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Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture

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 COVID-19 Resources for the Arts and Culture Sector

​The City of Phoenix is closely monitoring the developments and potential impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Office of Arts and Culture has compiled a number of resources to support the arts and culture sector in these challenging times and we will continue to update this list as we get new information.

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 Upcoming Meetings

Arts and Culture Commission Grants Committee - Friday, May 29, 2020 at 1 p.m.

Latino Cultural Center Ad Hoc Committee - Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 2 p.m.

Per the most recent guidelines from the federal government that no more than 10 people should be gathered in a room at the same time, this meeting shall be convened virtually.

A call-in number for the public to listen to a meeting will be published on the official agenda on the city’s public meeting notices page. That agenda will be posted no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Residents can submit a speaker card on any item on the upcoming agenda two hours prior to the start of the meeting by emailing arts.culture@phoenix.gov or calling 602-262-4637.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Crisis Engagement Webinar

Crisis Engagement: 12 Tasks to Sustain Donors in Turbulent Times​

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 10AM

Presented by Social Prosperity Partners, in partnership with City of Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and Arizona Citizens for the Arts, this short webinar for leaders of nonprofit organizations offers substantive & actionable recommendations designed to help organizations sustain the support of their donors, members, volunteers, and other stakeholders.​​

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​Latino Cultural Center

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 Arts and Culture Coronavirus Relief Program

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:

Organizational Support
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.

Artist Support
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 sarah.leon@phoenix.gov.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Youth Artists' Showcase

​The Youth Artists' Showcase is a celebration of art created by young people in Phoenix who are under the age of 20. Sponsored by the POAC Youth Arts and Culture Council, this event is a space for young people to promote their creative projects and share their perspectives.​ Due to COVID-19, the Youth Artists' Showcase is being held virtually. Follow the showcase online and support these amazing young artists!

 

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Arts + Culture Grants

The application period for Fiscal Year 2021 Office of Arts and Culture Organizational Grants is now  open! Applications deadline has been extended to April 1, 2020.

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 ‭(Hidden)‬ Emergency Relief Fund for Artists and Arts Professionals

As part of broader crisis response strategies, Arizona arts funders and service organizations have set up a collaborative fund to provide emergency relief grants of $500-$1,500 to Arizona artists and arts professionals. The fund has been initially seeded with $130,000 from the Arizona Community Foundation and another $25,000 from other partners, with the submission process managed by the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Fund partners include Artlink Inc., the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, and the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture.

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 ‭(Hidden)‬ Meet the City Poet Laureate

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The Phoenix Poet Laureate is a Mayoral appointee whose purpose is to champion the art of poetry, inspire an emerging generation​ of literary artists and educate residents about poets and authors who have influenced our state through creative literary expression.

More about the Poet Laureate


What's Hot in Phoenix?

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Phoenix Urban Guide (PUG) is a new destination map that connects Phoenix residents and visitors to arts and cultural destinations, dining, retail and more.  PUG was developed by Artlink Inc. through a ReinventPHX grant in partnership with the City of Phoenix Community & Economic Development Department, the City of Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture, Valley Metro, Downtown Phoenix Inc., and the Phoenix Convention Center.

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Phoenix Office of Arts + Culture
200 W. Washington St., 10th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: 602-262-4637
Fax: 602-262-6914
Email:  arts.culture@phoenix.gov

 

 

