United Arts Council

Modular installation by 2022 Artist Support Grantee Jane Cheek at Raleigh Convention Center for IBMA World of Bluegrass, photo credit Sarah Ford

Artist Support Grants

Artist Support Grants  fund professional and artistic development for emerging and established artists to create work, improve their studio operations, or bring their work to new audiences. Artist Support Grants support a broad range of talented artists in the disciplines 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.

2025 Artist Support Grants

The application for 2025 Artist Support Grants is open from June 1, 2024 – September 1, 2024.

Applicants who have previously received funding through this program must wait at least two years after the award year to become eligible to reapply. Grantees from 2023 and 2024 are not eligible to reapply for 2025.

Please refer to the 2025 Application Guidelines & Timeline for more information and a link to the application.

The 2025 Artist Support Grant Information Session will be held virtually on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 4:00PM.

To register: https://form.jotform.com/231703014270037

For a recording of last year’s session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBDbfV4H0xo&t=416s

Para ver la sesión informativa en español: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7nYpMhifE0


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.

Manage Your Award

United Arts is dedicated to helping these arts and culture organizations create diverse and inclusive art events, programs, and services for all Wake County residents. Complete list of 2024 Grantees.


Kelly Schrader at [email protected] or (919) 839-1498 x207.

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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