Prior to the pandemic, Arizona was home to a diverse arts ecosystem, including (but certainly not limited to) organizations small and large, working in myriad creative disciplines, delivering a wealth of benefits in communities across our state.
We believe the diversity of the arts ecosystem is a strength, the diversity of the arts ecosystem is essential to the wellbeing of communities and economies, and that arts workers, audiences, funders, and supporters have a vested interest in ensuring that a diverse arts ecosystem exists on the other side of the pandemic.
As a result, we aim to ensure support reaches every Arizona county, by investing relief in an expansive range of arts and culture organizations through the AZ Organizational Relief Grant (AZ ORG) program.
AZ ORG will provide operating support grants of $4,000-$11,000 to approximately 300 organizations. AZ ORG is a non-competitive program, meaning funding will be awarded provided applications are complete, meet eligibility requirements, and are in alignment with the program purpose.