The Arizona Commission on the Arts has published guidelines for Fiscal Year 2019 Community Investment Grants (CIG) and Festival Grants. We encourage prospective applicants to review these guidelines thoroughly and begin preparing application responses and materials as soon as possible. 

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Community Investment Grants

Community Investment Grants (CIG) provide 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.

Community Investment Grant applicants are reviewed in six levels, based on the organization’s adjusted annual income from Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16). Adjusted annual income is calculated from the organization’s total unrestricted revenue less in-kind contributions.


Community Investment Grants (Alternate Year)

Organizations that received a Community Investment Grant (CIG) in the last funding cycle will apply as follows for Fiscal Year 2019:

  • CIG Levels I, II and III will submit an alternate year application.
  • CIG Levels IV, V and VI will submit a full application and undergo panel review.


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.

Questions? We’re Here to Help!

For questions regarding Fiscal Year 2019 grant guidelines, eligibility and application requirements:

Kristen Pierce
Organizational Grants and Services Manager
(602) 771-6517
kpierce@azarts.gov

For questions regarding the Submittable online application platform:

Ben Watters
Grants and Research Director
(602) 771-6532
bwatters@azarts.gov