The Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to announce the grant recipients of the 2017-18 Art & Science Fund. The City of Flagstaff has again increased its investment in the non-profit arts and sciences sector, increasing the funding from the last fiscal year. $365,000 will be distributed to thirty-nine non-profit organizations, in support of art, culture and science programs that serve residents and visitors of Flagstaff, Arizona.
Art & Science Fund grants are funded from the City of Flagstaff’s Bed, Board and Beverage (BBB) Revenues. The Flagstaff Arts Council allocates the grant funding and manages the year-round grant program with volunteer efforts from a citizen review panel. The panel consists of Flagstaff residents who carefully read and review materials, and hear presentations from all applicants, during a rigorous review period. The Arts Council Board of Directors have approved the recommendations of the panel.
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.
Grants have been awarded to the following organizations:
General Operating Support Grants
|Flagstaff Festival of Science||$12,500|
|The Arboretum at Flagstaff||$32,000|
|Museum of Northern Arizona||$31,000|
|Arizona Historical Society||$30,000|
|Willow Bend Env. Education Center||$19,000|
|Theatrikos Theatre Company||$25,000|
|AZ. Nat. History Assn. / Elden Pueblo||$6,200|
|Ballet Folklorico de Colores||$5,100|
|Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra||$25,000|
|Orchestra Northern Arizona||$6,000|
|USA Dance – Flagstaff Chapter||$2,000|
|Flagstaff Youth Chorale||$6,000|
|Heritage Square Trust||$2,800|
|Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music||$20,000|
|Northern Arizona Book Festival||$3,200|
|Master Chorale of Flagstaff||$9,000|
|Dry Creek Arts Fellowship||$3,000|
|Canyon Movement Company||$14,000|
|Flagstaff Community Band||$2,200|
|Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival||$2,000|
|Alpine Community Theater||$2,600|
|Flagstaff Capoeira Amizade||$2,400|
|Human Nature Dance Theatre||$4,000|
|Artists’ Coalition of Flagstaff||$3,800|
|Living Traditions Presentations||$2,000|
|Grand Canyon Guitar Society||$2,700|
Project Support Grants
|Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival||$6,500|
|The Wonder Factory: Traveling Exhibits||$5,200|
|Willow Bend Env. Education Center: ‘Art of Nature’||$2,800|
|Dark Sky Aerial: ‘Tilt’||$2,800|
|NAU College of Arts & Letters: Hot Topics Café||$2,000|
|Hozhoni Foundation: Art Exhibitions and Workshops||$4,500|
|Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra: ‘We are Flagstaff’||$2,200|
|Martin Springer Institute: ‘Traumatized Subject’||$2,000|
|Grand Canyon Trust: ‘Future of the Colorado Plateau Series’||$2,000|
STEM Education Grants
|Flagstaff STEM City||$25,000|
|Flagstaff Unified School District||$5,000|