September 18, 2019
IN FLUX Deadline is This Friday
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture’s Public Art Program is requesting qualifications from artists for four performance-based commissions. Commissions will be awarded to individual or teams of artists, musicians, dancers, etc. Times and locations will be determined in the design process. The works may hold the potential to be portable and presented in highly visible and accessible public areas including community centers, parks, and libraries throughout the City of Phoenix. Deadline to apply is Friday, September 20, 2019.

Neighborhood Arts Grant Deadline Extended
Generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts for a third year, the Phoenix Neighborhood Arts Grant will make funds available for collaborative arts-and-culture-based projects in Phoenix neighborhoods. This grant showcases the creativity and culture in Phoenix neighborhoods.

For the 2020 application, all awarded projects must activate a Phoenix park with an arts and culture experience. Grant awards are between $1,000 and $7,500 (no required match). Application deadline is now Monday, October 7, 2019.

Join us for our final Neighborhood Arts Orientation Workshop
Tuesday, September 24, from 5:30-6:30 pm
Burton Barr Central Library in the Lecture Room
(1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004)
Latino Cultural Center Ad Hoc Committee Reconvenes this Month
The Latino Cultural Center Ad Hoc Committee welcomes five new members, including District 5 Councilwoman Betty Guardado as the new co-chair, joining District 7 Councilman Michael Nowakowski.

Mayor Kate Gallego expanded the committee to add the following members: Dan Carroll, Realty One Group; Deanna Salazar, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona; Elizabeth Toledo, Arizona Latino Arts and Culture/Galeria 147; Donna Valdes, XICO Arte y Cultura; and Leticia de la Vara, The New Teacher Project.

The Ad Hoc Committee will meet on Monday, September 23 at 1:00 pm at Phoenix City Hall, 12th Floor Central Conference Room, 200 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85003.

Learn more about the Latino Cultural Center at
Earlier this month, a City of Phoenix delegation traveled to Dallas, TX to tour and meet with the staff of the Dallas Latino Cultural Center.
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Individual Artist Grant Opportunity
Research & Development (R&D) Grants provide funding support to Arizona artists as they work to advance their artistic practice, expand their creative horizons, and deepen the impact of their work. Artists working or living in Arizona may apply. Whether you’re just getting started or you have already experienced many career successes, the R&D Grant is available to help you take your artistic practice to the next level, including:

  • Exploration of new techniques
  • Experimentation with new materials or technologies
  • Creation of new work
  • Development of new strategies for engaging your community of practice

Deadline to apply is October 25, 2019.
Save the Date
Phoenix Community Alliance (PCA) invites you to attend the Creative City Symposium on Thursday, November 7, from 3:00-6:30 pm at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix.
Join PCA committee leaders and members and engage in a multi-faceted, cross-sector conversation about how we can Activate, Advocate, and Build the creative city we want. Special appearance by City of Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. Hosted by PCA's Arts, Culture, and Public Life Committee.