The application period for Fiscal Year 2021 Community Investment Grants and Festival Grants is now open! Applications will be accepted through March 12, 2020.

Community Investment Grants

Community Investment Grants (CIG) provide unrestricted general operating support to nonprofit arts organizations of all sizes, local arts agencies, and tribal cultural organizations whose primary mission is to produce, present, teach, or serve the arts.

Application requirements vary based on the applicant organization’s CIG Level and whether or not the organization received a grant in Fiscal Year 2019.

Answer the question below to find the application that’s right for your organization.

Festival Grants

Festival Grants support organizations in their efforts to provide quality arts programming through festival activities and are awarded to assist with the costs of connecting artists (or their artistic work) with communities.

Application requirements and instructions can be found in the document linked below:

Grant Guidelines: FY2021 Festival Grant · Levels I-II

Budget Form: FY2021 Festival Grant · Levels I-II

New for FY2021

As previously announced, the Arizona Commission on the Arts is currently in the process of renovating the Community Investment Grant program. To facilitate a comprehensive, community-engaged process, the Arts Commission staff and Governor-appointed Commission have placed all FY2020 CIG recipient organizations in an Alternate Year status for the FY2021 application cycle.

Banner image courtesy of Mesa Arts Center.