Neighborhood Arts Grant​


$1,000 - $3,500
*Not a Matching Funds Grant


At least one of each:

NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNER: A neighborhood association, block watch, coalition, organization or similar dedicated to serving the needs of a particular neighborhood within the City of Phoenix. 

ARTS PARTNER: An arts and culture organization with or without nonprofit status, and/or an individual artist, based in the City of Phoenix


March 2019

2018 Application Link

Final Report Form                     
You need to download and use this Project Budget Sheet when applying

Example of IRS Determination Letter can be found HERE


Sarah León Moreno
Grants and Arts Learning Manager

Goals of the Neighborhood Arts Grant

Generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts for a second year, this specialized grant will make funds available for collaborative, arts based projects with children and teens in Phoenix neighborhoods. By centering the young people of Phoenix, this grant hopes to increase intergenerational neighborhood engagement, and give voice to Phoenix’s young leaders. Proposals for temporary or permanent projects in all disciplines will be encouraged. 

Projects can be one day events to weeklong festivals on neighborhood streets, literary gatherings, concerts on front porches, oral history storytelling at a neighborhood center, activation of vacant lots or pocket park, workshops and more. Projects must serve young people under 18 years old, but may also serve adults, seniors, veterans, intergenerational groups, and others who benefit from arts experiences.

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At the time of submission, the application must: 
  • Propose a project which provides an artistic or cultural experience in collaboration with Phoenix children and youth in direct benefit to a Phoenix neighborhood association
  • Propose and complete a project that will be open to the public
  • Have arts and community partners whose base operations are in the City of Phoenix
  • Have all partners be in good standing concerning all contract agreements with the City of Phoenix
  • Have at least one partner that is registered as a non-profit organization with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code OR Apply with a Fiscal Agent that has tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Fiscal agent must also be based in the city of Phoenix. 
The proposed project must begin no earlier than July 1, 2019 and end no later than June 30, 2020

Not Eligible to Apply: Presenting Organizations; Schools; Community-Based Organizations (unless solely focused on serving a particular neighborhood); Local Arts Agencies; Rental Facilities; Colleges and Universities; city departments (and their support organizations); Arts Service Organizations.

​Although not eligible to apply for direct funding, the above organizations may be able to participate as a project partner with an eligible applicant organization. 

Matching Your Grant

Any requested amount does not need to be matched dollar for dollar.   If you seeking additional funds for your project, please contact our office for a list of resources. 


Funds may be used for marketing, project supplies, artists or project coordinator fees, or honoraria for community partners directly involved in the project.

Funds may not be used for fiscal sponsor administration costs, staff salaries or hourly wage, research studies, capital expenditures, reduction of organizational/personal debts, lobbying/political expenses, re-granting, scholarship programs, memberships or dues, programs, projects and/or events not accessible to the general public, or to people with disabilities.

The city of Phoenix cannot legally fund applications from organizations incorporated for religious purposes or organizations affiliated with religious organizations.