Community Grants & Opportunities

Office Hours: Social Media Consultation for Nonprofits – Community Foundation Nonprofit Library/Pima County Public Library
Workshop Date: August 19, 2019 (1:00-3:30pm PST)
One-on-one consultation time with Lisa Bunker, Pima County Public Library’s Social Media Librarian. Bring your nonprofit’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram questions to Lisa. Reserve your 30-minute time slot today. Workshop will be at 5049 East Broadway Boulevard, Suite #150. For more information and to reserve a time slot, click here.

African American Legacy Fund – Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
Deadline: August 30, 2019
Nonprofit organizations serving the African American Community in Pima County are invited to submit grant applications that focus on collaborative, innovative programs designed to improve educational outcomes. Examples include, but are not limited to, projects that focus on early childhood education, retention strategies to keep children in school, enrichment and other non-traditional opportunities, leadership development, acquisition of specific skills, and preparation for higher education. Application opens August 1, 2019. For more information, click here.

SNAAP Research Fellows – Strategic National Arts Alumni Project
Deadline: August 31, 2019
The Board of Directors of Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) – is pleased to announce the availability of SNAAP Research Fellowships. Two 12-month SNAAP Research Fellowships will be awarded @ $5,000 each. Individuals or teams of researchers can apply. For more information and to apply, click here.

Arts Learning Collaboration Grant (Cycle B) – Arizona Commission on the Arts
Deadline: September 5, 2019
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, or student development. For more information and to apply, click here.

Lifelong Arts Engagement Grant (Cycle B) – Arizona Commission on the Arts
Deadline: September 5, 2019
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, or professional development. For more information or to apply, click here.

USArtists International – Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Deadlines: September 5, 2019, November 22, 2019, April 1, 2020 (11:59pm EST)
USArtists International supports performances by U.S. artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. Committed to the presence of U.S. based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theatre invited to perform at significant international festivals and performing arts markets. USAI encourages and promotes the vibrant diversity of U.S. artists and creative expression in the performing arts by expanding opportunity and exposure to international audiences, encouraging international cultural exchange and enhancing the creative and professional development of U.S. based artists by providing connections with presenters, curators and artists around the world.  USAI extends the reach and impact of professional touring artists and ensembles from the United States and is committed to expanded touring opportunities for continued sustainability of U.S. artists. For more information and to apply, click here.

Mentor Artist Fellowship – Native Arts & Cultures Foundation
Deadline: September 30, 2019 (5pm PST)
The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation’s (NACF) Mentor Artist Fellowship is a regional individual artist project award that focuses on artistic mentoring in the Upper Midwest, Pacific Northwest, and Southwest regions. The Fellowship is open to eligible, established American Indian and Alaska Native artists of 10 years or more who want to mentor an emerging American Indian or Alaska Native artist apprentice in either the Traditional or Contemporary Visual Arts categories for a period of fifteen months. The Mentor Artist Fellowship’s goal is to improve creative development, artistic rigor, and intergenerational cultural and traditional knowledge perpetuation by fostering the growth of Native artist mentors and apprentices and empowering them to play an integral role in their communities. For more information and to apply, click here.

Fellowship Program – A Blade of Grass
Deadline: October 16, 2019 (11:59pm EST)
A Blade of Grass‘s fellowship program is meant to support courageous artists in creating exchanges, experiences, and structures that highlight seemingly intractable social problems, inspire audiences, and energize folks to participate in and sustain long-term social change work. This is hard and time-consuming organizational, intellectual, and emotional work. We are committed to providing relatively unrestricted funding that incorporates a collaborative research component. Additionally, field research replaces grant reporting written by the artist, and is grounded in the goals and areas of inquiry defined by the artist and the perspective of project participants. For more information and to apply, click here.

Research and Development Grant – Arizona Commission on the Arts
Deadline: October 25, 2019 (11:59pm PST)
Research & Development (R&D) Grants provide funding support to Arizona artists as they work to advance their artistic practice, expand their creative horizons, and deepen the impact of their work. Artists working in any discipline who live and work in Arizona. Whether you’re just getting started or you have already experienced many career successes, the R&D Grant is available to help you take your artistic practice to the next level, including: exploration of new techniques, experimentation with new materials or technologies, creation of new work, and development of new strategies for engaging your community of practice. For more information and to apply, click here.

Innovator-in-Residence Program – Library of Congress
Deadline: November 15, 2019, January 15, 2020, 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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