Artists in Schools Grants

United Arts provides funding directly to schools to aid in bringing professional teaching artists to their campuses.  See a list of participating schools in the 2016-2017 school year.

The maximum grant award per school is $1,400 annually, contingent on the availability of funds.  Grant awards do not cover the total cost of an artist fee, therefore schools also contribute funding to support artist(s) working with their students.

School Eligibility

To be eligible for grant funding, schools must:

Grant Application

The grant application for schools is available in early August and due in early September.

Eligible schools may apply for a maximum of four grants, including:

  • Two Performance Grants
    Schools may apply for up to 50% 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% of artist fee or $375 (whichever is less) for one workshop or residency.

  • One Writer Residency Grant
    Schools may apply for up to 50% of writer fee or $375 (whichever is less) for one writer residency.

To learn more about the Artists in Schools program, contact Helen Meyer at hmeyer@unitedarts.org or (919) 839-1498, ext. 210.