Local Arts Agency Support
The Arizona Commission on the Arts provides programs and services to support the important work of our state’s local arts agencies, who endeavor to make the arts part of the daily fabric of community living through support to cultural organizations, services to artists and presentation of arts programming. The Arts Commission recognizes that each Local Arts Agency is as unique as the community it serves.
For Local Arts Agencies
General Operating Support Grant
General Operating Support (GOS) Grants assist arts organizations with administrative and/or artistic expenses. General Operating Support Grants are available to all sizes of arts organizations, local arts agencies and tribal museums whose primary mission is to produce, present or serve the arts.
Visit the Grants page for guidelines and instructions to apply for a General Operating Support Grant.
Chamber and Tourism Membership Grants
Chamber and Tourism Membership Grants for Organizations (CTM) are designed to assist Arizona nonprofit arts and culture organizations with funding support for 1- or 2-year memberships in/with business or tourism industry chambers/bureaus/associations in their communities. Applicants may request grant support up to $500. No match is required for CTM grants.
Visit the Fast-Track Grants page for more information or to apply for a Chamber and Tourism Membership Grant.
Community Cultural Inventories
Community Cultural Inventories (CCI) are tools to help towns, cities and counties gather information about existing cultural resources and about future opportunities within given communities. Trained consultants work with community leaders to determine the most effective plan in each case. Previous CCIs have collected information through surveys and/or public meetings with artists, arts organizations, government officials, business leaders, educators and other interested citizens. At the end of the project, the consultant produces a detailed written report that summarizes the collected information and provides recommendations for next steps. CCIs throughout Arizona have served as catalysts to create community cultural plans or effective local arts agencies. Any government entity or nonprofit organization that is prepared to lead the CCI process may contact the Arts Commission to discuss initiating a CCI in their area.
Directory of Local Arts Agencies in Arizona
The Arizona Commission on the Arts keeps an updated listing of statewide local arts agencies. For more information about local arts agencies, please download the What is a Local Arts Agency document below.