About the Program

The Community Arts Grant Program provides funding to Scottsdale-based arts and culture organizations and Valley arts organizations to serve diverse community interests by supporting a variety of arts and culture programs and events and foster the long-term growth in Scottsdale’s arts and culture organizations. 

More than $100,000 was awarded to 22 organizations in the 2023–24 fiscal year. It included performances, events, programs, and general operating for arts and culture organizations in Scottsdale.  

The application will open Monday, June 3, 2024. 

The application will close Monday, July 15, 2024. 


  • Applicant organization must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts or cultural organization that has visual, literary, performing arts, or cultural enhancement as a component of their mission;
  • Project Grant awards will be considered for organizations based in Scottsdale or conduct programs within Scottsdale.  
  • General Operating grant applicants must have a primary business place physically within the boundaries of Scottsdale. 
  • Applicant organization must have a three-year history of programming prior to the application deadline.

Scottsdale Arts will NOT consider requests for:

  • Grants to individuals;
  • Multi-year commitments;
  • Building projects, construction, or renovation;
  • Attendance at or travel to conferences, workshops, or seminars;
  • Tickets, tables, or advertising for fundraising events;
  • After-school programs run by school personnel.

Grant funds are to be expended for activities occurring between September 1, 2024, and July 31, 2025. A final project or organizational report must be submitted to Scottsdale Arts within 90 days of the project completion date or by July 31, 2025, 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 September 1, 2024, and July 31, 2025. 

Important Information

Community Arts Grant Application FAQCommunity Arts Grant Application FAQ 

Project Budget FormsBudget Form 

Project Budget Report Forms – Budget Report Form 

Community Arts Grant Report FormCommunity Arts Grant Report Form  

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.

For more information, contact our grants administrator, [email protected].  

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

“This program is made possible, fully or in part, by a grant from Scottsdale Arts with funding provided by the City of Scottsdale.”  

Scottsdale Arts logo available here.

City of Scottsdale logo available here.