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United Arts Council

Arts for Towns Grants

Left: Apex NC Sculpture Walk 2021, Stand by Mike Roig | Right: Cary NC Spring Daze Art Market
Left: Apex Sculpture Walk 2021, “Stand” by Mike Roig; Right: Cary Spring Daze Art Market 2021

The non-competitive Arts for Towns grants for municipalities in Wake County support arts programming by North Carolina-based artists or arts organizations. Each eligible town may request up to $5,000 to support artists’ fees for programming such as:

  • Performing Artists: to present musicians, dancers, theatre productions
  • Teaching Artists: to lead workshops, residencies, camps
  • Visual Artists: to create murals, exhibitions, community projects


2022-2023 Arts for Towns Grant Guidelines


The 2022-2023 application is now closed


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 Arts for Towns grants to Kelly Schrader at [email protected] or (919) 839-1498 x207.



PO Box 26388
Raleigh, NC 27611

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