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United Arts Council

Applications Now Available for 2022 Artist Support Grants

[Raleigh, N.C.]  – Local artists are encouraged to apply for an 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 in the disciplines of visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, and interdisciplinary arts.

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.

2022 Artist Support Grant Guidelines in English

Pautas Para La Subvención de Apoyo a Artistas 2022 en Espanõl

Applicants can attend an Information Session on July 21 or August 5 to learn about the grant process and get tips on strengthening your application.  Artists need to register in advance using this LINK. Both sessions will be held virtually via Zoom. Details about joining the session will be emailed to those registered the day before the session. One session will be recorded and made available to applicants unable to attend a live session.

This past year United Arts awarded over $83,000 to 62 artist – three times more than the previous year. With the support of the NC Arts Council and Raleigh Arts, United Arts hopes to match or exceed last year’s total to support local artists. The Artist Support Grantees received funds to complete work for exhibitions, buy new equipment, create websites, attend workshops, pay for studio space, and so much more. Learn about all the 2021 Artist Support Grantees and their projects.

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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
About the North Carolina Arts Council: Artists Support Grants are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. The North Carolina Arts Council builds on our state’s long-standing love of the arts, leading the way to a more vibrant future. The Arts Council is an economic catalyst, fueling a thriving nonprofit creative sector that generates $2.12 billion in annual direct economic activity. The Arts Council also sustains diverse arts expression and traditions while investing in innovative approaches to art-making. The North Carolina Arts Council has proven to be a champion for youth by cultivating tomorrow’s creative citizens through arts education. Learn more at NCArts.org.
About Raleigh Arts: Raleigh Arts supports and promotes the arts in Raleigh by administering the programs of the City of Raleigh Arts Commission and the City’s Public Art and Design Board, and by supporting the Pullen and Sertoma arts centers. The Office of Raleigh Arts is part of the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department. Learn creative more at raleighnc.gov/raleigh-arts

PO Box 26388
Raleigh, NC 27611

Phone: (919) 839-1498
Fax: (919) 839-6002