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 $1,897,634 for 2020-2021.

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 of each category 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.

Timeline

Date Activity Description
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.

 


Grant Categories

PROGRAM SUPPORT 1

For nonprofit organizations headquartered in Raleigh with 501(c)3 tax-exempt status.

Read more information about guidelines and application documents for Program Support 1 Arts Grants.

PROGRAM SUPPORT 2

For nonprofit arts and cultural organizations headquartered in Raleigh who has successfully completed Program Support 1 grant projects for three of the past four years.

Read more information about guidelines and application documents for Program Support 2 Arts Grants.

OPERATING SUPPORT

For nonprofit arts organizations headquartered in Raleigh who has successfully completed Program Support 2 grant projects for three of the past four years.

Read more information about guidelines and application documents for Operating Support Arts Grants.
 


Workshops

Any Raleigh nonprofit interested in applying for a 2021-2022 Arts Grant must attend at least one or more of the virtual grant workshops to be scheduled from mid-October to November of this year.

The 2021-2022 Arts Grant workshop schedule will be posted by early October.


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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