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United Arts Council

Artist Support Grants

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  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.

Application Reference Materials, in English

Sample Application Questions
2024 Application Guidelines
2024 Application Rubric
Application opens June 1, 2023
Application closes September 1, 2023

Materiales de referencia de la aplicación, en español

Ejemplos de preguntas de solicitud
Directrices de solicitud de 2024|
Rúbrica de aplicación 2024
La aplicación abre el 1 de junio de 2023
La aplicación cierra el 1 de septiembre de 2023

Previous grantees must wait at least one year before applying for additional funding. For example, 2023 grantees are not eligible to apply for funding for 2024 but will be eligible to apply for funding for 2025


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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PO Box 26388
Raleigh, NC 27611

Phone: (919) 839-1498
[email protected]