The Phoenix City Council approved using $2.6 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Funding to help artists, along with nonprofit arts and culture organizations, hurting financially because of the global health emergency. The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture will administer grant programs in support of arts and culture organizations and individual artists across the city of Phoenix. Full grant guidelines and eligibility will be published at www.phoenix.gov/arts/grants-program on Monday, June 1, 2020. In the meantime, we can offer the following details:
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture proposes to provide one-time emergency relief grants up to $50,000 to arts and cultural nonprofits. Organizations that completed a FY21 community arts grant application and are recommended for support would be immediately eligible to apply for emergency relief funding and receive a simple, supplemental application to complete. Nonprofit arts and cultural organizations that did not apply for a FY21 community arts grant can be considered for emergency relief funding on a case-by-case basis.
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture will open an emergency relief grant for individual artists. This support would be for working artists, teaching artists, and artist-based contract workers who have experienced cancelled events and residencies or terminated contracts as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Grants would be up to $1,500 and events, residencies, or contracts for which an individual is claiming lost income must have been scheduled to take place March 1, 2020, or later.
Visit https://www.phoenix.gov/arts/grants-program on Monday, June 1, 2020, for more information, or contact Sarah Leon Moreno, community investments and engagement director at email@example.com.