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.

Ends on December 20, 2018
Thank you for your interest in exhibiting your work with United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County!  

There are two public spaces that we curate to showcase artists in our community: Wake Med Hospital on New Bern Avenue, and the Wake County Justice Center in downtown Raleigh. Shows last from 6 to 12 weeks depending on the site. There is no fee to submit your work for consideration.  There are no opening receptions for the exhibits, but they are seen by thousands of people per year!

Sales: Artists do sell work while exhibiting at these venues but sales are not guaranteed by United Arts. United Arts does not take any commission from sales. Transactions take place directly between the artist and the buyer.

Specs: We can accommodate work that is 2D and exhibition ready:
Paintings on canvas should be wired
Prints should matted, framed and wired.  
Any size work on canvas up to 48" x 60" is welcomed.
Due to weight restrictions we cannot show work framed under glass larger than 36" x 36"
Looking forward to seeing your work!

United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County