Neighborhood Arts Grant​


$2,500 - $5,000
*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 ​30, 2017


Link to paper application
If you decided to apply, please contact staff to send you a fillable microsoft word application


Ashley Hare
Arts Learning Program Director

Neighborhood Arts flyerGoals of the Neighborhood Arts Grant

Generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, this specialized grant will make funds available for arts based projects within the 15 urban villages that make up the City of Phoenix. This grant encourages partnerships between artists, arts and cultural organizations, businesses, and neighborhood community groups, bringing them together to make proposals for temporary or permanent projects. All arts disciplines are encouraged to apply.  

If you are interested in creating an arts project in a neighborhood, but need support in finding partners, or have general questions, please do not hesitate to call Ashley Hare, 602.262.6164, or email

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At the time of submission, the application must: 
  • Propose a project which provides an artistic experience for the direct benefit of a Phoenix neighborhood and its residents
  • 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 arts 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, 2017 and end no later than June 30, 2018

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.