Arts Foundation Grants & Sponsorships

Our Grants and Sponsorships provide direct funding for individual artists, arts organizations, and community-based arts projects throughout Tucson, Pima County, and Southern Arizona.

Over the past eight years, we have provided more than $1,650,000 to approximately 400 artists, arts organizations, community groups, and neighborhoods. This money has allowed working artists to pursue their passions, local neighborhoods to animate shared space, and arts organizations to continue to open their doors to the community and provide a wide range of programming.

Note that all grantees must abide by Fair Labor Standards.

Click the link to view upcoming grants and funding details.

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Tucson CARES for Artists (Closed)

Provided by the City of Tucson We Are One/Somos Uno Resiliency Fund (Federal CARES Funds) Read More

Tucson CARES for Arts and Culture Organizations (Closed)

Provided by the City of Tucson - We Are One/Somos Uno Resiliency Fund (Federal CARES Funds) Read More

Theater Artists Emergency Fund (Closed)

With support from the Arizona Daily Star Read More

Pivot Grant (Closed)

Arts innovation in response to COVID-19 Read More

stART Mini-Grant (Closed)

Community Impact and Artist Resource Mini-Grants Read More

General Operating Support Grant (Closed)

Unrestricted funding that gives grantees the rare opportunity to fund the day-to-day needs of a non-profit organization. Read More

Event Sponsorships (Closed)

Supporting arts-related events which are free and open to the public, and serve the residents of Southern Arizona. Read More

Pima County Youth Arts Scholarship (Closed)

Acknowledging the next generation of artists in Pima County. Read More

New Works Artist Project Grant (Closed)

Support provided to individual artists that allows them to pursue creative projects or see their work in new light. Read More

Community Foundation for Southern Arizona Endowment for the Arts Grant (Closed)

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

Arts+Learning Grant (Closed)

Supporting teaching artists and arts education projects. Read More

Tucson CARES funding available for Artists and Arts and Culture Orgs!

TWO new opportunities are now available thanks to the City of Tucson We Are One | Somos Uno funding — one each for Artists and Arts & Culture Organizations! Applications Open: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Application Deadlines: Read More

Grant Review Process

All grant applications are evaluated by staff for completeness, followed by a panel comprised of peer and community members (open to the public). The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona Grants Committee and the Board of Directors make final approval on all allocations of funding.

Grants Committee and Panelists

The Grants Committee includes community members with expertise in the arts, arts management, and/or nonprofit administration. The Grants Committee functions as an advisory group to Art Foundation’s Board of Directors. Committee members establish guidelines for the application process and review of grant applications and awards, as well as make allocation recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Grants Committee
  • Michele Orduña, Chair

    M.Ed, Arts Advocate-Community Development Professional
    The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona Board Member

  • Amber Kleefeld, Community Chair

    Director of Membership and Donor Services, The Loft Cinema

  • Bryan Rafael Falcón

    Artistic and Managing Director, The Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre

  • Karenne Koo

    Co-Founder & President, Dancesequences, Inc.
    Dance Artist

  • Lane Santa Cruz

    Councilmember, Ward 1
    The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona Board Member

  • Josh Schachter

    Founder & Director, CommunityShare
    Teaching Artist

Grant Panelists 2019-2020
  • Cassandra Bendickson
  • Reneé Bibby
  • Samantha Bounkeua
  • Alisha Budy
  • Elizabeth Burden
  • Adam Cooper-Terán
  • Adrienne Crump
  • Shawna DaCosta
  • Bryan Falcón
  • Bryan Falcon
  • Priscilla Fernandez
  • Julia Filson
  • Nancy Fung
  • Leticia Gonzalez
  • Brooke Grucella
  • Michelle Herzog
  • Abigail Hungwe
  • Yurika Isoe
  • Alex Jimenez
  • Amber Kleefeld
  • Karenne Koo
  • Amanda Lipp
  • Cynthia Meier
  • Evan Mendelson
  • Ruben Moreno
  • Marcia Nedlund
  • Michele Orduña
  • Rey Robles
  • Kenna Smith
  • Dani Stuchel
  • Jeremy Thompson
  • Lori VanBuggenum
  • Magdalena Verdugo
  • Kristin Woodall
  • Robin Young
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