A group of young musicians are seated reading music and playing violins during a performance

Funding for Nonprofit Arts Programs Available through the 2023-2024 Arts Commission’s Grant Program

Is your organization:

  • a nonprofit?
  • headquartered in Raleigh?
  • with 501(c)3 tax-exempt status?
  • a creator of a quality arts program that is relevant to and supported by the Raleigh community? 

If you answered yes to all of the above questions, then you may be eligible to apply for an Arts Grant through the City of Raleigh.

The City of Raleigh Arts Commission's Grant Program is the official vehicle for municipal support to the City's arts organizations. A major example of the City Council's dedication to the cultural development of Raleigh, the program is supported currently by a $5 per capita allocation, which resulted in grant awards totaling $1,901,544 for 2022-2023.

To learn more about the Arts Grant program and the 2023-2024 application process, attend one of the New Applicant Grant Workshops this November.

The New Applicant Workshop introduces prospective applicants to the grant program and provides in-depth information about eligibility requirements, the application process, and what happens once a grant has been awarded.

Raleigh nonprofits who are currently not receiving Arts Grant funding but plan to apply for 2023-2024 funding are required to attend one of these two sessions (either virtual or in-person).

Event Details

Session #1 (Virtual)

  • Date: Wednesday, November 16 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Location: This workshop will be held virtually on Zoom, a free video-conferencing software.
  • Cost: Free

Session #2 (In-Person)

  • Date: Saturday, November 19 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Location: Walnut Creek Wetland Park, 950 Peterson St, Raleigh, NC 27610
  • Cost: Free

Register for a New Applicant Grant Workshop

Other Funding Opportunities

If your organization is not eligible for City of Raleigh Arts Commission funding, you may be eligible for funding through another City grant program:

  • Neighborhood Art Funds: Funding of up to $1,000 is available to individuals, groups, or organizations for art projects that enhance neighborhoods. 
  • Community Enhancement Grants: Annual grants to nonprofit organizations for activities that must benefit low-income individuals, households, and/or neighborhoods. 
  • Human Service Agency Funding: Annual grants to nonprofits, headquartered in Raleigh, that provide direct services to low-income Raleigh residents identifying with one of the targeted groups: elderly, youth, individuals with a disability, individuals who use substances, and are homeless.



S.A. Corrin
Arts Grant Director

Walnut Creek Wetland Park