Grants Process Timeline

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Before Grant Deadline: Schedule a review of draft application with Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture staff if you would like assistance with your proposal.


Current deadlines:

Neighborhood Arts


 

August 23, 2019: Application details posted on Office of Arts and Culture grants page and application goes live via SurveyMonkey

September 2019: Orientation Meetings held throughout Phoenix

September 30: Final deadline for application submission

​Ocotber 2019: Staff review of applications for eligibility; Individual review of panelists against evaluation criteria

November 5, 2019: Neighborhood Arts Grant Review Panel​ will meet to review and evaluate submitted applications. The panels is comprised of members of the community (neighborhood leaders, business leaders, educators, artists and arts administrators) each representing different points of view and various cultural orientations. The Grant Review Panel ranks the applications using established evaluation criteria.

Late November: Notification letters will be mailed to all applicant organizations.) 

Early December: Contract meetings held between City staff and grantees

January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2019: All projects must be completed within this timeframe


 


 


 

Past deadlines

Community Arts Grants Program (A+CCESS I and II, A+CTION, Collaborative Communities, and Youth Engagement Grant)

 

February 1, 2019: Grant Guidelines are made available on the POAC website

February 8, 2019: Applications open via Award Alley, the grant application online portal

February - March 2019: Orientation Meetings held throughout Phoenix for interested applicants

April 2, 2019 (extended from March 29): Final deadline for submission of all category grant applications (except Neighborhood Arts)

​April/May 2019: Grant Review Panels​ will meet to review and evaluate submitted applications. The panels are comprised of members of the Arts and Culture Commission and community members (business leaders, educators, artists and arts administrators) each representing different points of view and various cultural orientations. The Grant Review Panels rank the applications using established evaluation criteria.

June 18, 2019: Phoenix Arts and Culture commissioners will meet to review applications, review public input, and make funding recommendations.

June 26, 2019: A Subcommittee of the Phoenix City Council will meet to review and approve the Arts and Culture Commission's grant funding recommendations. (cancelled) 

July 3, 2019: The Phoenix City Council will meet to review and approve the grant funding recommendations and award grant funds.

Mid - Late July 2019: Notification letters will be mailed to all applicant organizations.

July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2019: General operating and project support award fiscal year (all projects awarded must be completed during this timeframe)