Flagstaff Capoeira Angola class

The Flagstaff Arts Council, which allocates grant funding and manages the year-round grant program, has announced recipients of the 2018-19 Art & Science Fund grant program. The Board of Directors of the Arts Council met in June to ratify the recommendations of a citizen review panel, providing funds to non-profit organizations in support of art, culture and science programs that serve residents of and visitors to Flagstaff, Arizona. Art & Science Fund grants are funded entirely through a portion of the City of Flagstaff’s Bed, Board and Beverage (BBB) Revenues.

Thirty-nine non-profit organizations will receive funding totaling $356,000. General Operating Support (GOS) grants were provided to 29 non-profit arts, culture and/or science organizations that provide direct services to residents of and visitors to Flagstaff, Arizona. Eight grants for Project Support were provided to other non-profit organizations that produce arts, culture and/or science programs that provide a direct public benefit to the community. This year, we introduced a new category: Professional Development. Five such grants were awarded in September. Funding supports public programs occurring between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019.

pluto banner

A banner at Lowell Observatory during the Pluto flyby mission in 2015, which brought international attention to Flagstaff.

The organizations receiving these grants demonstrate excellence in the arts and sciences and we celebrate the organizations and leaders who make positive contributions to the community of Flagstaff”, said Interim Executive Director Becky Daggett.

“These organizations turn this funding into exciting and innovative projects that promote both economic and social vitality.”


The Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass & Acoustic Music Festival draws large crowds every September.

To celebrate this year’s grant recipients, the Arts Council hosted a reception at Flagstaff City Hall in Council Chambers on August 30, 2018.

Final Awards FY19