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Rental Support Program

Grants to Phoenix, Arizona Arts and Cultural
Nonprofits to Rent Performance Venues

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Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture (POAC)

Deadline Date:

03/23/18 5:00 PM Delivery or Postmarked by Date


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Grants to Phoenix, Arizona nonprofit performing arts organizations to cover the cost of renting designated venues within the city. This program supports major cultural organizations that contribute to the revitalization of the city’s downtown area through arts presentations taking place in city-owned performing arts facilities.

The program provides grants to the major users of the indoor, city-owned facilities under the Phoenix Stages Program (i.e. Symphony Hall, Orpheum Theatre and the Herberger Theater).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179550

Estimated Size of Grant:

Rental Support Program applicants do not make specific funding requests. Once an applicant is deemed eligible for grant support, funding is calculated based on seating capacities and number of performances scheduled for the upcoming performance season.

Term of Contract:

Funded activities must occur between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for funding, an applicant organization:
-Must demonstrate financial and/or organizational need for rent support
-Must be a nonprofit (501c3) performing arts organization
-Must utilize a Phoenix Stages facility for a minimum of 15 performances per city fiscal year
-Must have a demonstrated track record of producing performing arts events in Phoenix
-Must provide community outreach services within the City of Phoenix

Pre-Application Information:

The final deadline for submission is March 23, 2018. Applications must be postmarked by this date or hand-delivered to the POAC office by 5:00 PM.

Contact Information:

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

Dwight Walth​, Director of Cultural Facility and Grant Services

Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
200 West Washington, Tenth Floor
Phoenix, Arizona 85003-1161

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona: City of Phoenix