Phoenix Approves $2.6M in Federal Funds for Arts Reliefhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/arts-and-culture/1226Arts and Culture5/12/2020 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1226/Newsroom_Arts_040.jpgPhoenix Approves $2.6M in Federal Funds for Arts Relief<div class="ExternalClass4BED9084B1B843A791FBF3AA0B1072CD"><html> <div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The Phoenix City Council has 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. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Nationwide, the nonprofit arts sector has already experienced nearly $5 billion in losses with over 300,000 full-time jobs lost. Today’s vote to allocate $2.6 million will include one-time emergency relief grants up to $50,000 to local arts and cultural groups who lost revenues because of the COVID-19 pandemic from events, programs and performances being canceled.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The funding will also provide local artists with grants up to $1,500 whose income was lost due to performances, shows, contracts and sales being canceled or terminated since March 1. In the Phoenix area, it is predicted that arts and culture organizations will lose between $10,000 and $1 million. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“This vote represents one of the largest municipal investments in the arts sector nationwide – and it is a smart investment” said Mayor Kate Gallego. “The Phoenix arts and culture sector generates over $400 million annually. When the arts are supported, our quality of life improves and our local economy benefits.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“Phoenix artists, along with arts and culture organizations, are a vital part of our local economy and contribute to our well-being and a vibrant community,” said Councilwoman Debra Stark, chair of the Land Use and Livability Subcommittee. “Our artists and arts and culture organizations may have a long road ahead of them to get back on their feet, but we are hopeful the funding my Council colleagues and I approved will be helpful toward their recovery.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“As a strong advocate for the arts, I am thrilled that today, we approved $2.6 million to help our local art community during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Councilwoman Laura Pastor. “I also want to thank the Mayor and my colleagues for supporting my motion to add $600,000 in additional funding to further help local artists.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The money being given to the Arts and Culture Coronavirus Relief Program will be managed by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture. “We are grateful to the Mayor and City Council for including the arts in their efforts to provide relief from the coronavirus pandemic,” said Mitch Menchaca, director for the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture. “Preserving the arts in Phoenix is essential to keeping everyone connected to the creativity and healing that art provides, not only to its makers but to the people who experience that art as well. This funding will ensure our local artists will be able to continue their great work.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Details on how to apply for the money are being finalized and will soon be available on the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture’s web page: <a href="/arts" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/arts</a>.​</span> </div> </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/artsNewsarts-and-culture
Arizona Artists and Arts Professionals to Receive $171,830 in Emergency Relief https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/arts-and-culture/1184Arts and Culture4/30/2020 12:22:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1184/Newsroom_Arts_042920.jpgArizona Artists and Arts Professionals to Receive $171,830 in Emergency Relief <div class="ExternalClass9CAC0AA5891C44748C289D0D3A10D72E"><html> <p>​Today, a group of Arizona arts funders and service organizations announced they will provide $171,830 in emergency relief grants of up to $750 to 235 artists and arts professionals across the state. </p> <p>One effort in a slate of crisis response strategies launched last month, the Emergency Relief Fund for Arizona Artists and Arts Professionals was established as a collaborative fund to support artists and creatives experiencing cancelled events and terminated contracts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. </p> <p>The fund was initially seeded with $130,000 from the Arizona Community Foundation and another $35,000 from partners including Artlink Inc., the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, and the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture. The application process was managed by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona.</p> <p>Open to residents of Arizona whose primary source of income is in artistic production, teaching artist residencies, cultural events, or contract work with nonprofit arts organizations, the online application opened on Saturday, April 4, 2020, and closed later that same day due to the high volume of submissions.</p> <p>The 235 relief grants announced today represent 45% of the initial applicant pool. First-round recipients hail from cities and towns across Arizona, with 25% from rural/remote communities and 75% from urban metros. 46% of recipients identify as individuals of color. Recipients range in age from 18 to 75+, and collectively they specialize in dozens of creative disciplines. </p> <p>After being considered in accordance with the stated commitments for the fund, applications were entered into a process for randomized selection. Value and need are accepted as fundamental conditions for this program; applications are not ranked according to subjective merit or persuasiveness.</p> <p>Partners on the Emergency Relief Fund for Arizona Artists and Arts Professionals are still actively fundraising to support applicants who were not awarded relief grants in the first round. Individuals and organizations are invited to join in the effort and contribute to the fund at <a href="https://azarts.gov/grant/emergency-relief-fund" target="_blank">https://azarts.gov/grant/emergency-relief-fund​</a>. ​<br><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/artsNewsarts-and-culture

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