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United Arts Council

Current Grantee List

The most recent programming grant recipients are:

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 an annual free presentation of the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah in Cary
  • Concert Singers of Cary
    To support the performance of six choral music concerts in a variety of traditions to inspire and educate the community
  • Town of Cary
    To support Cary’s long-standing arts and crafts festivals – Lazy Daze and Spring Daze
  • Town of Garner
    To enhance the arts programming for Garner’s It’s Showtime! performance series
  • Town of Rolesville
    To support Rolesville’s annual Fourth of July Celebration
  • Town of Wake Forest Renaissance Centre
    To support Arts for All  – a series of free arts programming in the Wake Forest community
  • Town of Zebulon
    To support efforts to expose the Zebulon community to cultural arts opportunities
  • 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 2019 African American Cultural Festival which showcases free educational and artistic programming for the community
  • Artspace, Inc.
    To support classes and activities that highlight the traditions and art of the Mexican holiday, Dia de Muertos
  • Burning Coal Theatre Company
    To support the production of The Container, a collaboration with the Contemporary Art Museum about immigration from Africa to Western Europe
  • Diamante, Inc.
    To support Diamante’s  Ritmo Latino Festival in Cary
  • El Pueblo
    To support La Fiesta del Pueblo 2019- Raleigh’s largest and most diverse celebration of Latin American culture and arts
  • Hum Sub
    To support the Cary Diwali 2019 event, which promotes arts and education about the cultural and social traditions of India
  • NC Museum of History Associates
    To support the 24th annual American Indian Heritage Celebration and the 19th annual African American Cultural Celebration
  • North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre
    To support North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre’s production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
  • Raleigh Little Theatre
    To support Raleigh Little Theatre’s production of A Raisin in the Sun and supporting activities
  • The Justice Theater Project
    To support professional theater production Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity
  • Visual Art Exchange
    To support a project to build trust with the LatinX community and share a safe space for the community members

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
  • 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
  • Women’s Theatre Festival
    To support the creation of extraordinary theatre by women through a July festival in downtown Raleigh and their main stage season, Women are Wicked

School Project Grants

  • Enloe High
    To support Enloe Arts’ production of Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite that will raise money for Enloe’s Charity Ball
  • Farmington Woods Elementary
    To support “Sounds of Culture,” an integrated arts project within their school community through musician collaboration and the creation of a culture sound garden
  • Powell Elementary
    To support a school-wide “One Book, One School, One Community” initiative with visual artist Shannon Newby and composer Shana Tucker
  • Rogers Lane Elementary
    To support a community project for K-5th grade students and staff to work with Glenda Mackie to provide monthly dance performances for residents at a rehabilitation center
  • Willow Springs Elementary
    To support an artist residency project to create a large fence mural on their playground and community park showcasing self portraits of their 4th and 5th-grade students

Youth Arts Grants

  • Artspace, Inc.
    To support an eight-week summer art camp program for youth ages 5-16, our Process & Product program which incorporates arts into STEAM learning, and other youth programs
  • Arts Together
    To support dance, drama, visual arts, and multi-arts school year classes for children aged 3-18 and summer camps for children aged 3-12
  • 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
  • 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 Performance Edge Education and Performance Program
  • Philharmonic Association
    To support three full orchestras, two string orchestras, four chamber ensembles, and three 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
  •  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


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Raleigh, NC 27611

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