August 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Lowell Observatory, Giclas Lecture Hall
1400 W Mars Hill Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

The Arboretum at Flagstaff

In celebration of the recently announced Art & Science Fund grant 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.

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.

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.”

For additional information about the Art & Science Fund grant program click here.

Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra at Ardrey Memorial Auditorium.

Grants have been awarded to the following organizations:

General Operating Support Grants

Organization Grant Amount
Flagstaff Festival of Science $12,500
The Arboretum at Flagstaff $32,000
Lowell Observatory $31,500
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