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Organizations to Benefit the Local Community

Community Arts Grant Program

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City of Scottsdale - Scottsdale Arts

Deadline Date:

07/08/22 11:59 PM Local Time


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Grants of up to $1,000 and grants of up to $10,000 to Arizona nonprofit arts and cultural organizations for activities that serve the community in eligible regions. Funding is intended for projects of varying sizes and general operating support to promote community engagement, professionalism, and long-term growth in Scottsdale’s arts community. Funding will be provided to Scottsdale-based arts and cultural organizations as well as to Valley arts organizations.

Funding is available for:

  • Micro-Project grants
  • Project grants, and
  • General Operating Support grants

For additional information about scoring criteria based on impact, quality, capability, and budget/financial status see

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 169224

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Micro-Project grant: up to $1,000
- Project grant: up to $10,000
- Operating support: up to $10,000

Term of Contract:

Grant funds are to be expended for activities occurring between September 1, 2022, and September 30, 2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility for Micro-Project grant and Project grant;
- Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts or cultural organization
- Awards will be considered for applications from Scottsdale-based and non-Scottsdale-based organizations that provide specific programs and activities for Scottsdale residents and visitors within Scottsdale.
- Applicants must have a three-year history of programming prior to the application deadline.

Eligibility for General Operating Support grant:
- Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts or cultural organization
- Applicants must have a primary place of business located physically within the boundaries of the City of Scottsdale
- Awards will be considered for organizations where 100% of the program is arts-related and clearly pursues strategic plan objectives that advance long-term institutional vitality and/or program quality.
- Applicants must have a three-year history of programming prior to the application deadline.

Scottsdale Arts will NOT consider requests for:
- Grants to individuals;
- Multi-year commitments;
- Building projects, construction, or renovation;
- Attendance at or travel to conferences, workshops, or seminars;
- Tickets, tables, or advertising for fundraising events;
- After-school programs run by school personnel.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for 2022–23 Community Arts Grant applications is 11:59 p.m. local time on Friday, July 8, 2022.

- Press Release: Wednesday, May 25 at 10 a.m
- Application Opens: Wednesday, June 1 at 10 a.m.
- Application Deadline: Friday, July 8 at 11:59 p.m.
- Applications to Panelists: Wednesday, July 13 at 5 p.m
- Panelist Comments due: Monday, August 22 at 5 p.m.
- Panel Review*: Friday, August 26 at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Funding Distribution: Early September

*Meeting held in person

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Direct questions to:
Cassandra Buruato, Grants Administrator

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona: Scottsdale and Valley

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