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 business 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.


The application period for 2024 Artist Support Grants is closed. Please check back in Spring 2024 for new cycle timeline.

2024 Application Info

2024 Application Guidelines & Timeline

2024 Application Rubric

2024 Sample Application

2024 Information Session

Información de la Aplicación de 2024

Pautas y Cronograma de 2024

Rúbrica de 2024

Aplicación de muestra de 2024

Sesion de Informacion de 2024


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.

Current Artist Support Grantees

Information for current Artist Support Grant recipients Refer to Grant Contract for complete details.

List of 2023 Artist Support 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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