Evening on Aspen St. by Lynn Overend

The Flagstaff Arts Council has announced grant opportunities for non-profit arts, culture and/or science organizations for the coming fiscal year. Grant funds come from the City of Flagstaff’s Bed, Board and Beverage (BBB) tax revenues – 7.5% is allocated to arts and science programming that benefits residents of and visitors to Flagstaff. The Arts Council has been administering these grant funds under written agreement with the City of Flagstaff since 2002.

Two types of applications will be accepted. The first is General Operating Support grants which are for non-profit organizations whose mission statements define them as primarily working in the art, culture and/or science fields, providing direct public benefit through their work. The second type of application is for Project Support grants. These grants can go to any Arizona-based non-profit organization or post-secondary education institution that is producing a public program in the field of arts, culture, and/or sciences. Artists and individuals may apply for Project Support grants if they are formally backed by a fiscal agent non-profit based in Arizona.

Funding is for organizations and projects doing work during the FY18 fiscal year, July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

The full description and application guidelines for each type of grant is posted on each page for the grants:

General Operating Support Grants >

Project Support Grants >

The deadline for applicants to apply for funding is Thursday, March 30, 2017. Applications must be received through the Arts Council’s online CommunityGrants portal. Applicants will be notified of application funding status no later than July 1, 2017.

The Arts Council will host a workshop, Guide to Art & Science Fund Grants, on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at 4pm, at the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff. This workshop is REQUIRED for all applicants. If any applicant misses the workshop, they may schedule a make-up session with Arts Council staff.

Over the past fifteen years, the City of Flagstaff has invested over $4.5 million into community arts, culture and science programs through the Arts Council’s grant program. To see a list of past grant recipients in recent years, visit the Past Recipients page of our website.