Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Announces Nearly $1 Million in Grants to 60 Phoenix Arts and Culture Organizations

(2018-19 Grantees, from L to R: CALA Alliance, Arizona School for the Arts Film Club, and Phoenix Women’s Chorus)

The Phoenix Office of Arts + Culture is pleased to announce the recipients of the Community Arts Support Grants Program for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. This month Arts + Culture will award a total of $915,346 in the form of 72 grants to 60 not-for-profit arts and culture organizations serving Phoenix residents through arts and culture activities. This is in increase from last year – 63 grants awarded to 54 organizations in 2017-2018.

Grant categories are A+CCESS I, A+CCESS II, A+CTION, Rental Support, Youth Arts Engagement, and Collaborative Communities grants.

Approved by the City Council on July 5, 2018, the funding allocation also includes over $8,000 in dedicated grants for youth-led, youth-centered programming recommended by the city’s teen-led Youth Arts and Culture Council (YACC). An additional $11,700 will be allocated after the fall grant cycle recommendations are determined by the YACC.

Through a commitment to reach more of the community, allocations included grant funding for eight newly funded organizations: Arizona Artists’ Guild, Arizona Broadway Theatre, Arizona School for the Arts Violin Ensemble, Arizona School for the Arts Film Club, CALA Alliance, Harmony Project, Phoenix Women’s Chorus, and the Teen Artists Guild at Phoenix Center for the Arts.

“Arts and culture experiences enhance the community and help distinguish Phoenix as a great place to live and do business,” said Mayor Thelda Williams. “We are happy to support outstanding organizations and cultural events by increasing the budget to the Community Arts Support Grants Program this year. By investing in the arts and culture, we are investing in the people of Phoenix.”


A+CCESS I (Arts + Culture Community Engagement Services Support)

General operating grants for not-for-profit arts or cultural organizations with a budget of at least $2,500,000.

Arizona Opera: $15,874
Arizona Science Center: $37,546
Arizona Theatre Company: $18,402
Ballet Arizona: $27,828
Children’s Museum of Phoenix: $20,883
Desert Botanical Garden: $45,402
Heard Museum: $37,119
Musical Instrument Museum: $41,024
Phoenix Art Museum: $30,903
Phoenix Symphony Association: $26,478
Phoenix Theatre: $35,475

A+CCESS II (Arts + Culture Community Engagement Services Support)

General operating grants for not-for-profit arts or culture organizations with a budget between $250,000 and $2,499,999.

Arizona Jewish Historical Society: $9,050
Black Theatre Troupe, Inc.: $12,083
Free Arts of Arizona: $17,365
Great Arizona Puppet Theater: $12,572
Jazz in Arizona, Inc.: $13,292
Phoenix Boys Choir Association: $7,909
Phoenix Center for the Arts: $12,419
Phoenix Chamber Music Society: $8,034
Phoenix Children’s Chorus: $11,000
Phoenix Chorale: $10,057
Phoenix Conservatory of Music: $13,576
Phoenix Film Foundation: $9,138
Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children: $14,116
Rosson House/Heritage Square Foundation: $9,060
Valley Youth Theatre: $15,214
Xico: $12,462

A+CTION (Arts + Culture Targeted Infrastructure and Organizational Needs)

Capacity building for not-for-profit arts or culture organizations with a budget between $25,000 and $249,999.

Alwun House Foundation: $7,000
Artlink, Inc.: $7,000
CALA Alliance: $7,000
Cultural Coalition: $7,000
Grand Canyon Performing Arts, Inc.: $7,000
iTheatre Collaborative: $7,000
MusicaNova Orchestra: $7,000
North Valley Symphony Orchestra: $7,000
Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix: $7,000
Phoenix Women’s Chorus: $7,000
Rising Youth Theatre: $7,000
Scorpius Dance Theatre: $7,000
Young Arts Arizona: $7,000

Collaborative Communities

Project grants for festivals or other community collaborations. Applicants can apply with a fiscal agent if they do not have non-profit status.

Artlink, Inc., Art Detour: $3,150
Cultural Coalition, Dia de Los Muertos: $3,000
Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix, Legacy Concert: $3,150
Rising Youth Theatre, Genesis Arts Residency: $3,000
Young Arts Arizona, Art of Healing: $2,800
Arab American Festival, 2019 Festival: $2,274
Arizona Artists Guild, Veterans Ceramics Program: $2,879
Arizona Humanities Council, Ghostly Stories Festival: $2,613
Convergence Ballet Company, P.L.I.E.S. Program: $3,500
India Association of Phoenix, 2019 Festival: $2,274
Indo American Cultural Connect, 2019 Festival: $2,975
Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, Haru in the Garden: $2,450
Kids In Focus, 2019 Photography Project: $3,150
Movement Source Inc., Dance Stories: $1,900
Phoenix Blues Society, Blues 4 Vets: $3,150
Playback Theatre of Arizona, Visibility and Voice IV: $3,500
Red Rocks Music Festival, 2019 Festival: $3,150
Release the Fear, Bridging Possibilities Workshop: $3,150
School of Hip Hop PHX, Jazz Hip Hop and STEM Summer Camp: $3,000

Youth Arts and Culture Engagement

Designed to support youth-led (under 19 years old) and youth-centered arts and culture groups, councils, or clubs based in the city of Phoenix.

Arizona School for the Arts Film Club: $2,000
Arizona School for the Arts Viola Ensemble: $1,300
Harmony Project Phoenix: $3,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts Youth Arts Festival: $2,000

Rental Support

Designed to support primary users (at least 15 performances) of Orpheum Theatre, Symphony Hall, or Herberger Theatre stages.

Arizona Broadway Theatre: $14,530
Arizona Opera: $13,670
Arizona Theatre Company: $35,487
Ballet Arizona: $39,240
Center Dance Ensemble: $5,550
Childsplay Inc.: $28,757
iTheatre Collaborative: $2,543
Phoenix Symphony Association: $74,325
Valley Youth Theatre: $10,898

To learn more about the Phoenix Office of Arts + Culture Community Arts Support Grants Program, please visit: https://www.phoenix.gov/arts/grants-program

About Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture

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. The Public Art Program was established in 1986 to improve the design of the city’s buildings, spaces and infrastructure. The Office is advised by the Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission. For more information on the Office of Arts and Culture, visit phoenix.gov/arts or call 602-262-4637. Follow the Office on Facebook: www.facebook.com/phxartsculture, Instagram @phxartsculture and Twitter @phxarts_culture.


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