Special Grant Programs

COVID-19 Art & Science Nonprofit Relief Fund

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to support our nonprofit partners during this challenging time of closures and decreased revenues, Flagstaff Arts Council is accepting applications for the COVID-19 Art & Science Nonprofit Relief Fund. Grants are anticipated to be between $500 and $1,000 each with current funding available. Additional funding is actively being pursued which may allow funding of grants up to $7,500 each. All eligible nonprofits in the greater Flagstaff area are encouraged to apply. The priority deadline for consideration of funding is Sunday, April 12 at midnight. All applications received by this deadline are guaranteed review and consideration.

Click here to read news release about the grant opportunity.

Applicants do not have to be applicants to our regular grant programs and do not have to attend a mandatory grant workshop.

Apply for Relief Fund Grant

Regular Grant Program Guidelines & Instructions

Flagstaff Arts Council’s regular grant programs are made possible via the Art & Science Fund which is funded by City of Flagstaff BBB Tax Revenues. Current grant opportunities are for the funding period beginning July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2021.

MANDATORY Information Session: Guide to Art & Science Fund Grants ATTENDANCE REQUIRED
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 5:30 pm or Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 5:30 pm

The deadline to apply for the following grants has been extended to Sunday, April 12 at midnight. Applications must be submitted online.

Two types of grants are available:

General Operating Support (GOS) Grants

General Operating Support Grants (GOS) provide unrestricted general operating support for nonprofits and other nonprofit sponsored entities whose primary missions are to serve the arts, cultural equity, preservation, or awareness, or present science programming to the public. GOS funds may be used for many different expenses including:

    • Salaries and personnel expenses
    • Artistic or production expenses
    • Administrative expenses
Download GOS Grant Guidelines

Project Support Grants

Innovation & Capacity Grants (Project) provide flexible funds to support a specific project designed to introduce a new program or experience, prove a concept, or build operational capacity in the art, science, and cultural sectors in greater Flagstaff. In most cases, projects are only eligible for one Innovation & Capacity grant. Projects must result in or support:

    • production, presentation, teaching or that otherwise serve the arts.
    • cultural equity, preservation, or awareness.
    • production, presentation, or teaching of science programming to the public.

Projects may be awarded up to $20,000, depending on eligibility, however applicants should keep in mind the competitive nature of the grant when determining their requested amount. Grants are reimbursement-based and must be matched 1:1.

Download Project Grant Guidelines

Contact Information
Should you have any questions about any of this, Arts Council please email or call 928-779-2300, option 8.