Grants Program




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​Community Arts Grants Program​​

​​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 all social, racial, ethnic and economic sectors of the city;

  • champion, promote and expand cultural diversity;

  • foster programmatic and organizational support for 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 Support I
​​General Operating Support I serves organizations with a budget of at least $2,500,000

​​​​​General Operating Support II​​General Operating Support II serves organizations with a budget between $250,000 and $2,499,999

​​General Operating Support III​
General Operating Support III serves organizations with a budget between $25,000 and $249,999
​Rental Support Program Grants
Rental Support Program Grants 
support the primary users of Orpheum Theatre, Symphony Hall, or Herberger Theatre stages.​
​Arts and Culture Learning Partnerships Arts and Culture Learning Partnerships grants support partnerships by arts organizations that promote lifelong learning in the arts. Projects can serve youth, adults, seniors or intergenerational groups.​ 
Festivals category is matching grant support of projects involving one or more art forms, genre's within an art form, or multi-disciplinary​ art forms that are the cultural or traditional expressions of diverse populations.​

Organizations that do not have 501c3 status are eligible to apply in the Arts Learning and Festivals grant categories using a Fiscal Agent. (Fiscal agent must meet eligibility requirements. An organization serving as fiscal agent does not sacrifice its own eligibility for grant support).​ More details available in the category home page.