Feb. 14, 2013
Applications now are available to Phoenix-based non-profit arts and cultural organizations that wish to apply for funding through the city of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture 2013-14 Community Arts Grants Program.
The categories include support for general operations, education projects and festival activities, and the grant funding period is from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
The General Operating Support (GOS) grants help promote organizational stability, stimulate growth and professional development, and increase the organization’s accessibility to the general public. The GOS I category assists in the general operations of organizations with total annual budgets of at least $2,500,000, while the GOS II category assists in the general operations of organizations with total annual budgets of at least $250,000.
The GOS III category assists in the general operations of organizations with total annual budgets of at least $25,000. The application deadline for the three GOS category grants is March 25.
The Festival Project grants support Phoenix-based festivals open to the general public that highlight a single art form, multi-disciplinary arts or celebrations of a specific ethnic culture.
The Arts Education grants for organizations support projects or programs that promote learning in the arts. The city is particularly interested in funding projects designed to integrate Arts into STEM programs (STEM to STEAM) and projects that link to the Arizona Arts Standards curricula. Partnerships or collaborations between arts or cultural organizations, schools, school districts, after-school programs or community-based social service organizations are strongly encouraged. Arts education programs can serve youth, seniors or special populations identified by programs or service agencies. The application deadline for the Festival Project and Arts Education grants is April 15.
All grants are dollar-for-dollar matching grants, requiring grantees to raise funds from corporations, foundations and/or individuals in the city of Phoenix. A total of 32 Phoenix nonprofit arts and cultural organizations received $525,346 in grant funding for the 2012-13 fiscal year.
Visit phoenix.gov/arts/artgrants or call 602-495-0188 for more detailed descriptions of each category and eligibility requirements. Follow us on Twitter @phxartsculture.