USA: Arizona: Mesa and East Valley communities
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Grants of up to $5,000 to Arizona nonprofit organizations for community arts projects that benefit residents in eligible locations. Interested applicants must contact program 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 Creative Economy Fund in-kind grant program is being continued. The intent of this program is:
Applicants may submit proposals requesting a 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. Projects may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Applicants that received an award for the 2021‐2022 fiscal year and are applying for the 2022‐2023 fiscal year must include, as part of the project for which support is requested, a community engagement, education or audience development activity or initiative, and are strongly encouraged to expand on previous efforts of these kinds. Examples of activities that fulfill this requirement include workshops, audience talk-backs, lecture-demonstrations, school or community-based performances or outreach activities, discount ticket offers, ticket giveaways to low-income or underserved audiences, and special promotions that reach new audiences, although this is by no means an exhaustive list. Creativity in responding to this requirement is encouraged, and a thoughtful plan will increase the likelihood of receiving support.
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The proposed projects must take place between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023.
Apply online: https://www.mesaaz.gov/things-to-do/arts-culture/creative-economy-fund
Or email applications to Sarah.Goedicke@mesaartscenter.com
Or mail to:
Creative Economy Fund
Office of the Director
PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211-1466
Direct questions to Sarah Goedicke at the email address above or call
Mesa Arts Center
1 East Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85201