The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture was a partner in the statewide Emergency Relief Fund for Arizona Artists and Arts Professionals, along with the Arizona Community Foundation, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Artlink Inc., and the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona. The fund provided grants to 235 artists across the state of Arizona.
The Office of Arts and Culture announces the Phoenix Arts and Culture Coronavirus Relief Program for Individual Artists. This grant program will help support working artists, teaching artists, and other artist-based contract workers who have experienced canceled events and residencies or terminated contracts because of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic crisis. This program will include the same goals, values, and commitments as the original statewide emergency relief fund.
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture has an equity strategy that aims to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented marginalized groups' full participation from the agency’s programs and to strengthen equity, diversity, and inclusion in the arts and culture sector for all Phoenix residents.
The program is committed to a just and equitable distribution of the Coronavirus Relief Funding. To that commitment, the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture will consider equity and geographic parity as part of our decision-making and will work to expand the reach of this relief opportunity to a broad, diverse community of artists.