Community Spotlight Project Grants for non-profit arts and cultural organizations support innovative, arts-related projects that feature or are led by historically underrepresented communities.
Donor Name: United Arts Council
State: North Carolina
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: up to $10,000
Grant Duration: 1 year
United Arts is dedicated to helping these arts and culture organizations create diverse and inclusive arts events, programs, and services for all Wake County residents.
- Maximum grant request: $10,000
- Minimum grant request: $1,000
- No matching requirement
Use of Funds
Grant funds can be used for the following expenses incurred July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024:
- Project-related fees and contracts
- Marketing and advertising expenses
- Expendable supplies and materials
- Space rental
- Up to 25% of grant funds may be used for administrative expenses including salaries that are directly related to the project
Eligibility Requirements for Applicants
To be eligible for funding, applicants must:
- be a non-profit organization with 501c3 state and federal tax-exempt status
- have had at least three years of programming
- have a history of working with historically marginalized, underfunded, or underrepresented communities
- have nondiscrimination, conflict of interest, and accessibility policies Collaborative projects are welcome. Organizations working together should identify a single organization that will serve as the grant applicant.
Priority will be given to projects that feature artists of color and artists with disabilities.
Community Spotlight Grants cannot be awarded to projects that have previously been included in Mission Support grant applications and awarded funding by United Arts.
Eligibility Requirements for Projects
To be eligible for funding, proposed projects must:
- be arts-related
- take place in Wake County
- take place between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024
- be compatible with the applicant’s mission
- feature a majority of artists from historically marginalized, underfunded, or underrepresented communities
Each application will be evaluated and scored according to the following criteria:
- Community Value
- Quality of Project
- Ability to Complete Project
For more information, visit Community Spotlight Project Grants.