October 1, 2021
October is National Arts and Humanities Month
Today marks the start of National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM)—a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. Visit American for the Arts to learn more and discover ways to get involved.

Each day in the month of October has a theme, and we encourage you to engage with this monthlong celebration by contributing via your personal social media platforms. Make sure to tag us on Instagram (@phxartsculture), and we'll reshare your stories as they relate to each day's theme!

The theme for October 1 is #poetry. On that note, we'd like to kick off the month by sharing a poem by local poet, Natalie Diaz, called “Hand-Me-Down Halloween.”
Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture is Hiring!
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture is hiring a project manager.

This dynamic individual will coordinate activities involved in the implementation and completion of community, arts learning, capacity building, and grantmaking projects and programs for creative individuals, artists, and professional staff, board members, and volunteers of arts and cultural organizations.

$60,091 - $91,354 annually. Candidates may be hired above the minimum depending upon qualifications. The City of Phoenix offers a comprehensive benefits package is offered which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA/HDHP plan; wellness incentive of up to $720 annually; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; 401(a) and 457 plans; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement program; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days and personal leave days.

The recruitment closes on October 14, 2021.
Arts Career Advancement Grants:
October 6 Deadline to Apply
The Phoenix​ City Council approved using federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to further help support working artists who have experienced financial hardship because of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic crisis. 

The Arts Career Advancement Grants program supports artists and arts workers who have experienced income and opportunity loss because of the global health crisis and are in the process of rebuilding their arts practice. Grants are up to $2,500 and no cash match is required. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Para información en español, visite www.phoenix.gov/arts/grants
Call to Artists:
Artists to Work Muralists
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Artlink Inc., has partnered with the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and Park Central, to issue a call for professional artists to create an outdoor mural. The mural will celebrate the spirit and identity of Phoenix’s Hispanic heritage.

This is the first in a series of murals to be created on private walls through the Office of Arts and Culture’s Artists to Work Program. It is supported with federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The Program will put artists to work with community partners citywide to activate a wide range of public and community spaces not usually considered cultural sites.

The deadline to submit is October 8, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
New Grant Cycle:
Wild Futures: Art, Culture, Impact
Creative Capitol announced its next grant cycle in 2023/24, "Wild Futures: Art, Culture, Impact," which seeks innovative, groundbreaking, risk-taking project proposals in the visual arts, performing arts, technology, literature, moving image/film, and sustainable, socially engaged projects in every form. Over a two-year period, the Creative Capital Awards will provide up to $5 million in grants to help realize 100 artists’ projects with awards of up to $50,000 with additional advisory services per project.

Attend an info session on October 8, 2021, to hear more from Creative Capitol staff about the upcoming Wild Futures grant cycle.
Groundwork: Healing within Community Arts Education
Join the National Guild for Community Organization for Groundwork: Healing within Community Arts Education, a virtual gathering for community arts practitioners to embody radical reinvention and imagination as we process the pandemic.

This unique gathering will center healing and wellness in the context of community arts education, as a pathway towards personal, interpersonal, and system change. We must get right with ourselves before we can work with each other to reimagine and create a more just future. To that end, Groundwork will begin with Healing for Self (Week 1), and then move into Healing for Collective (Week 2), and Healing for Movement Building (Week 3). 

Register by October 14, 2021. The gathering will take place virtually from October 18-November 5, 2021.