Governor announces $2 million in relief funding for Arizona's arts & culture sector

On Friday, July 3, 2020, Governor Doug Ducey announced that $2 million in relief funding from the State’s Crisis Contingency and Safety Net Fund will be delivered to Arizona’s arts and culture sector.

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WESTAF Delivers CARES Relief to Arizona Arts Organizations

On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) announced the recipients of its CARES Relief Fund for Organizations grants. A total of $85,000 will go to five Arizona organizations.

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Federal Relief Grants Awarded to 16 Arizona Arts Organizations

On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, the National Endowment for the Arts announced $44.5 million in federal relief grants nationwide. $1.2 million will come to Arizona through grants made to 16 Arizona nonprofit arts organizations and local arts agencies.

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NEA Awards Grants to 12 Arizona Arts Programs, Projects

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support grants throughout the entire country that connect people through shared experiences and artistic expression,” said Arts Endowment Chairman Mary Anne Carter. “These projects provide access to the arts for people of all abilities and backgrounds in both urban centers and rural communities.”

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Update on Arts Commission Budget and Programs

"Without a state funding allocation and our remaining state funding stream, the Arts Trust Fund, experiencing a decline (as it is dependent on business filing fees), the Arts Commission is projecting an overall budget contraction of at least $2.5 million from this year to next."

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