How to Apply

Programming Grants

The United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County supports arts programs throughout Wake County with grant awards to organizations, municipalities, and schools whose programs and services champion arts education, build community, and build capacity in the arts.

Application Workshops

New applicants, applicants applying in new categories, and schools are required to attend an application workshop. Returning applicants applying within the same category are welcome to attend an application workshop, but are not required to do so. All workshops are held at the United Arts Council office. The next application workshops will be held in January 2018.


Applications are accepted once a year.

The deadline for 2017-18 applications was Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

The deadline for 2018-19 applications will be in March 2018.


The United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County is committed to making the grant application process accessible to people with disabilities. If you need modifications to guidelines or applications forms due to a disability, alternative formats can be made available.  Please contact staff and allow ten (10) working days to fulfill your request.


Direct questions about programming grants to Ragen Carlile at or (919) 839-1498 x209.

United Arts programs are supported in part by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.