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Grants to Arizona Nonprofits, Agencies,
and IHEs for Arts and Cultural Events

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Arizona Commission on the Arts

Deadline Date:

03/12/20 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants of $2,000 and grants of $3,000 to Arizona nonprofit organizations, agencies, and institutions of higher education to support and promote arts-based events that benefit both tourists and residents of the state. Funding is intended to assist with the expenses and costs associated with festivals that connect artists and their works to Arizona communities. Grants may be requested in support of festivals of all sizes.

For the purposes of this grant program, a Festival is defined as an event that is a periodic—often annual—gathering or celebration that happens in a condensed period of time, featuring a varied and curated program of events, having an easily identifiable and unifying theme or specified focus. Festivals may be multidisciplinary in scope and often feature arts engagement opportunities.

Festival activities can include various performing, visual and literary arts, food, and traditional demonstrations, but also may be specific to an artistic discipline. The majority of the event content and programming must be experienced live and in person and must be dynamic in nature. For the purposes of this grant program, festival activities can include juried processes.

Eligible fees include:

  • Contracted Artistic Services & Artists Fees: Guest artist contractual fees including travel, lodging, and per diem expenses.
  • Production Expenses: Includes insurance, sound, lighting, and equipment rental and operation for the artistic project only.
  • Space Rental: Includes stage, space, or venue rental for the artistic project only.
  • Marketing/Promotion: Includes contracted graphic design services, the purchase of advertising space, and creation of digital and printed promotional materials for the entire event.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179342

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Level I (total Expense Budget of $4,000 – $19,999): Award amount is $2,000
- Level II (total Expense Budget of $20,000 or more): Award amount is $3,000

Term of Contract:

The funding period is July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

Festival activities must last a minimum of one six-hour day and may only span the duration of two consecutive weekends.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicant organizations producing such festivals:
- Are based in the State of Arizona
- Have a minimum of 1 year of arts related programming
- Are incorporated with the IRS as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization (or have a formal agreement with a nonprofit fiscal sponsor) OR are a unit of government (local or tribal).

For example, eligible organizations include local arts agencies, tribal cultural organizations, government departments or agencies, university/college departments, and other nonprofit arts, cultural and social service organizations.

For information about funding restrictions, see:
https://azarts.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Guidelines_FEST_FY2021_web.pdf#page=6

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by March 12, 2020, 11:59 PM.

Grant review panels convene in May 2020 and grantees are notified July 1.

Grant awards must be matched with cash (at least 1:1) by the organization; in-kind contributions may not be used as part of the match.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online through Submittable:
https://azarts.submittable.com/submit/150916/fest21-fiscal-year-2021-festival-grant-application

Submittable Technical Support:
Phone: (855) 467-8264, ext. 2
Email: support@submittable.com
Web: help.submittable.com

Brad DeBiase, Programs and Grants Coordinator
Phone: (602) 771-6534
Email: bdebiase@azarts.gov

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