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United Arts Council

Artist Support Grants

Artist Support Grants (previously called Professional Development Grants and Regional Artist Project Grants) fund 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.

Individual artists and small, unincorporated groups of collaborating artists who have lived in Chatham, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, or Wake County for at least one year are eligible to apply for grants up to $1,500.

(Artist Support Grant aplicación en español próximamente. Artist Support Grants Application in Spanish Coming Soon)

Information Session

To learn about the grant process and get tips on strengthening your application, register in advance for one of the below information sessions using this LINK. Both sessions will be held virtually via Zoom. Details about joining the session will be emailed to those registered the day before the session. One session will be recorded and made available to applicants unable to attend a live session.

  • Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 11:00 am
  • Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Artist Support Grants

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The deadline for 2022 applications is Wednesday, September 1, 2021 before midnight.


The United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County is committed to making the grant application process accessible to people with disabilities. If you need modifications to guidelines or application forms due to a disability, alternative formats can be made available. Please contact staff and allow ten (10) working days to fulfill your request.


Direct questions about programming grants to Ragen Carlile at [email protected] or (919) 839-1498 x209.

United Arts programs are supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. www.NCArts.org.

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PO Box 26388
Raleigh, NC 27611

Phone: (919) 839-1498
Fax: (919) 839-6002