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