Vibrant City Grants are intended to activate Tempe through the inclusion of arts and cultural participation, celebration of diversity, building community connections, and supporting local arts. This grant is available to individual artists, non-profit organizations, and community groups to produce arts-related performances, festivals, and activities that encourage community participation in the arts.

Eligibility: Artists, collectives, community groups, cultural groups, non-profit organizations

This grant may fund, but is not limited to:

  • Public Performances
  • Visual Arts Showcases/Projects
  • Community Event/Program
  • Artist Residencies
  • Panel Discussions
  • Community-led projects
  • Artist/Organization development
  • Capacity building programs
  • Social and civic engaged projects

The city is able to provide free space for events funded by this grant in:

  • Tempe’s public parks
  • BRiC at the Tempe Public Library
  • Edna Vihel Center
  • Tempe History Museum

2017-2018 Vibrant City Grant Recipients

Atma Veda Gana Foundation
ASPEAZ (AsociaciĆ³n de Peruanos en Arizona)
Allyson Yoder & Sydney Jackson
Arizona Opera
Leah Marche
Niamey Thomas
Rising Youth Theatre
Swarna Sitaraman
Young Nae Choi

Find out more about their projects


Organization/Company: City of Tempe
Location: Tempe, AZ
Deadline: Ongoing, starting in July
How to Apply: Visit for application guidelines and to apply