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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

 Call to Artists

The Office of Arts and Culture is requesting qualifications from 3D artists to work with a project team to design an integrated public art streetscape concept along 32nd Street. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2021.

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 Arts Career Advancement Grants

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The Office of Arts and Culture announces the Arts Career Advancement Grants program. This grant program will help support artists and arts workers (arts professionals, working artists, teaching artists, and artist-based contract workers) who have experienced income and opportunity loss because of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic crisis and are in the process of rebuilding their arts practice. The application will be open from August 25, 2021 through October 6, 2021​.​

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88 Arts & Culture Organizations Receive $2.6M ARPA Fundinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/arts-and-culture/2063Arts and Culture9/15/2021 8:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2063/Newsroom_ARPA_Theatre.jpg 88 Arts & Culture Organizations Receive $2.6M ARPA Funding<div class="ExternalClass25D69ADBDA8144C9AF0A2E84A6753BB5"><html>​​The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture announced emergency relief grants to 88 nonprofit arts and culture organizations as part of the city's American Rescue Plan Act funding. The Phoenix City Council approved using federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds on June 8, 2021, for the Office of Arts and Culture to support nonprofit arts and culture organizations and artists still hurting financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will also fund a mix of workforce and economic development initiatives and community programs.<br> <br>As part of the ARPA funding, $2.65 million has been allocated to the Nonprofit Arts and Culture Stabilization Grants program. These funds will provide one-time emergency recovery grants to Phoenix's arts and culture organizations of all sizes. Funding can be used to manage their operations, personnel, and programming as they welcome back audiences, guests, and patrons to their services to demonstrate intent, commitment, and strategies to sustain well beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.<br><br>"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to support the arts and culture sector in such a meaningful way during the pandemic," said Mitch Menchaca, executive director of the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture. "These funds will impact not just the organizations receiving grants, by the artists and workforce they employ, as well as our residents to ensure they have access to cultural services throughout the entire city."<br><br>The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture has an equity strategy that aims to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented marginalized groups' full participation from the agency's programs and strengthen equity, diversity, and inclusion in the arts and culture sector for all Phoenix residents. The 88 funded organizations represent all artistic disciplines, budget sizes, and City Council districts.<br><br><a href="/artssite/Documents/ArtsCultureNonprofitStabilizationGrantsRecipients2021.pdf" target="_blank">Full List of Organizational Grantees</a> (PDF)<br><br>The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture also announced another ARPA grant program, the Arts Career Advancement Grants. This funding will help support artists and arts workers who have experienced income and opportunity lost because of COVID-19 and are in the process of rebuilding their arts practice. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Learn more at <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/arts/grants" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/arts/grants</a>.<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/artsNewsarts-and-culture
Phoenix Arts and Culture Recovery Programhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/arts-and-culture/1966Arts and Culture6/24/2021 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1966/ARPA 2021 Newsroom Header.PNGPhoenix Arts and Culture Recovery Program<div class="ExternalClassFA838C9599D04F91A12DF89878CB46EB"><html> <p>The local arts community is receiving some much-needed support from the Phoenix City Council, which approved $5 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) federal funding for the Phoenix Arts and Culture Recovery Program. The program will support nonprofit arts and culture organizations and artists still hurting financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will also fund a mix of workforce and economic development initiatives and community programs.<br></p> <p>Grants to arts and culture nonprofits will help these organizations recover lost revenues due to the pandemic to reopen stronger to offer cultural services to residents. Prior to the global health crisis, Phoenix arts and culture nonprofits generated nearly 13,000 full-time jobs and delivered $45 million in local and state government revenues. Relief support for individual artists and arts workers will help these micro-businesses and entrepreneurs recover income from lost gigs, commissions and employment to retain their creativity and help their careers flourish in Phoenix.</p> <p>“Businesses are still hurting from the effects of the COVID recession, including our arts community that has been at a standstill," said Mayor Kate Gallego. “Investing in this industry's recovery will bolster our economy and reinvigorate the vibrant culture, activities, and experiences that make Phoenix unique."</p> <p>ARPA funds also will go to other initiatives, including an artist to work program to contract artists to develop projects, installations and performances that will activate a wide range of public spaces, including parks, trails, community centers and neighborhood areas not usually defined or programmed as cultural spaces.  Funding also will be used to help college undergraduates or recent grads obtain full-time internships with arts and culture organizations to receive meaningful on-the-job training and experience working in the cultural sector. Finally, ARPA money will be used for the Office of Arts and Culture to continue its work with trainings, workshops, professional development opportunities and providing resources for financial sustainability, business practices and reopening strategies for local artists and organizations.  </p> <p>“I want to thank Mayor Gallego and City Council for their support of the arts and culture sector," said Mitch Menchaca, director of the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture. “Arts and culture create a high quality of life, which is beneficial in attracting and retaining businesses and their workers, creating experiences for visitors to Phoenix and making residents want to live here with their families."</p> <p>Details on the Phoenix Arts and Culture Recovery Program will be available online at phoenix.gov/arts in July 2021.​<br></p><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/artsNewsarts-and-culture
Phoenix Seeks Artists to Create 3-D Gateway Monuments in Eastlake Park Neighborhood https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/arts-and-culture/1953Arts and Culture6/16/2021 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1953/Photos - Eastlake Park Bldg and Memorial - 749 x 421.jpgPhoenix Seeks Artists to Create 3-D Gateway Monuments in Eastlake Park Neighborhood <div class="ExternalClass74B40C40B4B54C0995C316A0E6AC54BD"><html> <p>​PHOENIX— The city of Phoenix is seeking an artist or artist team specializing in three-dimensional works to design two sculptural monuments to celebrate the unique spirit and diversity of the Eastlake Park community's rich history and continuing evolution as a thriving downtown Phoenix neighborhood. The gateway monuments will be located on the southwest corner of 16th and Washington streets and on the southwest corner of 16th and Jefferson streets in the Eastlake Park neighborhood.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <p> <strong>Arizona artists are strongly encouraged to apply</strong>. This RFQ process is open to professional artists with a background in three-dimensional artwork in durable media who have collaborative design and project experience. <strong>There is an Information Session on June 17</strong> to provide prospective applicants more information about this Request for Qualifications (RFQ). <strong>Final RFQ submissions are due on July 9</strong>.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <p>The selected artist(s) will work closely with the community and the city to create designs for the street sculptures that capture the unique spirit of the community. In addition to a design review by the community, the designs will be reviewed by the Phoenix Housing Department and the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <p>For additional details on the application process along with the project budget and scope of work, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.phoenix.gov/arts">phoenix.gov/arts</a>.​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/artsNewsarts-and-culture

