​​​​​​Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Grants Program

The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture believes that investing in arts and culture builds community and enhances the quality of life for residents. The Office of Arts and Culture provides a variety of funding opportunities that enables artists, arts and culture organizations, schools, and neighborhood groups to carry out high quality public arts programming for all residents.

 Grant Program Updates

FY21 Community Arts Grants  

Community Investments and Engagement and Project Support Grants were recommended for funding by the Arts and Culture Commission, but won’t be approved by City Council until August. This is due to the uncertainty nature of the FY21 general fund budget. Award notifications will be sent out in late August after any budget adjustments are made to the Office of Arts and Culture's budget. Please review this grants/budget correspondence that was sent out before review panels commenced. https://conta.cc/2XQ2vuz  

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 administered a program that offered three components including:

  • grants to individual artists support working artists, teaching artists, and other artist-based contract workers that have experienced canceled events and residencies or terminated contracts because of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • one-time emergency relief grants to arts and cultural nonprofits that lost earned and contributed revenue because of Coronavirus; and
  • funds for technical assistance to the field to conduct workshops, webinars, and resources that would help nonprofit arts and culture organizations and individual artists navigate their financial futures moving forward into the new normal.

 Grantees in Action



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 Grants Program Contacts

Sarah León Moreno, Grants and Community Engagement Director, 602-262-6164, sarah.leon@phoenix.gov

Anel E. Arriola, Grants and Community Engagement Manager, 602-534-5084, anel.arriola@phoenix.gov

 Event Endorsement Program

​The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture provides program endorsement to expand support of arts and cultural services beyond limited funding capacity of the Community Arts Grants Program. The endorsement enables responsiveness to opportunities that present outside of the Grants Program timetable. It also Supports grassroots, emerging and diverse arts opportunities that do not meet Grants Program eligibility requirements and category limitations.

Learn More or Apply

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Community Arts Grants Virtual Review Panels

The annual Community Arts Grants Program invests in nonprofit arts and culture orgnizaitons to strengthen the community's access to cultural programming.

​​Review Panels
(select review panel to view agenda)
​Date and Time
Project Grants: ​Cultural Festivals
​May 19, 2020  | 9:00 am – 1​2:30 pm
Project Grants:Youth Arts Engagement 
​May 20, 2020 | 9:00 am  - 1:00 pm
Project Grants: ​Artist Exposure
​May 21, 2020 | 9:00 am - 11:30 am
​May 26, 2020 | 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
​​May 27, 2020 | 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
​May 28, 2020 | 9:00am - 2:00 pm

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Community Arts Grants Program

​The annual Community Arts Grants Program invests in nonprofit arts and culture orgnizaitons to strengthen the community's access to cultural programming. 

Community Investments and Engagement Grants (CIEG)​​​ ​​

Strengthen the community with core operating support to arts and cultural organizations of all sizes that have a primary mission to create, produce, or provide arts and cultural programming to enhance the quality of lives for Phoenix residents.*

Project Support Grants

Encourage the community to participate in a variety of arts and cultural programming in Phoenix by supporting projects, including culturally based and ethnic-specific festivals, arts learning and youth engagement activities, and supporting and celebrating individual artists.​​

Applications open: February 14, 2020

Deadline to apply: April 1, 2020​, at 11:59 p.m. 

*The Rental Support Program is now housed under the CIEG program. If you are eligible to receive Phoenix Stages support, you'll apply to the CIEG application of your organization's budget size. Contact sarah.leon@phoenix.gov if you have any questions. ​

Instructions to register as a City of Phoenix Vendor. Here's a video ​on the registration process. 

 Closed Grant Opportunities

​Community Arts Grants Program

Community Investments and Engagement GrantsProject Support Grants


NEA Funded Grants Program

Neighborhood Arts Grants


Coronavirus Relief Funding

Organizational SupportArtist Support

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Organizational Support

The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture will provide one-time emergency relief grants up 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 application period closed on Friday, June 5, 2020.

​View the Guidelines

Project Grants

Who can apply:
  • Arts or cultural organizations with or without non-profit status, based in the City of Phoenix
  • Those not applying for an A+CCESS I or II​​ grant​
Youth Arts Engagement 
Who can apply:
  • Youth-Led (under 19 yrs old) arts and culture groups, councils, or clubs
  • Based in the City of Phoenix
Artist Exposure
 ​Who can apply:
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Based in the City of Phoenix
Neighbo​rhood Arts
​​Who can apply:
  • A least one Neighborhood Organization Partner and one Arts Partner

Community Investment and Engagement Grants (CIEG)


​​Who can apply:
  • Non-profit arts or cultural organizations 
  • Operating budget of at least $2,500,000
Who can apply:
  • Non-profit arts or cultural organizations 
  • Operating budget between $250,000 and $2,499,999
Who can apply:
  • Non-profit arts or cultural organizations 
  • Operating budget between $25,000 and $249,999​​