Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival
General Operating Support (GOS) grants were provided to 27 non-profit arts, culture and/or science organizations that provide direct services to residents of and visitors to Flagstaff, Arizona. Nine 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. Funding supports public programs occurring between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018.
STEM Education Grants were also offered during FY18 for the second and final year. Two grants were awarded to support initiatives and/or organizations that strengthen Flagstaff STEM (science, technology, engineering and/or math) education programs for K-12 youth in Flagstaff.
A new economic impact study has been conducted and will be presented to the community this September, giving the arts and sciences sector its first comparative study to track its growth over the past five years. “The arts and sciences continue to thrive in our community and prove that this sector means big business for our small city.” Says John Tannous, Executive Director of the Flagstaff Arts Council. “The organizations that receive funding from the City of Flagstaff’s investment directly contribute to our unique, vibrant, and attractive community for residents and visitors.”
In celebration of these awards, the Arts Council will host a reception at Lowell Observatory on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at 5pm. Members of City Council will be in attendance for the event, there will also be performances and presentations from a number of grant recipients.
For additional information about the Art & Science Fund grant program click here.