City of Mesa Department of Arts and Culture
05/03/19 5:00 PM
In-kind grants valued at up to $5,000 to Mesa, Arizona nonprofit organizations for community arts projects. Applicants must contact staff to discuss prices and availability prior to submitting an application. Grants are intended to encourage organizations to host arts activities, workshops, events, and festivals at a local arts center in the downtown area.
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: 1) To provide support to professional and semi-professional organizations who use or wish to use the MAC venues; 2) to bring new cultural offerings to the Mesa and East Valley communities; and 3) to encourage new organizations to experience presenting or producing an event at the MAC, in order to form new partnerships and relationships among and across cultural organizations in the region.
Through the Mesa Arts Center License Fee Reduction Program, the City of Mesa Department of Arts and Culture Creative Economy Fund will support reduced rental rates at the Mesa Arts Center for non-profit organizations presenting an arts project or a series of activities or events. 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. The amount requested can cover base license fees only (cost for facility use).
Projects may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- A concert or series of concerts
- A theater, dance or spoken word production
- A collaborative or interactive community art project
- A festival
- A workshop or class(es) in the visual or performing arts
- A multidisciplinary project
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 July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To apply online:
Creative Economy Fund
Office of the Director
Mesa Arts Center
PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211-1466
Sarah Goedicke at Mesa Arts Center
3rd Floor Studios South Building
1 E. Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85201
For Mesa Arts Center calendar availability and cost estimates, contact:
Jaime Kenney, Event Services Supervisor
For questions, contact Sarah Goedicke at 480-644-6607 or at the above email address.
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