UPDATE as of June 20: one additional response to questions received regarding the 06/05/17 update. Updated RFP available below.

UPDATE as of June 5, 2017: The RFP has been edited with new information, including answers to questions from prospective firms as well as an adjusted timeline.

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The Flagstaff Arts Council seeks qualified firms or individuals to conduct a feasibility study for an Arts Center in Flagstaff, Arizona. The study shall include market, operational, financial, economic and social impact analyses of a multi-use facility that will contain performance theater(s), exhibition space(s), retail space, administrative offices, and classrooms, and may also include studio spaces, rehearsal spaces, kitchen facilities, and more. This type of facility promotes collaboration among cultural entities, artists and the community, and efficient use of existing and new resources in our community.

The deadline for qualified firms to submit a proposal for consideration is 5 p.m. Arizona time, Monday, June 26, 2017. 

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Flagstaff, Arizona (population 70,000) is the county seat for Coconino County, and the largest city in Northern Arizona. Flagstaff is the central hub of Northern Arizona and home to Northern Arizona University. The city also exists as a border-town to the nearby Hopi Reservation and Navajo Nation, which is the second-largest reservation in the US. Situated at an elevation of 7,000 feet, the community is surrounded by National Forest on all sides and the fifth snowiest city in the United States. The beauty of the area – the Grand Canyon and Sedona are nearby – attracts the attention of the world, and artists. Flagstaff was designated as the world’s first International Dark Sky City and is home to Lowell Observatory, the Museum of Northern Arizona, and the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra.

The Flagstaff Arts Council hosts ground-breaking art exhibitions, phenomenal performances and exciting events year-round at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The Center boasts a 200 seat theater and three distinctive gallery spaces. Throughout Flagstaff, the Arts Council serves the larger arts and sciences community with grant funding, promotional support, advocacy and community-wide initiatives and programming.

Proposal Schedule (updated 6/5/17)

  • May 1, 2017 Publication and announcement of RFP through Arts Council communications
  • June 26, 2017 Submittal Deadline for RFP – 5pm Arizona Time
  • July 21, 2017 Selection panel recommends finalists for the project
  • July 26-28, 2017 Selection panel may interview finalists (if necessary)
  • August TBD Selection panel meeting to make recommendation
  • August TBD Arts Council Board of Directors meeting (final decision)
  • August 25, 2017 Notification by email to respondents of proposal status
  • September TBD Scope/Kickoff Meeting
  • April 2018 Project completion

Proposal Instructions

Proposals are due to the Arts Council by 5 p.m. Arizona time, Monday, June 26, 2017. This date is a received-by date and not a post marked date. Submissions must be made online through the Arts Council’s website through the link provided below. Late proposals will not be considered; each respondent is responsible for timely delivery of their proposal.

Proposers should read the entire Request for Proposals document before applying.

Download the updated RFP document here (updated 6/20/17) >

To Submit a Proposal

Click on the button below to complete the proposal submission form.

Submission Form