Community Grants & Opportunities

Arts Learning Collaboration Grant (Cycle C) – Arizona Commission on the Arts
Deadline: January 30, 2020 (11:59pm PST)
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants enhance the work of school-based arts teaching and learning programs through collaborative projects taking place in-school, after-school, or during summer/inter-session and in-services in one of the following three categories: Planning, Professional Development, and Student Learning. For more information and to apply, click here.

Lifelong Arts Engagement Grant (Cycle C) – Arizona Commission on the Arts
Deadline: January 30, 2020 (11:59pm PST)
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants support partnerships that foster meaningful arts learning experiences in community settings for learners of any age in one of the following three categories: Participant Engagement, Planning, and Professional Development. For more information and to apply, click here.

Opportunity Grant – Arizona Commission on the Arts
Deadline: February 14, 2020 (11:59pm)
Opportunity Grants provide funding support to Arizona artists, teaching artists, and arts administrators as they take advantage of specific, unique opportunities that have the potential to significantly impact their professional growth. These grants support and empower arts sector workers at critical stages in their creative lives as they work to advance their career and continue to innovate in their work. For more information to apply, click here.

American Roundtable – The Architectural League of New York
Deadline: February 18, 2020
The Architectural League, one of the country’s leading cultural organizations devoted to architecture and the designed world, is launching American Roundtable, a new initiative that will bring together on-the-ground perspectives on the condition of American communities and what they need to thrive going forward. The Architectural League will commission up to ten editorial teams to produce reports featuring diverse voices, expressed through diverse media, creating portraits and agendas for places they know well. The initiative focuses on small cities and towns and rural areas. Commissioned teams will be awarded $10,000 to support their work, which will be published digitally on archleague.org and in a series of print publications. For more information, go to https://archleague.org/competition/american-roundtable/

International Artist Residency, India 2020 – Farm Studio India
Deadline: February 20, 2020
Farm Studio in rural Rajasthan is an inspiring, unique place for creating artworks; the international artist residency sessions are approx. one month long, artists working in all genres attend. Highly recommended for dance artists interested in creating works in a rural context. Spaces available in

  1. Session:   10th October – 4th November 2020
  2. Session:   5th November – 30th November 2020
  3. Session:   1st December – 25th December 2020
  4. Session:   6th January – 31st January 2021
  5. Session:   1st February – 25th February 2021

For more information, go to https://farmingstudio.wordpress.com/art-residency/.

Community Investment Grant – Arizona Commission on the Arts
Deadline: February 21, 2020
Community Investment Grants (CIG) provide unrestricted general operating support to nonprofit arts organizations of all sizes, local arts agencies, and tribal cultural organizations whose primary mission is to produce, present, teach or serve the arts. For more information and to apply, go to https://azarts.gov/grant/community-investment/.

Plein Air Painting Event – Casa Grande Arts and Humanities Commission
Date of Event: February 22, 2020
The Casa Grande Arts and Humanities Commission is holding its Annual Plein Air Painting event on February 22, 2020. Registration is at 8:00 am at the Women’s Club, 407 N. Sacaton St., Casa Grande, Arizona 85122. Event information is posted on the City of Casa Grande website. Please contact the City Clerk’s office for any questions 520-421-8600. Go to https://casagrandeaz.gov/calendar/plein-air-competition-02-22-20/

Festival Grant – Arizona Commission on the Arts
Deadline: March 12, 2020
Festival Grants support organizations in their efforts to provide quality arts programming through festival activities and are awarded to assist with the costs of connecting artists (or their artistic work) with communities. Eligible applicant organizations producing such festivals:

  • are based in the State of Arizona
  • have a minimum of 1 year of arts related programming
  • are incorporated with the IRS as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization (or have a formal agreement with a nonprofit fiscal sponsor) OR are a unit of government (local or tribal)

For example, eligible organizations include local arts agencies, tribal cultural organizations, government departments or agencies, university/college departments, and other nonprofit arts, cultural and social service organizations. For more information and to apply, go to https://azarts.gov/grant/festival/.

Innovator-in-Residence Program – Library of Congress
Deadline: March 15, 2020 (5pm PST)
One of the missions of Library of Congress’ Labs (Labs) at the Library of Congress (Library) is to enable transformational experiences between the Library’s digital collections and the American people. Labs established an Innovator in Residence Program (IIR) in 2017 to invite creative people to develop research concepts or projects inspired by the Library’s collections that demonstrate possibilities of how the Library relates to and enriches the work, life and imagination of the American people. By encouraging the expertise of outside voices to contribute short-term, high-impact projects, the residency will serve the Library’s Digital Strategic Plan by supporting creativity in emerging styles of research.This opportunity will support the objectives of Labs, enabling transformational experiences between the Library’s collections and the American people. For more information and to apply, click here.

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