City of Mesa Department of Arts and Culture
06/12/20 5:00 PM
Grants of up to $5,000 to Arizona nonprofit organizations for community arts projects taking place in a local arts center for the benefit of residents in eligible locations. Interested applicants must contact staff prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended to encourage organizations to host arts events, projects, and activities by offering reduced licensing rates at an arts center in the downtown area. Funded activities must serve the communities of Mesa and East Valley.
As part of a larger initiative to further activate the urban center of Mesa, to increase the growing number and variety of offerings at the Mesa Arts Center (MAC) in downtown Mesa, and to continue to build an environment of creativity and discovery in the downtown district, the City of Mesa Department of Arts and Culture Creative Economy Fund in-kind grant program is being continued for a tenth year. The intent of this program is:
The Fund will support reduced licensing rates at the Mesa Arts Center for non-profit organizations presenting an arts project, event, activity, workshop or a series of any of the above.
.Applicants may submit proposals requesting reduction of licensing fees for the use of Mesa Arts Center theaters, Studios or Shadow Walk, or Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum lecture hall or courtyard for the purpose of presenting quality arts programs for the Mesa community and region.
All applicants are encouraged to include audience engagement/audience development activities as part of their project.
Projects may include, but are not limited to, the following:
The amount requested can cover base license fees only (cost for facility use).
For Review Criteria, see https://www.mesaartscenter.com/download.php/get-involved/downloads/creative-economy-form#page=4.
GrantWatch ID#: 143865
Amounts requested for licensing reduction may not exceed the total amount being paid in facility licensing fees.
Funding awarded to any one organization will not exceed $5,000, and for most applicants is unlikely to exceed $2,500.
The proposed projects must take place between October 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021.
Important note: Due to the COVID‐19 pandemic, Mesa Arts Center is currently closed to the public and slated to reopen on October 1, 2020. Depending on conditions related to the pandemic, this reopening date is subject to change
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
The application may be downloaded and mailed/emailed, or submitted online:
1. To download, complete the Creative Economy Form found in Supporting Documents below and send to:
- By mail to:
Creative Economy Fund
Office of the Director
PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211-1466
- By email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. To apply online: https://www.mesaaz.gov/things-to-do/arts-culture/creative-economy-fund
For questions, or to set up a phone appointment to discuss the application and provide any needed guidance, contact:
Management Assistant to the Executive Director
Mesa Arts Center
To discuss calendar availability and cost estimates:
Event Services Coordinator,
Mesa Arts Center
1 East Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85201
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