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 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
 

The Visiting Artist 2019 will feature a background in documentary photography. The application process is open to all photographers who meet the guideline criteria.

The Wake County Visiting Artist residency is dedicated to bringing art to the community, enriching the lives of all our citizens. One artist, from a different discipline each year, is invited to reside and work in Raleigh/Wake County. This artist will make a significant contribution to the artistic landscape through creative, skillful collaboration on productions by local arts and cultural agencies. In addition, the artist will interact with the community through workshops, classes, and presentations and (when appropriate) exhibitions. United Arts will facilitate a collaborative relationship between the visiting artist and the local arts community to meet program expectations (see below). United Arts will also maintain the calendar of events and engagements for the visiting artist.

See Wake County Visiting Artist program web site for full guidelines. The successful candidate will be notified by May 15, 2019. The appointment will begin August, 2019 and run through May, 2020.

DEADLINE: April 19, 2019 (11:59PM EST)

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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