Project Support Grants' Goals:
- Support arts and cultural projects across the City of Phoenix, especially artistic collaborations with full representation from all persons at the intersection of any age, race, culture, class, religion, sex, national origin, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
- Fund projects which support the artistic and cultural work of young people or projects which introduce youth to arts and culture in the City of Phoenix.
- Invest in projects that support and celebrate individual artists making an impact in the community.
Cultural Festival Grants (up to $3,500)
Supports guest artist fees/expenses, production fees, and marketing expenses for ethnically-cultural specific festival projects.
Youth Arts Engagement Grants (up to $2,500)
Supports guest artist fees/expenses, production fees, and marketing expenses to support the artistic and cultural work of young people or projects which introduce youth to arts and culture.
Artist Exposure Grants (up to $1,500)
Supports Phoenix-based guest artist fees for arts and culture projects, including but not limited to residencies, workshops, lectures, performances, curation, commissioning of new work, exhibitions, readings, and non-cultural festivals.
To be eligible for the PG program, organizations must meet all the following criteria:
- Propose a project that takes place within the City of Phoenix.
- Be based in the City of Phoenix and have a City of Phoenix address OR be based in Maricopa County, producing a cultural festival that will be in Phoenix, and serve mainly Phoenix residents.
- Exist as a 501(c)3 organization or apply with a Fiscal Agent that has tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Propose project must begin no earlier than July 1, 2020 and end no later than June 30, 2021.
- Schools or youth groups may apply for Youth Arts Engagement Grants; community-based organizations may apply for Artist Exposure Grants. Arts and culture organizations may apply for any of the three.
- Applicants applying for a Youth Arts Engagement grant may apply for in-school time if the project is to bring a teaching artist into a classroom
- A CIEG applicant with a budget under $250,000 may also apply for one project grant.
- A non-CIEG applicant may apply for up to two project grants (proposed projects must be distinct and be different grant categories)
The PG program does not fund:
- Any division of local, state or federal government.
- Organizations outside of the City of Phoenix not producing a cultural festival.
- Applications submitted by for-profit organizations.
- Schools, including public, private and charter not applying for a Youth Arts Engagement Grant.
- Colleges and universities, other City of Phoenix departments, auxiliary/affiliate organizations, and organizations without a 501(c)3 and not utilizing a fiscal sponsor.
- Religious institutions or religious group-sponsored organizations not open to participation by non-congregants.
- Religious institutions or religious group-sponsored organizations whose primary purpose is the religious socialization of individuals or whose arts programming exists as parts of religious sermons or services.
- Debt reduction.
- Re-granting, unless permission is received.
- Grant administration, overhead or processing fees taken by an umbrella/parent organization as a percentage of the total award, except for fiscal sponsors.
- Lobbying expenses.
- Expenses related to the construction of facilities.
- Food and beverage for receptions and hospitality functions.
- Fundraising projects.
- Scholarships and awards.
Organizations supported through this grant category receive merit-based awards, which are determined by the ranking an organization receives in the panel review. Any requested amount must be matched dollar for dollar (can include up to 50% in-kind). NOTE: Matching funds do not need to be in hand at the time of application, but your grant application must provide specific information about how you will fundraise for the amount. If you are seeking additional funds for your project, please contact our office for a list of resources.
Organizations that do not have 501(c)3 status are eligible to apply 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. An MOU (for our in-office use only) must be signed by both partners and sent back to our office at the time of the grant deadline. For assistance finding a Fiscal Agent or questions about the MOU form, please contact Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture staff.
Any requested amount must be matched dollar for dollar (can include up to 50% in-kind).
NOTE: Matching funds do not need to be in hand at the time of application, but your grant application must provide specific information about how you will fundraise for the amount. If you are seeking additional funds for your project, please contact our office for a list of resources.