Arizona Commission on the Arts
03/12/20 11:59 PM
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:
GrantWatch ID#: 179342
- 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
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.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online through Submittable:
Submittable Technical Support:
Phone: (855) 467-8264, ext. 2
Brad DeBiase, Programs and Grants Coordinator
Phone: (602) 771-6534
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