization address and contact information
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Applicant's by-laws with date adopted
  • Letters of state and federal tax exemption
  • Mission statement, list of board of directors, and board meeting dates
  • Profit and loss statement for last fiscal year
  • Budget for current year

Once the letters are received, staff will determine eligibility and schedule individual meetings to take place by February 28, 2019. Returning applicants (have received New Generation grants in the past) must schedule an individual meeting to take place by February 28, 2019 with United Arts staff. Once eligibility is determined and applicant has met with staff, this full application should be submitted by March 7, 2019.

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FULL APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, March 7, 2019

Youth Arts grants support arts activities for Pre-K through 12th-grade students and take place OUTSIDE of the formal school environment, school day, or school year. Examples include: summer arts camps, after-school and track-out arts programs, classes, workshops, master classes, community residencies, and performing arts series for youth.

Activities must take place in Wake County between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.


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DEADLINE: Thursday, March 7, 2019

 

The Professional Development Grant for Artists (also known as the Regional Artist Project Grant) provides financial support to committed, gifted individual artists and small, unincorporated groups of collaborating artists. The grant (up to $1500) is designed to support projects that will advance the applicant’s career in demonstrable ways. Career development opportunities may arise at different stages of a career; therefore, the grant is open to emerging and established artists in dance, drama, film/media, literary/playwriting, music and visual art.   

Grant activities must take place between July 1, 2019 and June 15, 2020.

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DEADLINE: Friday, March 30, 2019
 

United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County