Review Process

Evaluation Criteria

Applications will be rated on three criteria: artistic merit, project feasibility, and contribution to the development of the artist’s career.

The following measures of artistic and project merit will be considered:

  • Demonstrated talent in an art form and overall excellence of the artist’s work
  • A clear commitment to a career as a practicing professional artist
  • The benefit of the proposed project to the artist’s professional growth
  • Feasibility of the proposed project

Panel Review

All complete applications will be reviewed by a multi-county panel of professional artists, college-level instructors/administrators, and arts advocates with experience in various disciplines. Panelists will score each application based on the evaluation criteria and make funding recommendations for selected projects. Grant awards are made by vote of the Board of the United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County.


All applicants will be notified of final grant decisions in December 2020.