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United Arts Council

Current Grantee List

The most recent programming grant recipients are:

Arts for Municipalities Grants

  • Cary Community Choir
    To support an annual free presentation of the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah in Cary
  • Concert Singers of Cary
    To support the performance of six choral music concerts in a variety of traditions to inspire and educate the community
  • Town of Cary
    To support the Town of Cary's long-standing arts and crafts festivals - Lazy Daze and Spring Daze
  • Town of Fuquay-Varina
    To expand cultural programming at the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center
  • Town of Garner
    To enhance of the arts programming for the Town of Garner's “It’s Showtime!” performance series
  • Town of Knightdale
    To support and expand the Town of Knightdale's Free Arts and Education Fest
  • Town of Wake Forest Renaissance Centre
    To support Arts for All  - a series of free arts programming in the Wake Forest community
  • Town of Wendell
    To support arts programming in Wendell such as the Spring Into the Arts Walk festival, movie nights, and more
  • Town of Zebulon
    To enrich the lives of residents of the Zebulon community through musical and dance performances and local art exhibitions
  • Towne Players of Garner
    To support four community-based theatre productions at the Garner Performing Arts Center
  • Wake Forest Arts
    To support a free day of dance performances at Wake Forest’s E. Carroll Joyner Park

Arts Services Grants

  • Arts Access
    To provide professional development for arts educators, audio description services and other efforts to increase access to the arts for children and adults with disabilities
  • Classical Voice of North Carolina
    To support CVNC.org, a professional online arts journal

Cultural Access Grants

  • African American Cultural Festival
    To support the 2018 African American Cultural Festival which showcases free educational and artistic programming for the community
  • Artspace, Inc.
    To support classes and activities that highlight the traditions and art of the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos
  • Diamante, Inc.
    To support our Ritmo Latino Festival in Cary
  • El Pueblo
    To support La Fiesta del Pueblo 2018 - Raleigh's largest and most diverse celebration of Latin American culture and arts
  • Hum Sub
    To support the Cary Diwali 2018 event, which promotes arts and education about the cultural and social traditions of India
  • NC Museum of History Associates
    To support the 23rd annual American Indian Heritage Celebration and the 18th annual African American Cultural Celebration
  • North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre
    To support North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre's production of "By The Way, Meet Vera Stark"
  • Raleigh Little Theatre
    To support Raleigh Little Theatre’s production of “Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds,” a reggae musical for families
  • The Justice Theater Project
    To support professional theater productions of "A Doll's House," "Real Women Have Curves," and "Black Nativity"
  • Visual Art Exchange
    To support “Black on Black III,” an exhibition and suite of programming designed to showcase, engage, and empower curators, artists, and communities of color

New Generation Grants

  • Capital City Steppers
    To expand the Chicago Steppin’ lessons, workshops and programs for the Wake County community
  • Oak City Voices
    To support an all-women ensemble, performing a varied repertoire of classical to contemporary music, with the goal of fostering, promoting, and embracing their love of music through song
  • Women’s Theatre Festival
    To support the creation of the 2018 Women Are Heroes Festival, which features a series of plays, workshops and events that spotlight diverse, heroic female voices and promote gender equality
  • Zebulon Downtown Arts Council
    To support the creation of art spaces throughout our downtown area to encourage community involvement in the arts and stimulate economic development

School Grants

  • East Wake High
    To support a technology-integrated dance mastery course with Gaspard Louis for 9th-12th grade students
  • Hodge Road Elementary
    To support an artistic residency with mosaic artist Jeannette Brossart that integrates 5th grade curriculum through a mosaic, mural legacy project
  • Ligon Middle
    To support the development and usage of arts integration strategies by the staff through a professional development style artist-in-residency
  • Rogers Lane Elementary
    To support a "Science of Sound" residency with Beverly Botsford for 2nd grade students
  • St. Mary Magdalene Middle
    To support a residency with Jaclyn Bowie for 6th grade students to show how technology, science, and art can merge
  • Sterling Montessori Charter School
    To support a three week residency for 1st-8th grade students where 2017 North Carolina Piedmont Laureate and Kennedy teaching artist Mimi Herman connects poetry to visual arts
  • Wendell Elementary
    To support a science-integrated artist residency with Leni Newell for 3rd grade students
  • Wilburn Elementary
    To support collaborative STEAM projects for 5th grade students, integrating science, art and poetry with artists Mimi Herman and Kim Silbaugh
  • York Elementary
    To support a 16-week dance residency with North Carolina Arts in Action where 4th graders will explore cross-curricular themes through dance
  • Zebulon Middle
    To support a residency for all 6th grade English classes with storyteller Arianna Ross which ends with a showcase of their work to family and friends at the Authors Café

Youth Arts Grants

  • Artspace, Inc.
    To support an eight-week summer art camp program for youth ages 5-16, our Process & Product program which incorporates arts into STEAM learning, and other youth programs
  • Arts Together
    To support dance, drama, visual arts, and multi-arts school year classes for children aged 3-18 and summer camps for children aged 3-12
  • Burning Coal Theatre Company
    To support Kidswrite, two Summer Theatre Conservatories, an Auditioning for College class, NYC Tours, student internships, and the creation of a study guide for each Mainstage production
  • CAM Raleigh
    To support the Middle School Docent Program, an after school program that uses the exhibitions at CAM to strengthen confidence, creativity, critical thinking, leadership, and teamwork
  • Community Music School
    To support private music lessons, ensemble experiences, and focused skill-building workshops at low cost to Wake County children with limited financial resources
  • Kidznotes
    To support resources, training, and opportunities for 80 new Kidznotes musicians in Southeast Raleigh
  • Marbles Kids Museum
    To provide children from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to engage with the arts through participatory performances, hands-on exploration and personal interactions with artists
  • North Carolina Arts in Action
    To support a Saturday program called LEAP (Learning Excellence and Perseverance) for students in underserved schools in Wake County
  • North Carolina Chamber Music Institute
    To support chamber music education for students aged 7-19 by studying instrumental masterworks for small ensembles with professional musicians
  • North Carolina Theatre
    To support a year-round conservatory for youth ages 15-18 and extensive outreach programs partnering with agencies and schools throughout Wake County
  • North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre
    To support year-round theatre classes and summer camps for youth ages K-12th grade
  • Performance Edge
    To support the Performance Edge Education and Performance Program
  • Philharmonic Association
    To support three full orchestras, two string orchestras, four jazz ensembles, and three chamber ensembles for school aged youth in Wake County
  • Raleigh Boychoir
    To support vocal music education programming and performance opportunities for boys ages 6-18
  • Raleigh Little Theatre
    To support after-school youth classes, summer camps, and workshops; and a series of family shows appealing to all ages
  •  Wake Forest Community Youth Orchestra
    To support after-school string orchestra programs for Pre-K through 12th grade students in rural and underserved communities within Wake County


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