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United Arts Council

Current Grantee List

Artist Support Grants

Arts for Municipalities Grants

  • ARTS Wake Forest
    To support a free day of dance performances at Wake Forest’s E. Carroll Joyner Park
  • Cary Community Choir
    To support the 50th-anniversary special presentation of the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah in Cary
  • Concert Singers of Cary
    To support the performance of four choral music concerts in a variety of traditions to inspire and educate the community
  • Town of Apex
    To support the town’s first Public Art Sculpture Show and Art Walk and to enhance the growth of the Triangle Russian Festival
  • Town of Cary
    To support Cary’s long-standing arts and crafts festivals – Lazy Daze and Spring Daze
  • Town of Fuquay Varina
    To support growth in performance events, visual and performing arts classes, and gallery exhibits
  • Town of Garner
    To enhance the arts programming for Garner’s It’s Showtime! performance series
  • Town of Holly Springs Cultural Center
    To support professionally-led educational workshops for the Holly Springs community
  • Town of Wake Forest Renaissance Centre
    To support Arts for All  – a series of free arts programming in the Wake Forest community
  • Town of Wendell
    To support the expansion of current arts offerings by including a variety of musical performers
  • Towne Players of Garner
    To support four community-based theatre productions at the Garner Performing Arts Center

Arts Services Grants

  • Arts Access
    To provide training, advocacy, and audio description services to increase access to the arts for children and adults with disabilities
  • Classical Voice of North Carolina
    To support CVNC.org, a professional online arts journal

Cultural Access Grants

  • African American Cultural Festival
    To support the 2020 African American Cultural Festival which showcases free educational and artistic programming for the community
  • Burning Coal Theatre Company
    To support a radical reimagining of the modern classical musical Evita
  • Diamante, Inc.
    To support arts programming that showcases Hispanic/Latino art, culture, and artists
  • El Pueblo
    To support La Fiesta del Pueblo 2020- Raleigh’s largest and most diverse celebration of Latin American culture and arts
  • Hum Sub
    To support Basant Bahar, Morrisville Holi (Festival of Colors), and Cary Diwali (Festival of Lights) showcasing the cultural heritage, arts, and social traditions of India
  • NC Museum of History Foundation
    To support the 25th annual American Indian Heritage Celebration and the 20th annual African American Cultural Celebration
  • North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre
    To support productions of American Son and The Color Purple
  • Raleigh Little Theatre
    To support productions of The Mountaintop, Let it Shine: A Visit with Fannie Lou Hamer, My Geriatric Uterus, and Tomas and the Library Lady
  • The Justice Theater Project
    To support the 10th annual professional theater production Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity and  the show We Are Proud to Present… in collaboration with Saint Augustine University

New Generation Grants

  • Capital City Steppers
    To expand the Chicago Steppin’ lessons, workshops, and programs for the Wake County community
  • Cary-Apex Youth Choir
    To support vocal music education and performances for 3rd-8th grade students in Western Wake County
  • ComMotion – Community in Motion
    To support dance programs for cancer survivors, veterans, seniors, and people with disabilities
  • Lump
    To support gallery programming including exhibitions, artist talks, and workshops
  • Oak City Voices
    To support an all-women ensemble, performing a varied repertoire of classical to contemporary music, with the goal of fostering, promoting, and embracing their love of music through song
  • Seed Art Share
    To support integrated arts education, theatre performances, and family-inclusion programs in Wake County
  • Women’s Theatre Festival
    To support the creation of extraordinary theatre by women through a July festival in downtown Raleigh and their 2020-21 main stage season

School Project Grants

  • Hunter Elementary
    To support a school-wide mixed media installation project of 31 class portraits inspired by a character from literature
  • Stough Elementary
    To support a comprehensive project that combines teacher training and arts integration coaching with co-constructed visual art for a school-community curriculum night and a permanent public art display

Youth Arts Grants

  • Artspace, Inc.
    To support an eight-week summer art camp program for rising K-12 students, a field trip program which incorporates arts into the curricula, and other youth programs
  • Arts Together
    To support dance, drama, visual arts, and music programming for children aged 3-18
  • Burning Coal Theatre Company
    To support Kidswrite, two Summer Theatre Conservatories, an Auditioning for College class, NYC Tours, student internships, and the creation of a study guide for each Mainstage production
  • CAM Raleigh
    To support the Middle School Docent Program, an after school program that uses the exhibitions at CAM to strengthen confidence, creativity, critical thinking, leadership, and teamwork
  • Chamber Music Raleigh
    To support music education for students aged 12-20 by providing access to free masterclasses with chamber music ensembles of national and international stature
  • Community Music School
    To support private music lessons, ensemble experiences, and focused skill-building workshops at low cost to Wake County children with limited financial resources
  • Kidznotes
    To support a system of youth orchestras  for K-12 children from  Southeast Raleigh and Garner to develop their artistic, social, and emotional capacities
  • North Carolina Arts in Action
    To support a Saturday program called LEAP (Learning Excellence and Perseverance) for students in underserved schools in Wake County
  • North Carolina Chamber Music Institute
    To support chamber music education for students aged 7-19 by studying instrumental masterworks for small ensembles with professional musicians
  • North Carolina Theatre
    To support a year-round conservatory for youth ages 15-18 and extensive outreach programs partnering with agencies and schools throughout Wake County
  • North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre
    To support year-round theatre classes and summer camps for youth ages K-12th grade
  • Performance Edge
    To support the training of young people for musical performance
  • Philharmonic Association
    To support three full orchestras, two string orchestras, four chamber ensembles, and four  jazz ensembles for school-aged youth in Wake County
  • Raleigh Boychoir
    To support vocal music education programming and performance opportunities for boys ages 6-18
  • Raleigh Little Theatre
    To support after-school youth classes, summer camps, and workshops; and a series of family shows appealing to all ages
  • Raleigh Symphony Orchestra
    To support “Bootcamp”, an immersive, hands-on education program that exposes and prepares young musicians for a potential career in music performance
  •  Wake Forest Community Youth Orchestra
    To support after-school string orchestra programs for Pre-K through 12th grade students in rural and underserved communities within Wake County

Wake County Nonprofit Arts Relief Fund

PO Box 26388
Raleigh, NC 27611

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