June 3, 2020
Our Commitment
The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture believes in fair treatment, access, and opportunity for all individuals. Our equity strategy aims to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of marginalized groups from the Office of Arts and Culture programs and to strengthen equity, diversity, and inclusion in the arts and culture sector for all Phoenix residents.
Arts and Culture Coronavirus Relief Grants
The Phoenix City Council approved using $2.6 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Funding to help artists, along with nonprofit arts and culture organizations, hurting financially because of the global health emergency. The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture will administer grant programs in support of arts and culture organizations and individual artists across the city of Phoenix.

Artist Support
This grant program will help support working artists, teaching artists, and other artist-based contract workers that have experienced canceled events and residencies or terminated contracts because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic crisis. Grants are up to $1,500 and events, residencies, or contracts for which an individual is claiming lost income must have been scheduled between March 1-June 30, 2020. The guidelines are now available, and the application will open for 24 hours on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. View the Guidelines.

Este programa de subvenciones apoyará a artistas que trabajan, artistas docentes, y otros trabajadores cuyos contratos están basados en las artes a quienes les cancelaron eventos, residencias o les rescindieron contratos debido a la crisis pandémica mundial por el coronavirus (COVID-19). Las subvenciones son de hasta $1,500 y los eventos, residencias, o contratos por los cuales una persona declara ingresos perdidos deben haber estado previstos para llevarse a cabo entre el 1ero de marzo y el 30 de junio de 2020. Los requisitos de elegibilidad ya están disponibles, y la solicitud se abrirá por 24 horas el miércoles, 10 de junio, 2020.​​ Ver las instrucciones.

Organizational Support
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture will provide one-time emergency relief grants up to arts and cultural nonprofits. Organizations that completed a FY21 community arts grant application and are recommended for support would be immediately eligible to apply for emergency relief funding and receive a simple, supplemental application to complete by Friday, June 5, 2020. Nonprofit arts and cultural organizations that did not apply for a FY21 community arts grant can be considered for emergency relief funding on a case-by-case basis. View the Guidelines.
NEA Grants for Arts Projects
Grants for Arts Projects is the National Endowment for the Arts’ principal grants program. Through project-based funding, we support public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. Projects may be large or small, existing or new, and may take place in any part of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. 

Cost share/matching grants generally will range from $10,000 to $100,000. No grants will be made below $10,000. Grants of $100,000 or more will be made only in rare instances, and only for projects that we determine demonstrate exceptional national or regional significance and impact. In the past few years, well over half of the agency's grants have been for amounts less than $25,000. The deadline to apply is Thursday, July 9, 2020.
Pitch Night Arizona
ArtPrize is teaming up with ArtWins Arizona to host Pitch Night Arizona — a one-night virtual event where an artist will leave with a $5,000 grant to create an ambitious outdoor installation at the Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Eberhard Center during the eleventh ArtPrize event this fall, September 16 - October 4, 2020. ArtPrize is the world’s largest international art competition. It is also one the most attended public art event in the world, routinely attracting over 500,000 visitors. $250,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to participating artists, including one $200,000 grand prize.

Artists are invited to submit proposals and submissions may be for art in any medium. For the virtual event, five artists will be selected to give a pre-recorded five-minute presentation to a panel of five expert judges. The panel of judges will view all the presentations, then ask follow-up questions of the artists. The panel will select the winner, awarding the winning artist a $5,000 grant to realize their proposal at GVSU’s Eberhard Center during ArtPrize 2020. The entire Pitch Night finals event will be broadcast live online, with details to follow. The deadline to apply is June 18, 2020.