Endorsement Request

POAC Endorsement Request​

Submit at least 6 weeks prior to event:

Do Not Send an Endorsement Request If:

  • The event/activity has already received funding through a POAC grant category (such as Festivals or Arts Learning categories).
  • Your organization is a general operating support grantee with POAC.
  • The organization and the event/activity are eligible for funding through the regular Community Arts Grants Program.

​Endorsement Request Form


POAC Endorsement offers:

  • a Letter of Support signed by the Executive Director of the Office of Arts and Culture that the applicant can use to raise funds and secure sponsorships; and
  • use of the official City of Phoenix/Office of Arts and Culture Logo, through a limited License Agreement.



The purpose of the Endorsement Program is to:

  • expand support of arts and cultural services beyond limited funding capacity of the Community Arts Grants Program.
  • enable responsiveness to opportunities that present outside of the Grants Program timetable.
  • support grassroots, emerging and diverse arts opportunities that do not meet Grants Program eligibility requirements and category limitations.



To be eligible for consideration the applicant must be based in the City of Phoenix, the event/activity must be accessible to the general public, and the location of the event must be accessible in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.



Submit the application form by sending it to Dwight.walth@phoenix.gov at least six weeks prior to the event/activity



Consideration of the request will be based on the degree to which the event/activity and the applicant organization:

  • aligns with the goals and mission of the Office of Arts and Culture
  • provides an opportunity to engage new audiences or introduce new artistic/cultural services to Phoenix residents
  • represents a unique collaboration between creative sectors or industries

The request will be reviewed by the Grants Subcommittee of the Arts and Culture Commission, an advisory body to the Office of Arts and Culture appointed by the Mayor and City Council.



Within 14 days of the completion of the endorsed event/activity, the applicant must provide:

  • Documentation of logo placement (if applicable)
  • Total attendance at the event
  • Number of artists involved in the event/activity
  • Number of youth involved in the event/activity
  • Images or video documenting the event/activity