Community Spotlight Project Grants for Arts and Cultural Organizations (North Carolina)

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

Deadline: 05/01/2023

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.

Funding Information

  • 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

Evaluation Criteria

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.