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United Arts Council


Participation in the arts fosters personal and social development, helping people develop new skills and connect with one another.

Because the arts positively impact schools and neighborhoods, we sustain numerous educational and community programs that bring the arts to Greater Wake County.

Our arts education programs support both students and educators. Artists in Schools brings professional teaching artists into Wake County schools to help students discover the arts, and Arts Integration for Educators provides inspiration and practical hands-on techniques for teachers to integrate the arts into their classrooms.

We co-sponsor the Piedmont Laureate Program which annually names a writer to represent and promote the literary arts in a three-county region.

Through the Wake Murals, United Arts works with the towns across Wake County to create new murals in their communities.

The DIAL Summer Internship program is for undergraduate students from demographic backgrounds underrepresented in arts leadership.

The Annual Congressional Arts Competition is for high school students in North Carolina’s 2nd U.S. Congressional District.

To learn more about our programs, contact Ragen Carlile at [email protected] or (919) 839-1498 ex. 209.

PO Box 26388
Raleigh, NC 27611

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