How to Apply

Programming Grants

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

Application Workshops

Representatives must attend an application workshop if the applicant is a school or did not receive funding in the last grant cycle. Returning grantees 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. Please register in advance for workshops to

  • Non-profit Organization Applicants
    Thursday, January 11, 2018, 10:00 am
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 5:00 pm
  • School Applicants
    Thursday, January 11, 2018, 5:00 pm
    Saturday, January 20, 2018, 10:00 am
  • Municipal Applicants
    Thursday, January 25, 2018, 10:30 am (rescheduled due to weather)


Applications are accepted once a year. The deadline for 2018-19 applications is Thursday, March 8, 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 by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

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