 ‭(Hidden)‬ We Need Your Help

The city of Phoenix seeks the community’s input for the final timeline panel of the Civil Rights Memorial in Eastlake Park for the years between 2000 to 2020. Recommendations of people and events, local or national, need to be shared by June 30, 2021. 

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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.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ 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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 ‭(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.

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 ‭(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)‬ Upcoming Meetings

Arts and Culture Commission: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 4:00 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 publ​ic 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 one​ hour prior to the start of the meeting by emailing arts.culture@phoenix.gov or calling 602-262-4637.​​

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Now Hiring: Senior Public Art Project Manager

The Senior Public Art Project Manager will coordinate and direct activities and personnel involved in the implementation and completion of Capital Improvement Program (CIP) arts projects, programs and contracts, including but not limited to, design, scheduling, construction, legal procedures, budget, maintenance, and construction compliance. Also, serve as program manager, staff supervisor, interdepartmental and Arts and Culture Commission liaison in the absence of the public art program director. Recruitment closes on Monday, August 2, 2021.

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 ‭(Hidden)‬ Current Grant Opportunities

Arts and Culture Coronavirus Relief Program for Artists and Arts Professionals

This grant program will help support arts professionals, working artists, teaching artists, and other artist-based contract workers who have experienced job loss, indefinitely postponed, canceled events and residencies, or terminated contracts because of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic crisis.

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Phoenix Arts Job Preservation Program

The City of Phoenix was awarded $250,000 in regranting CARES Act funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Office of Arts and Culture will make 10 to 15 awards of between $10,000 and $25,000 to Phoenix-based arts and culture nonprofit organizations, with budgets under $1 million to fill, rehire, or maintain a part-time or full-time position from being cut due to the Coronavirus crisis.

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 ‭(Hidden)‬ Online Workshops for Artists Archive

Did you miss any past workshops or couldn't attend the live presentation? You may view all past workshops on the Office of Arts and Culture's workshop archive!

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 ‭(Hidden)‬ Participate in the Regional Unity ArtWalk

The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture is honored to partner with the City of Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department and other valley cities to celebrate diversity and culture during the annual Regional Unity ArtWalk!

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 ‭(Hidden)‬ Phoenix Virtual Business Workshop

​On Wednesday, February 10, 2021, the City’s Equal Opportunity Department is hosting a free online workshop about the advantages of becoming a certified small business enterprise (SBE). The workshop runs from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and will offer a step-by-step overview of the SBE program and how artists and other businesses in Maricopa County can apply.

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Two popular workshop presenters are back by popular demand to share more business insights for artists and creatives in March 2021! Arts Attorney Sarah Conley Odenkirk and artist Bill Dambrova return to dive deeper into their repsective 2020 presentations.​

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The application and guidelines for the FY22 Community Arts Grants are now available. This year, general and project support grants are available. 

The General Support program strengthens the community’s access to arts and culture programming by providing nonprofit arts and culture organizations with core operating support.

The Project Support​ program assists with guest artist fees/expenses, production fees, and marketing expenses for in-person, socially-distanced, and/or virtual projects that engage Phoenix residents.

The deadline to apply was Thursday, April 1, 2021.​

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 ‭(Hidden)‬ Copyright for Creatives Workshop


Attorney Sarah Conley Odenkirk returns to dive deeper into copyright featured during our 2020 “Artists in the Know" series.

April 15, 2021 - 10:00-11:00 a.m.

This online workshop will give artists the opportunity to build on the previous round of workshops and tackle some more specific business and legal questions and scenarios..

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