Press Release

May 25, 2022

MEDIA CONTACT: Sydney Ritter | [email protected] | 480-874-4663 

Applications Due July 8 for Scottsdale’s  
Community Arts Grant Program 

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — Scottsdale Arts is accepting applications for its Community Arts Grant Program, which provides funding to nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in Scottsdale and throughout the Valley for projects that serve the Scottsdale community.  

In 2021, Scottsdale Arts awarded $131,000 to 22 different organizations for general operating support and projects during the 2021–22 fiscal year. Scottsdale Arts contributed $40,000 of its own funds to the program. 

Applicants may submit grant requests for activities that will take place between September 1, 2022, and September 1, 2023. The deadline is Friday, July 8, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. An all-volunteer committee of arts, community and business leaders will review the applications and make recommendations for funding to the Scottsdale Arts Board of Trustees. 

All applicants must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts or cultural organizations that provide programs or activities within Scottsdale or for Scottsdale residents. Applicants must have a three-year history of programming prior to the application deadline. 

The application process will open Wednesday, June 1, at 10 a.m., online at Submittable. Information, guidelines and the application link are available at

Grants are funded by the city of Scottsdale and administered by Scottsdale Arts, a nonprofit organization that includes Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), Scottsdale Public Art and Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation.