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The City of Tempe is now accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations producing arts-related programming in Tempe. Grant categories include: Community Arts Grant, Arts Festival Grant, and TCA Excellence Grant. Grant amounts are for up to $10,000.

Community Arts Grants are available to non-profit organizations to fund projects with a primary mission of supporting a specific community such as youth, seniors, veterans, and cultural groups in Tempe. Projects should provide quality arts experiences that have a lasting impact on the intended community and project partners. The grant supports the following Public Art and Cultural Amenities Goals from the General Plan 2040:

• advance Tempe as a vibrant and progressive community for cultural and artistic activity
• collaborate with community partners and educational institutions
• enhance art that supports, educates and enriches the community

Arts Festival Grants support festivals that celebrate a community, neighborhood, or shared cultural interest with arts and culture programming. Festivals are regularly occurring events that build community through positive arts and culture experiences. Projects that are funded by this grant are held in public spaces and are accessible to the public. This grant supports a commitment to advancing Tempe as a vibrant and progressive community for cultural and artistic activity, and aims to fulfill the following recommendations from the Arts and Culture Plan:

• Support community festivals celebrating cultural diversity
• Support community-wide festivals of the arts and creativity
• Continue, expand and enhance informal arts programming provided in community settings

TCA Excellence Grants are available to non-profit organizations that develop artistically complex and rigorous programming, and provide impactful arts experiences to Tempe residents. Eligible activities include the production/presentation of artistic performances, commissioning of new works, or continued innovation of existing programming. The grant supports a commitment to advancing Tempe as a vibrant and progressive community for cultural and artistic activity, and aims to fulfill the following recommendations from the Arts and Culture Plan:

• Increase and promote Community-Initiated Arts projects
• Expand co-productions, rentals and collaborations at the TCA
• Increase culturally diverse programming at the TCA

Sign up for 1-on-1 Grant Mentorship
Our grants evolve every year, and it is recommended that every grant applicant schedules a time to meet with Maja Aurora, Director of Arts Engagement, to discuss their grant application and receive customized support and mentorship on the application process. All you need to do sign-up for a 1-hour meeting at the Connections Cafe at the Tempe Public Library (3500 S. Rural Rd.) Sign up on our website: www.tempe.gov/artsgrants


Details

Organization/Company: City of Tempe
Website: http://www.tempe.gov/artsgrants
Location: Tempe, AZ
Deadline: May 7, 2018 @ 5pm
How to Apply: Guidelines and instructions on how to apply can be found at www.tempe.gov/artsgrants