Museum Association of Arizona


Grants and Fellowships


D-Backs Program Grants
Diamondbacks charities

Description: For serving the people of Arizona.
Amount: $1,000-$5,000

Deadline: Open

Contact Maxine Royer at or 602-462-6573. 


Shell Grants
Royal Dutch Shell plc
Amount: Varies
Description:  Grant areas include major and cultural arts that promote access to underserved students and communities

Deadline: Open

Arizona Humanities

Mini Grant

Amount: up to $2000

Description: support innovative public programs that increase understanding of the human experience. Mini grants can be used for capacity building, program planning, and implementation. The goal of mini-grants is to foster the capacity-building of small organizations with limited funding, and encourage partnerships and collaboration between nonprofits.

Strictly Briks 
Maker Space Award   
Description: Create a permanent Maker Space
Amount: up to $2,000 in Strictly Briks products
Deadline: July 31, 2018

Aroha Philanthropies, the American Alliance of Museums, and Lifetime Arts 
Seeding Vitality Arts in Museums
Description: A diverse cohort of 15-17 museums across America will be selected to receive grants of up to $25,000 to develop and implement high quality, intensive arts learning opportunities for older adults. Mandatory informational webinar on June 13 at 2 p.m. ET.  The webinar will be recorded for those who cannot participate live.
Amount: up to $25,000
Deadline: August 1, 2018

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) 
Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants

Description: Projects that build institutional capacity or infrastructure for long-term sustainability, including the purchase of equipment and software; the design, purchase, construction, restoration, or renovation of facilities needed for humanities activities.   Eligible activities also include the documentation of cultural heritage materials that are lost or imperiled; the preservation and conservation of humanities materials; and the sustaining of digital scholarly infrastructure and sharing of humanities collections between institutions.
Amount: up to $500,000 (match required).
Deadline: August 9, 2018

National Endowment for the Arts
Our Town
Description: Supports creative placemaking projects that help transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core in two categories:
1) Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects: projects represent the distinct character and quality of their communities. These projects require a partnership between a nonprofit organization and a local government entity, with one of the partners being a cultural organization.
Amount: $25,000 to $200,000. 
2) Projects That Build Knowledge About Creative Placemaking: available to arts and design service organizations and industry or university organizations that provide technical assistance to those doing place-based work. 
Amount: $25,000 to $100,000.

Deadline: August 19, 2018

National Endowment for the Humanities
Public Humanities Projects Grants (Community Conversations; Exhibitions; Historic Places) 
Supports projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences through in-person programming. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history.
Amount:  up to $40,000 (Planning Grants); $50,000 to $400,000 (Implementation)

Deadline: August 29, 2018  

Arizona Commission on the Arts
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants
Description:  Supports partnerships that foster meaningful arts learning experiences in a variety of community settings for learners of any age. Community/social service organizations or governmental entities partnered with arts organizations or professional teaching artists are eligible to apply.
Deadline: September 6, 2018, January 31, 2019

Arizona Commission for the Arts
Professional Development Grants
Description: Designed to assist Arizona artists, arts administrators, and arts educators with funding support for participation in professional development and skills-building activities which contribute to significant professional growth. Learning activities include (but are not limited to) the following:Participation in conferences or symposia; Artist residencies;Workshops, institutes, fellowships. Learning activities must be structured and documentable. Applicants must make a compelling case as to why a particular learning activity was selected and how it will have a substantial impact on their work and/or community.
Amount: $500-$750
Deadline: September 6, 2018, January 31, 2019

Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Digital Resources Grants Program
Description: For the digitization of important visual resources (especially art history photographic archives) in the area of pre-modern European art history and of primary textual sources (especially the literary and documentary sources of European art history); for promising initiatives in online publishing; and for innovative experiments in the field of digital art history. The program does not typically support the digitization of museum object collections.
Amount: between $12,000 and $70,000.
Deadline: October 1, 2018

Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Conservation Grants  
Description: Support for the professional practice of art conservation, including conservation research, scholarly publications, international conferences and symposia.
Amount:  $10,000 to $60,000 (approximately)
Deadline: October 1, 2018

Wild Ones
Seeds for Education Grant
Description: For projects designed to enhance and develop an appreciation for nature among young people.  Examples of appropriate projects include the establishment of a native plant community in an educational setting such as an outdoor classroom, developing and maintaining an interpretive trail landscaped with native plant communities, and/or developing a wetland area to study the effect of native vegetation on water-quality improvement.
Amount: $500
Deadline: October 15, 2018

Americana Foundation
American Heritage Grants

Description: Career development support for curatorial and conservation internships within major institutions and universities.
Amount: $15,000 to $50,000
Deadline: October 10, 2018.

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