Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture's

Community Arts Grants Program

Next Grant Application Deadline : March 2018​​​​​​​

 

 

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​​The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture's Grants Program supports organizations that have as their primary purpose and function, the creation, performance, and exhibition of arts or cultural programs. 

The Grants Program goals are to:

  • ​expand the availability of arts and cultural activities throughout the city of Phoenix;

  • champion, promote, and expand cultural diversity;

  • foster support for organizations and artists representing all cultural traditions.

​​Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Past grant awards are no assurance of future awards. Applicants - part​icularly first-time applicants--are strongly encouraged to contact Office of Arts and Culture Grants staff to discuss/review your organization's project proposal prior to the application deadline. 


The Office of Arts and Culture offers the following categories of grant support:​


General Operating Grants

​​Who can apply:
  • organizations with a budget of at least $2,500,000
  • organizations with a budget between $250,000 and $2,499,999
​​General Operating Support III​
Who can apply:
  • organizations with a budget between $25,000 and $249,999​​
​Rental Support Program 
Who can apply:
  • primary users (at least 15 performances) of Orpheum Theatre, Symphony Hall, or Herberger Theatre stages.​

Project Grants

Neighborhood Arts Grant
Who can apply:
  • A least one Neighborhood Organization Partner and one Arts Partner
Who can apply:
  • Arts and Culture Organization with or without nonprofit status, based in the City of Phoenix
  • Those not applying for a General Operating Grant I or II​
Who can apply:
  • Arts and Culture Organization with or without nonprofit status
  • Those not applying for a General Operating Grant I or II​​​
  • Operating Grant I or II​
Youth Arts and Culture Engagement 
Who can apply:
  • Youth-Led (under 19 yrs old) arts and culture groups, councils, or clubs
  • Based in the City of Phoenix