City of Raleigh Arts Commission Offers Arts Grant Workshop on Nov. 2 & 7

News posted Oct. 19, 2017 - 3:35 pm

The City of Raleigh Arts Commission will hold informational workshops about its Arts Grant program on Thursday, Nov. 2 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the City’s Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson Street. Non-profit organizations interested in applying for a 2018-2019 Arts Grant from the City are required to attend the workshop.

The Arts Grants will support arts programming for the City’s fiscal year that runs July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. At the workshop, City staff will cover eligibility and funding requirements and will provide information on how to complete the application process.
The City’s Arts Grant Program is the official vehicle for municipal support to Raleigh arts organizations. The program has been in operation since 1989, distributing more than $28 million to qualifying organizations.

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

Subject to eligibility requirements, any nonprofit, tax-exempt organization with corporate headquarters located within the limits of the City of Raleigh may apply for an Arts Grant. To determine grant eligibility, organizations should download and review the grant guidelines and application forms posted at Prior to submitting a grant application, all organizations must notify the Office of Raleigh Arts of intent to apply and must attend one of the November Arts Grant workshops.

The Office of Raleigh Arts supports and promotes the arts in Raleigh by administering the programs of the City of Raleigh Arts Commission and the City’s Public Art and Design Board and supporting the Pullen and Sertoma Arts Centers. The Office of Raleigh Arts is a part of the City of Raleigh’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department.

For more information about the Arts Grant Program, contact Arts Grant Director Sarah Corrin in the Office of Raleigh Arts at 919-996-4686 or


  • Walnut Creek Wetland Center
  • 905 Peterson Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27610

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