Eligibility Application Process Categories Workshops Raleigh Arts Partners
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 $1,856,176 for 2019-2020.
Subject to eligibility requirements, 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. To determine eligibility for these grants, please review the grant guidelines below and note the application dates and deadlines.
Based on recommendations by the Raleigh Arts Commission, the City of Raleigh awards Arts Grant funding annually to non-profit organizations headquartered in Raleigh. Raleigh nonprofits may request one Arts Grant per year.
Applications Process Timeline:
November to December | Required Grant Workshops
All organizations interested in applying for funding must attend at least one of the annual grant workshops scheduled for October and November. See the grant workshop section for complete information and workshop dates.
Nov. 11 to Dec. 19 | 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.
Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 | 2020-2021 Grant Application Deadline
To be considered for 2020-2021 funding, grant applications must be received by this date.
July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021 | Grant Funded Programming Occurs
2020-2021 Arts Grants will support arts programming that runs July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021.
PROGRAM SUPPORT 1
Eligible Organizations: Nonprofit organizations headquartered in Raleigh with 501(c)3 tax-exempt status.
Program Support 1 grants help support a wide variety of quality arts programming that take place throughout the City of Raleigh. Successful applicants show how their projects are relevant to and supported by the Raleigh community as well. Funding may cover up to 50 percent of program expenses. Program Support 1 is designed to support applicants new to the Arts Grant Program and non-arts and cultural organizations.
- Program Support 1 Grant Guidelines
- Program Support 1 Application Form
- Program Support 1 Board Information Form
- Program Support 1 Financial Forms
- Program Support 1 Participation Statistics
- Program Support 1 Universal Accessibility Checklist
PROGRAM SUPPORT 2
Eligible Organizations: Nonprofit arts and cultural organizations headquartered in Raleigh
New Applicants: Must have successfully completed Program Support 1 grant projects for three of the past four years
Program Support 2 grants help support a wide variety of quality arts programs and projects that take place primarily in the City of Raleigh. Program Support is available for arts programming produced by nonprofits that advance the applicant organization’s artistic development, upgrade services by the applicant, or develop new areas of interest. Funding may cover up to 50 percent of program expenses.
- Program Support 2 Grant Guidelines
- Program Support 2 Application Form
- Program Support 2 Board Information Form
- Program Support 2 Financial Forms
- Program Support 2 Participation Statistics
- Program Support 2 Universal Accessibility Checklist
Eligible Organizations: Nonprofit arts organizations headquartered in Raleigh
New Applicants: Must have successfully completed Program Support 2 grant projects for three of the past four years
Operating Support is available to established arts organizations and provides non-project assistance toward ongoing administrative costs for qualifying organizations. Eligible applicants are established, arts-committed organizations that provide a quality cultural product or service with wide-ranging impact on the City of Raleigh and that are responsible for their own programming.
- Operating Support Grant Guidelines
- Operating Support Application Form
- Operating Support Board Information Form
- Operating Support Financial Forms
- Operating Support Participation Statistics
- Operating Support Universal Accessibility Checklist
Raleigh nonprofits interested in applying for arts grants must attend the necessary grant workshops.