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Arts Grants

Office of Raleigh Arts

Last updated Aug. 18, 2014 - 10:33 am
Artsplosure (photo by David Blount)
Artsplosure (photo by David Blount)
 
PineCone presents Chatham County Line
PineCone presents Chatham County Line
 
Carolina Dance Foundation, The North Star
Carolina Dance Foundation, The North Star
 
Burning Coal Theatre Company, Much Ado about Nothing (photo by The Right Image Photography, Inc.)
Burning Coal Theatre Company, Much Ado about Nothing (photo by The Right Image Photography, Inc.)
 
Raleigh Little Theatre, Jungalbook (photo by David Watts)
Raleigh Little Theatre, Jungalbook (photo by David Watts)
 

The City of Raleigh Arts Grant Program is the official vehicle for municipal support to the City's arts organizations. The Commission's Arts Grants Program has been in operation since 1989, distributing over $26 million dollars to qualifying organizations. A major example of City Council's dedication to the cultural development of Raleigh, the program is supported currently by a $5.00 per capita allocation, which resulted in grant awards totaling $1,667,243 for 2014-2015.

Benefits

Thousands of people partake in the cultural offerings of Raleigh every year! The Raleigh Arts Grant Program enriches the lives of residents and visitors, providing support for a diverse range of opportunities including city arts festivals, live theatre, dance and music performances, visual arts exhibitions and youth arts programs.

The Raleigh Arts Grant Program has been critical to the development of many of Raleigh's cultural organizations, helping to bring stability to the city's arts community and providing leverage for groups to seek business, foundation and other agency matching grants. Arts and culture-related industries (collectively known as "creative industries") have provided direct economic benefits to Raleigh by creating jobs, attracting new investments, generating tax revenues and stimulating tourism and consumer purchases.

Eligibility

Subject to eligibility requirements, any nonprofit, tax-exempt organization whose corporate headquarters is located within the limits of the City of Raleigh may apply for a grant. To determine eligibility for these grants, please review the grant guidelines and note the application dates and deadlines.

Apply

The 2014-2015 grant application cycle has closed. Guidelines and other information for 2015-2016 grants will be posted by mid-October 2014.

All organizations interested in applying for funding must attend one of the annual grant workshops in late fall. 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 Coordinator of their intent to apply. Grant applications will be due in early to mid-January 2015.

The 2014-2015 Grant Guidelines and application forms posted below are for reference only until information about the 2015-2016 grant process is posted in the fall.

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