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Grants for Individual Artists Available from United Arts


June 27, 2023

Grants for Individual Artists Available from United Arts
Local Artists Can Apply for up to $1,500 to Enhance Their Careers

[Raleigh, N.C.]  – Local artists are encouraged to apply for a 2024 Artist Support Grant that funds professional and artistic development for emerging and established artists and helps them create work, improve their business operations, or bring their work to new audiences. Artist Support Grants support a broad range of talented artists across all arts disciplines and career stages.

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.

2024 Artist Support Grant Guidelines in English

Pautas Para La Subvención de Apoyo a Artistas 2024 en Espanõl

Artists are encouraged to attend the virtual Information Session on July 20, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. to learn about the grant process and get tips on strengthening their application. Artists must register in advance using this LINK. Details about joining the session will be emailed to those registered the day before the session. The session will be recorded and made available to applicants unable to attend. An interpreter for Spanish-speaking artists will be available during the live session.

Application Deadline: September 1, 2023

In 2023, with the support of the NC Arts Council and Raleigh Arts, United Arts awarded over $100,000 to 69 individual artists to help them complete work for exhibitions, buy new equipment, create websites, attend workshops, pay for studio space, and so much more.

Supporting local artists is a direct line to supporting the local economy. A vibrant cultural scene is a key component of a community where people want to live, work, and play and we can’t have that without supporting the artists and their ability to continue to create.

~Jennifer McEwen, President & CEO, United Arts

Learn about all the 2023 Artist Support Grantees and their projects.



About United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County: The United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County is designated by the Wake County Commissioners and the North Carolina Arts Council as the official local arts agency for Wake County. As a private nonprofit, United Arts has worked for more than 30 years to build a better Raleigh and Wake County through support of and advocacy for the arts. United Arts partners with businesses, individuals, foundations, and government to provide life-changing arts programming and support to our schools and community, resources and opportunities for artists, and arts integration training for teachers. Learn more at UnitedArts.org

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