Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Awards $865,346 to 54 Non-Profit Arts and Culture Organizations


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July 10, 2017

The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture is pleased to announce the recipients of the Community Arts Support Grants Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. This month the Office will award 63 grants to 54 non-profit arts and culture organizations serving Phoenix residents through arts and culture activities for a total a total of $865,346. Grant funds support the general operating costs of major, midsize, and small arts and culture organizations, specific arts projects related to festivals, as well as arts learning activities. Funds are also allocated to a rental support program operated by the Office of Arts and Culture in partnership with the Phoenix Convention Center. This figure does not include $20,000 in new grant funding for youth-oriented programs the City Council recently approved. The first round of Youth Arts and Culture Grant proposals will be solicited in the early fall.

“Investment in arts and culture is vital to our economy and quality of life in Phoenix, said Mayor Greg Stanton. “Supporting artists and outstanding organizations helps introduce our residents and visitors to the distinct vibrancy of our community. These grants also help attract and retain a more creative and innovative workforce that wants to live in a culturally rich city.”

The Community Arts Support grants are dollar-for-dollar matching grants, requiring grantees to raise funds from corporations, foundations and/or individuals in the city of Phoenix.

General Operating Support grants, offered in three categories (I, II, and III) based on size of organization, are intended to sustain a community of responsibly governed organizations; enrich arts and culture literacy for our residents by requiring education and outreach programs; and encourage diversity of programming that will engage community-wide participation. General operating support grant recipients include Alwun House, Arizona Jewish Historical Society, Arizona Opera, Arizona Science Center, Arizona Theatre Company, Artlink, Ballet Arizona, Black Theatre Troupe, Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Cultural Coalition, Desert Botanical Garden, Free Arts of Arizona, Grand Canyon Performing Arts, Great Arizona Puppet Theater, iTheatre Collaborative, Jazz in Arizona, Heard Museum, MusicaNova Orchestra, Musical Instrument Museum, North Valley Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix Boys Choir Association, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix Chamber Music Society, Phoenix Children’s Chorus, Phoenix Chorale, Phoenix Conservatory of Music, Phoenix Film Foundation, Phoenix Symphony Association, Phoenix Theatre, Rising Youth Theatre, Rosie’s House, Rosson House Heritage Square Foundation, Valley Youth Theatre, Young Arts Arizona, and Xico.

Arts and culture learning grant recipients support lifelong learning in the arts through projects in partnership with schools, businesses, social service organizations, parks, recreational centers, libraries, senior centers and more. Arts and culture learning grant recipients include Ballet Theatre of Phoenix, Essential Theatre, Kids in Focus, Movement Source, Inc., Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix, School of Hip Hop PHX, and Young Arts of Arizona.

Festival grant awards support public festivals that highlight an arts or cultural discipline, or multi-disciplinary celebration of a specific culture. Festival grant recipients include African Association of Arizona, Arab American Festival, Arizona Lao Association, Arizona Matsuri, Artlink, Cultural Coalition, Flamenco Por La Vida, Furious Style Crew, India Association of Phoenix, Irish Society of Arizona, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix Blues Society, and Teatro Bravo!.

Through the Rental Support Program a total of $250,000 is awarded to major cultural organizations that help revitalize the Phoenix downtown corridor through their presentations in city-owned performing arts facilities: Symphony Hall, Orpheum Theater and Herberger Theater Center. Grantees include Arizona Opera, Arizona Theatre Company, Ballet Arizona, Center Dance Ensemble, iTheatre Collaborative, Phoenix Symphony and Valley Youth Theatre.

General Operating Support III organizations are allowed to also submit proposals in a project category. Artlink, Cultural Coalition, and Young Arts Arizona received grants in two categories.

Six new organizations received grant funding this year: Arizona Lao Association, Ballet Theatre of Phoenix, Furious Style Crew, Kids in Focus, North Valley Symphony, and School of Hip Hop PHX.

Information about the 2018-2019 Community Arts Grants will be available in January 2018 at phoenix.gov/arts.

About Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, established by the Phoenix City Council in 1985, works to foster a sense of cultural identity, celebrate diversity and ensure an outstanding quality of community life.

For more information on the Office of Arts and Culture, visit phoenix.gov/arts or call 602-262-4637. Follow the Office on Facebook and Twitter.

Alwun House $5,000
African Association of Arizona $2,625
Arab American Festival $3,325
Arizona Jewish Historical Society $12,039
Arizona Lao Association $3,500
Arizona Matsuri $3,500
*Arizona Opera $34,807
Arizona Science Center $41,324
*Arizona Theatre Company $82,151
Artlink $7,700
*Ballet Arizona $70,054
Ballet Theatre of Phoenix $2,975
Black Theatre Troupe $10,970
*Center Dance Ensemble $9,297
Children’s Museum of Phoenix $31,000
Cultural Coalition $8,325
Desert Botanical Garden $53,819
Essential Theatre $3,150
Flamenco Por La Vida $3,150
Free Arts of Arizona $17,923
Furious Style Crew $2,800
Grand Canyon Performing Arts $5,000
Great Arizona Puppet Theatre $12,543
Heard Museum $33,595
India Association of Phoenix $2,625
Irish Society of Arizona $3,150
*iTheatre Collaborative $8,927
Japanese Friendship Garden $2,625
Jazz in AZ/The Nash $11,089
Kids in Focus $3,500
Movement Source Inc. $1,900
MusicaNova Orchestra $5,000
Musical Instrument Museum $24,351
North Valley Symphony Orchestra $5,000
Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix $3,150
Phoenix Art Museum $33,211
Phoenix Blues Society $2,850
Phoenix Boys Choir Assn. $10,006
Phoenix Center for the Arts $12,116
Phoenix Chamber Music Society $6,447
Phoenix Children’s Chorus $10,313
Phoenix Chorale $7,698
Phoenix Conservatory of Music $14,772
Phoenix Film Foundation $10,201
*Phoenix Symphony Association $105,604
Phoenix Theatre $29,055
Rising Youth Theatre $5,000
Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children $16,014
Rosson House Heritage Square Fdn. $8,845
School of Hip Hop PHX $2,700
Teatro Bravo! $2,975
*Valley Youth Theatre $38,059
Young Arts Arizona $7,975
Xico $9,616

*Organizations receiving rental support.

Media Contact:
Matthew Heil
Phone Number:
602-534-0108



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