Community Arts Grant Program

The Scottsdale Arts Community Arts Grant program is funded by the City of Scottsdale, and administered and managed by Scottsdale Arts. The Community Arts Grant Program provides funding to Scottsdale-based arts and cultural organizations as well as to Valley arts organizations to foster community engagement, professionalism and long-term growth in Scottsdale’s arts community. See Grant Application Guidelines below for specific application requirements.

FY 2018/2019 Application Status

Award letters for the FY 2018/2019 Grant Cycle are in the mail! Applicants receiving awards will need to send in their completed Grant Agreement before funds are disbursed. Awards will published once grant agreements are received.

FY 2018/2019 Application Guidelines

Project applicants must submit a project budget form that outlines the projected income and expenses for the length of the project. Their budget should be balanced, realistic and relevant to the services provided by the project to the Scottsdale community. Additionally, a project budget narrative is required (as part of the project/micro-project grant application).

Reminder: Final Reports for the FY 2017/2018 Grant Cycle are due ninety (90) days after project completion, or by September 30, 2018. Please include the FINAL Project Budget Form

Project Budget Forms

(Micro-Project and Project Grants ONLY)

FY 2018/2019

2018-2019 Project Budget Form

2018-2019 FINAL Project Budget Form (filled out after project completion)

Grant funds are to be expended for activities occurring between July 1 and June 30. A final project or organizational report must be submitted to the Scottsdale Arts within 90 days of the project completion date or by Sept. 30, whichever date is earlier. The post-project report must delineate expenditure of funds and describe the success and challenges of the project or, in the case of general operating support, for activities occurring between July 1 and June 30.

For more information, contact Grants Administrator Kelly Hicks at 480-874-4610 or

Whenever possible, organizations receiving a Scottsdale Arts grant are expected to acknowledge this support in programs, press releases and advertisements with the following language:

“This program is made possible in part by a grant from Scottsdale Arts.” 

Scottsdale Arts logo available here.

Through its dynamic partnership with the City of Scottsdale, the nonprofit Scottsdale Arts (formerly known as Scottsdale Cultural Council) creates diverse, inspired arts experiences and educational and outreach opportunities for the community, while fostering the active engagement of individuals, businesses, education and government with the arts. Since its founding in 1987, Scottsdale Arts has grown into a regionally and nationally significant, multi-disciplinary arts organization offering an exceptional variety of programs through three acclaimed operating divisions – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art – serving more than 400,000 participants annually.