Arts Grants

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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.

Eligibility

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.


Application Process

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.


Categories

PROGRAM SUPPORT 1

Eligible Organizations: Nonprofit organizations headquartered in Raleigh with 501(c)3 tax-exempt status.

Grants: $1,000-$15,000

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 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

Grants: $1,000-$35,000

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.


OPERATING SUPPORT

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

Grants: $10,000-$175,000

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.


Workshops

Raleigh nonprofits interested in applying for arts grants must attend the necessary grant workshops.

The 2020-2021 workshops have concluded.


Raleigh Arts Partners

Contact

 

Sarah Corrin
Arts Grant Director
sarah.corrin@raleighnc.gov
919-996-4686

Lead Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Service Categories:
Raleigh Arts

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