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Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture Funds 10 Neighborhood Art Projects Diverse communities to get National Endowment for the Arts fundingPhoenix Office of Arts & Culture Funds 10 Neighborhood Art Projects Diverse communities to get National Endowment for the Arts funding<div class="ExternalClass613205B478D141978591024961BBACBE"><p>The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture has awarded ten groups funds through the city’s Neighborhood Arts Grants program for 2018-2019. Using funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Office of Arts and Culture will support ten projects for a total of $30,000. Projects will be implemented through June 30, 2019.<br><br>“Thanks to the continued support of the National Endowment for the Arts, we are able to offer a second year of grant funding to neighborhood arts projects that emerge from the vision and talents of the people who live and work in communities across Phoenix,” said Gail Browne, Executive Director for the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture.  <br><br>Neighborhood Arts Grants encourage partnerships between artists, arts and culture organizations, neighborhood community groups and businesses, bringing them together to propose temporary or permanent art projects that address community needs.<br><br>The following projects received individual awards between $1990 and $3,500:<br></p><div><ul><li>Garfield Saturday Arts Experience with Alwun House in the Garfield Neighborhood<br></li><li>Tupan Bie Bulgarian Folklore Festival with Santos Sofia Bulgarian Community<br></li><li>Oak Street Alley Mural Festival with Coronado Neighborhood<br></li><li>Coronado Dance Project for young children with Love to Dance<br></li><li>Honest Expressions Urban Arts Festival with Cyphers Center for Urban Arts<br></li><li>Jazz and Yoga 2019 with the Nash and Phoenix Downtown Neighborhood Alliance<br></li><li>Sunday in the Park family event with Phoenix Center for the Arts and Roosevelt Action Assoc. at Margaret T. Hance Park<br></li><li>Roosevelt Row Academy Arts and Culture Series at 3rd Street and Roosevelt Public Art Installation<br></li><li>Pharmacy Drive Through Mural at Sunnyslope Historical Society and Museum<br></li><li>Jazz Improv Day Camp and Concert with Young Sounds Arizona at Phoenix Musicians Union Building<br></li></ul></div><div><br></div><div>The National Endowment of the Arts announced in May 2018 that it has awarded a third year of funding to the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture for the Neighborhood Arts Grants program.  In partnership with the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department and Neighborhood Services Department, the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture will provide grants for neighborhood-initiated projects to take place in a diverse selection of Phoenix's 182 neighborhood parks. A series of orientations and grant workshops will provide technical assistance for residents, artists, and arts organizations interested in submitting grant applications. </div><div><br></div><div>Information about the 2019-20 Neighborhood Arts Grants program will be available in early 2019 on the Office of Arts and Culture’s website:  <a href="/arts/grants-program">https://www.phoenix.gov/arts/grants-program</a>.<br></div><div><br><strong>About Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture </strong><br></div><div><span style="font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12px;">The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, established by the Phoenix City Council in 1985, works to foster a sense of cultural identity, celebrate diversity and ensure an outstanding quality of community life. For more information on the Office of Arts and Culture, visit <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1383729/4958081/1100/6/" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/arts</a> or call 602-262-4637.  Follow the Office on Facebook:<a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1383729/4958081/21853/9/" target="_blank">facebook.com/phxofficeofartsandculture</a> and Twitter <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1383729/4958081/20594/10/" target="_blank">@phxarts_culture</a></span><span style="font-size:12px;">.</span><br></span></div><p><br></p></div>8/17/2018 12:15:00 AMMatthew Heil602-534-0108