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2019 Tempe Arts Grants now open for applications

Post Date:03/06/2019 1:58 PM

Applications for the 2019 Tempe Arts Grants are now available online. There are three categories up to $10,000 available to non-profit organizations with arts-related programming taking place in Tempe.

Visit for more information about each grant category, guidelines and instructions on how to apply.  

The deadline for submissions is Monday, May 13.   

All grant applicants should schedule a time to meet with the city's Director of Arts Engagement, Maja Aurora, to discuss their grant application and receive customized support and mentorship on the application process. Applicants can pick a one-hour session using  All sessions will take place at the Connections Café inside the Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road. 

The grant categories are as follows: 

Community Arts Grants are available to non-profit organizations to fund projects with a primary mission of supporting a specific community such as youth, seniors, veterans and cultural groups in Tempe. Projects should provide quality arts experiences that have a lasting impact on the intended community and project partners.

Arts Festival Grants are available to non-profit organizations that celebrate a community, neighborhood, or shared cultural interest with arts and culture programming. Festivals are regularly occurring events that build community through positive arts and culture experiences. Projects that are funded by this grant are held in spaces accessible to the public.

TCA Excellence Grants are available to non-profit organizations that develop artistically complex and rigorous programming and provide impactful arts experiences to Tempe residents. Eligible activities include the production/presentation of artistic performances, commissioning of new works, or continued innovation of existing programming.

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