The application period for Fiscal Year 2020 Community Investment Grants and Festival Grants is now open!

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.

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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: FY2020 Festival Grant · Levels I-II

Budget Form: FY2020 Festival Grant · Levels I-II

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Please note: Organizations applying for Community Investment Grants may not apply for Festival Grants within the same funding period.

Want to learn more about Community Investment Grants, eligibility requirements, and the application and review process?

In-Person Information Sessions

The Arizona Commission on the Arts will tour the state presenting in-person information sessions about both Community Investment Grants and Festival Grants.

Additional locations/dates will be added as they are scheduled.


The Gallery in Kingman

Monday, February 11, 2019
10:30am – 12:00pm


Online Information Sessions

Join Kristen Pierce Kent from the Arizona Commission on the Arts for a webinar-style online presentation.

Community Investment Grants

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
12:00-1:00 pm


Thursday, February 21, 2019
12:00 – 1:00pm



Festival Grants

Thursday, February 7, 2019
12:00-1:00 pm


Tuesday, February 19, 2019
12:00 – 1:00pm


Banner Image: Performer at Mesa Arts Center’s annual Dia de los Muertos festival. Original photo by Slaven Gujic, courtesy of Mesa Arts Center.


Organization/Company: Arizona Commission on the Arts
Location: Arizona
Deadline: March 14, 2019
How to Apply: Community Investment Grants: Visit
Festival Grants: Visit