Artist Support Grant Guidelines

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.


Although not required, it is strongly recommended that applicants attend an application workshop, as well as review both their proposal and support materials with appropriate staff at their designated regional arts partner. United Arts and regional partners are available to help applicants submit complete and competitive proposals.

Application workshops provide information about the grant process and tips on strengthening your application.

Although the live workshop dates have passed, you may still watch the Application Workshop Video from September 2nd.


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


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 Artist Support Grants to Ragen Carlile at [email protected] or (919) 839-1498 x209.

United Arts programs are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.