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Community Arts Grant Program

Grants to Scottsdale Area, Arizona Arts and Cultural
Nonprofits for Projects and Operating Support

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Foundation / Corporation

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City of Scottsdale - Scottsdale Arts

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

05/22/19 11:59 PM Local Time


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Grants of up to $1,000 and grants of up to $10,000 to Scottsdale area, Arizona nonprofit arts and cultural organizations for general operating support and for programs and activities that enrich the local arts community. Funding is intended for projects that primarily serve the residents of Scottsdale. The Community Arts Grant Program provides funding to Scottsdale-based arts and cultural organizations as well as to Valley arts organizations to foster community engagement, professionalism, and long-term growth in Scottsdale’s arts community.

Funding is available for:
- Micro-Project grants
- Project grants, and
- General Operating Support grants

The scoring of applications is based on impact, quality, capability, and budget/financial status. For additional information about scoring criteria, 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 Grant: Up to $10,000

Term of Contract:

Grant funds are to be expended for activities occurring between July 1 and June 30. Multi-year commitments will not be considered.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

For Micro-Project grants and Project grants:
- Applicant organization must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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.;
- Applicant organization must have a three-year history of programming prior to the application deadline.

For General Operating Support grants:
- 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 their 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-proposal Conference:

Please join an Applicant Orientation on Wednesday, April 10, from 8:30–10:00 a.m. to go over
application requirements and the new online application process with Award Alley (optional).

Scottsdale Arts, Annex Conference Room
7380 E. Second St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for 2019–2020 Community Arts Grant applications is 11:59 p.m. local time on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Official notification of grant status (approved or declined) will be sent out by mid-July.

- Application Opens: Monday, April 8, @ 10:00 a.m.
- Applicant Orientation*: Wednesday, April 10, @ 8:30–10:00 a.m
- Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 22, @ 11:59 p.m
- Panelist Orientation*: Friday, May 24, @ 9:00–10:30 a.m
- Applications to Panelists: Friday, May 24, @ 5:00 p.m.
- Panelist Comments due: Wednesday, June 12, @ 9:00 a.m.
- Panel Review*: Friday, June 14, @ 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
- Funding Distribution: Mid-July

*Meeting located in the Annex Conference Room of Scottsdale Arts’ administrative offices

All Community Arts Grants applicants will be required to submit their organization’s fiscal information through DataArts.

For more information about Data Arts, to register as a new user, or to submit your organization’s most current data, please visit:

Contact Information:

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

Apply online (after April 1)

Cassandra Buruato, Grants Administrator
(480) 874-4610

Scottsdale Arts
7380 East Second Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona: Scottsdale Area