Apply for Funding Timeline Workshops Raleigh Arts Partners
Based on recommendations by the Raleigh Arts Commission, the City of Raleigh awards arts grant funding annually to nonprofit organizations headquartered in Raleigh. Raleigh nonprofits may request one Raleigh Arts Commission Grant per year.
These arts grants are 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 currently supported by a $5 per capita allocation, which resulted in grant awards totaling $2,001,766 for 2023-2024.
Apply for Funding
Subject to eligibility requirements per grant category, any nonprofit organization with 501(c)3 tax-exempt status and whose corporate headquarters are located within the limits of the City of Raleigh may apply for an arts grant.
For complete eligibility requirements, please use the links below to read the guidelines for each grant category.
How to Apply
Application requirements vary depending on the Raleigh Arts Commission Grant category. Use the links below to read the guidelines and apply.
- Program Support 1
For nonprofit organizations headquartered in Raleigh with 501(c)3 tax-exempt status.
- Program Support 2
For nonprofit arts and cultural organizations headquartered in Raleigh that have successfully completed Program Support 1 grant projects for three of the past four years.
- Operating Support
For nonprofit arts organizations headquartered in Raleigh that have successfully completed Program Support 2 grant projects for three of the past four years.
Required Grant Workshops
|All organizations interested in applying for funding must attend at least one of the annual grant workshops scheduled for November. See the grant workshop section for complete information and workshop dates.|
|November to December||Arts Grant Director Meetings||Organizations new to the Raleigh Arts Grant Program and those interested in applying for a different type of funding than they have in the past must notify the Arts Grant Director of their intent to apply and schedule a meeting with her to discuss their proposals.|
|Thursday, January 4, 2024||2024-2025 Grant Application Deadline||Grant applications must be received by the deadline to be considered for funding.|
July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025
|Grant Funded Programming Occurs||Grants will support arts programming from July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025|
Any Raleigh nonprofit interested in applying for a grant must attend at least one or more of the grant workshops.
2024-2025 Arts Grant Workshops
New Applicant Grant Workshops
Raleigh nonprofits not currently receiving Arts Grant funding are required to attend one of these two sessions (either in-person or virtual). This 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.
The New Applicant Grant workshops have ended.
Program Support 1 Grant Workshops
This workshop is required for all new Program Support 1 applicant organizations. The workshop will walk participants through completing the application forms and writing the grant narrative, as well as strategies for success. Be sure to read the grant guidelines and application forms ahead of time. Participants are encouraged to bring draft 2024-2025 applications and questions to this session. Choose one session below to attend – either in-person or virtual.
- Date: Tuesday, November 28, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Location: This workshop will be held virtually on Zoom.
Register for a Program Support 1 Grant Workshop
How to Write it Right - New Grant Writers Workshops
These workshops are required for all returning applicant organizations whose development staff/grant writers are writing the application for the first or second time. Each session will walk participants through completing the 2024-2025 application forms and writing the narrative, as well as strategies for success. Participants are encouraged to read the grant guidelines and application forms ahead of time and to bring draft 2024-2025 applications and questions to their workshop.
The How to Write it Right - New Grant Writers Workshops have ended.
Returning Arts Partner Grant Workshops
Designed for returning applicant organizations whose grant writers have written successful Arts Grant applications for at least the past two years, these required workshops focus on application changes and common mistakes made by prior year applicants. Currently funded organizations with development staff/grant writers for whom this will be only the first or second time writing a Raleigh Arts Commission grant application should register for the “How to Write It Right” grant workshop instead.
The Returning Arts Partner Grants Workshop for Operating Support has ended.
Program Support 1 & 2 Session:
- Date: Wednesday, November 29, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Location: Campbell Lodge, 3237 Spottswood Street, Raleigh, NC 27615
Register for Returning Arts Partner Grant Workshops
Raleigh Arts Partners
Raleigh Arts Partners are the organizations that receive funding from the Raleigh Arts Commission Grants. For 2023-2024, 38 nonprofit organizations are receiving city arts funding.
Learn more about the Raleigh Arts Partners