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CFSA Endowment for the Arts Grant 2018-2019 - Rural Arts Organizations

Grants to Southern Arizona Arts Nonprofits in Rural
Communities to Develop Local Arts Programming

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA) - Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Southern Arizona nonprofit arts organizations in rural communities to develop arts programming for local communities. Eligible organizations must be located in a community south of the Gila River that has a population of up to 50,000 residents. Organizations must also serve low-income and/or minority participants.

The goal of the grant program is to assist arts groups develop into organizations that:

- Possess a mission/vision that promotes high quality artistic expression;
- Have an active and engaged Board of Directors; and
- Recruit volunteers and staff members that have a strong relationship with the community.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184995

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum amount that can be requested is $5,000.

Term of Contract:

The grant period is one year in duration, February 2019 – February 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Requirements:

- The applicant must be based in a rural community and be a 501(c)(3) in good standing. For the purposes of this grant program, rural is described as a community located in Arizona south of the Gila River, and has a population of 50,000 or less.
- The applicant’s annual budget cannot exceed $150,000 a year.
- Applicants must be an arts organization that has been providing arts programming for a minimum of three years prior to the submission of this application.
- The applicant must serve low-income and/or minority participants. CFSA gives priority to agencies that include representatives of these demographics in all aspects of the organization including production/presentation/exhibition, governance, management and administration, and financial support.
- The application has an audience development component as part of its annual goals. CFSA is interested in encouraging arts organizations to become more self-sufficient to the extent that they can, and growing audience is an important strategy.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadlines for FY 2018-2019:

- Application opens: November 26, 2018
- Applications due: January 16, 2019
- Notification letters sent: Week of February 11, 2019

All applications must be completed online.

Contact Information:

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

Online application portal:

For questions about the application process or content of the proposal, contact:

Natalia Gabrielsen
Program Coordinator with the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona

For technical assistance, contact:
(855) 467-8264

Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona
(520) 624-0595

Grant Coverage Areas:

Communities located south of the Gila River

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona: South of the Gila River