Grants Process Timetable

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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.


January 2019: Grant Guidelines and Applications are made available on the website

February 2019: Orientation Meetings held for interested applicants

March 2019: Final deadline for submission of all category grant applications.

​April/May 2019: The Grant Review Panel​ will meet to review and evaluate the applications. The panel is 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 Panel ranks the applications using established evaluation criteria.

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

Late May 2019: A Subcommittee of the Phoenix City Council will meet to review and approve the Arts and Culture Commission's grant funding recommendations.  

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

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