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United Arts Council

Artist Support Grants

2019 Professional Development Grantees
2019 Artist Support Grantees (previously known as Professional Development Grants) Alice Osborn, Mari FitzWynn, Susie Silver, Becky Joye and Greg Whitt Photo by Chris Janaro

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.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, October 1, 2020.

New this year:

  • All eligible artists may apply even if they have received a Professional Development Grant from United Arts in the past.
  • All projects for the 2021 Artist Support Grants must be completed by June 30, 2021.
  • Up to 50% of the grant may be used to pay the artist applicants for their work on the project.

For more information on eligibility, the application process, and more, click the 2021 Artist Support Grant Guidelines link below.

To learn more about Artist Support Grants, contact Ragen Carlile at [email protected]. 

Live outside the eligible counties for the United Arts grant? Visit the North Carolina Arts Council website to learn more about artist support grants in all 100 counties.

PO Box 26388
Raleigh, NC 27611

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