United Arts provides funding directly to schools to aid in bringing professional teaching artists to their campuses.
Schools eligible for a grant must:
Be a public, charter, or nonprofit private school located in Wake County
Attend a Cultural Arts Training Session
Attend the Cultural Arts Booking Fair
Choose program(s) from our Artist Directory
Schedule programs that take place during the school day
Eligible schools may apply for a maximum of four grants, including:
Two Performance Grants
Schools may apply for up to 50 percent of artist fee or $325 (whichever is less) for up to two performances by different artists.
One Workshop/Residency Grant
Schools may apply for up to 50 percent of artist fee or $375 (whichever is less) for one workshop or residency.
One Writer Residency Grant
Schools may apply for up to 50 percent of writer fee or $375 (whichever is less) for one writer residency.
The maximum grant award per school is $1,400 annually, contingent on the availability of funds. Because grant awards do not cover the total cost of an artist fee, schools also contribute funding to support artist(s) working with their students.
To view programs approved for Artists in Schools grants, review the Artist Directory.
The Artists in Schools application for schools is available in August and due in early September.
To learn more about the Artists in Schools program, contact Helen Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 839-1498, ext. 210.