The Flagstaff Arts Council recently awarded $300,000 in Art & Science Fund grants to local, art, science, and culture non-profit organizations. These grants are funded from the City of Flagstaff’s Bed, Board and Beverage (BBB) Revenues. For two months, a citizen review panel carefully read and reviewed applications, and heard presentations from applicants. The panel, consisting of Flagstaff resident volunteers, logged over 400 hours in volunteer service during the rigorous review period. See the full list of grant recipients.

A recent economic impact study revealed that the non-profit arts and sciences sector contributes $73 million annually to the local economy, while directly attracting $22.8 million in tourist spending and raising $3.8 million is city and county tax revenue each year. Learn more about the study.

In celebration of these awards, the Arts Council will host a public reception on Thursday, August 28, at 5:00pm in the Flagstaff City Hall Council Chambers. Members of City Council will be in attendance.