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Kresge Foundation 
Arts & Culture Grants

Focuses on Creative Placemaking, an approach to community development and urban planning that integrates arts, culture, and community-engaged design strategies. Grants are made in three specific focus areas: national networks; local systems, and place-based initiatives.
Deadline: On-going

The Smart & Final Charitable Foundation
Supports nonprofit organizations that work to improve the quality of life in the communities the company serves in Arizona, California, and Nevada. The Foundation's areas of interest include health and wellness, education, hunger relief, disaster relief, and team sports and youth development. Requests may be submitted throughout the year.

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)
Recordings at Risk Grant Program

Funds digitizing "at-risk" audio and audiovisual materials of high scholarly value.   All audio and audiovisual formats are eligible, though applicants must partner with a qualified external service provider that can perform technically competent and cost-effective digital reformatting for the nominated format(s).
Amount:  $10,000 to $50,000
Deadline: January 29, 2021

Institute for Museum and Library Studies and American Alliance of Museums
Museum Assessment Program

Funds a one-year process of self-assessment, institutional activities, and consultative peer review with a site visit and recommendations in one of five areas: Organizational; Collections Stewardship; Education & Interpretation; Community and Audience Engagement; Board Leadership.
Deadline: February 1, 2021

National Endowment for the Arts
Grants for Arts Projects

These grants support arts projects that use the arts to unite and heal in response to current events; celebrate our creativity and cultural heritage; invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values; and enrich humanity.
Amount: $10,000 to $100,000.  
Deadline: February 2, 2021

Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Audiovisual Collections Care: Southwest Regional Cohort
To help improve stewardship of audiovisual collections, five (5) tribal cultural institutions in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma have an opportunity to participate in a program that will provide: a training kit and supplies for inspecting and repairing audiovisual collections; online training through six virtual workshops; professional support to assist in the completion of a collections inventory; professional guidance in making necessary repairs to collection; assistance in developing a preservation plan; $1,200 for the purchase of preservation materials
Deadline:  February 10, 2021

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF)
VRAF Professional Development Grant Program

Amount: $1000
Supports professional development in the field of visual resources and cultural heritage information management. The grant can be used to participate in a professional development opportunity of the grantee’s choosing (such as a conference, symposium, workshop, online education), or to enroll in relevant research activities (such as hands-on field work or a site visit for scholarly purposes).
Deadline: February 12, 2021 

Coordinating Committee for History in Arizona
Noel J. Stowe Memorial Grant

Funds a project related to public history  
Amount: $500
Deadline: February 14, 2021
Contact for more information 

Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections  
Conference Registration to 2021 AIC and SPNHC Joint Virtual Annual Meeting

Any SPNHC member who works in fields related to the management and preservation/conservation of natural history collections may apply; we especially encourage students and emerging professionals. SPNHC members from the following countries are strongly encouraged to apply—Central and South America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe.
Deadline: February 15, 2021

Arizona Archives Alliance
Scholarship Program

Amount: up to $1000
To provide interns with hands-on experience working with a wide variety of archival collections in order to gain a better understanding of archival principles and fundamental practices. The institutional host/supervisor will determine project responsibilities, internship length, and learning objectives and outcomes.
Contact Renee D. James, Internship Coordinator,  for additional information.
Deadline: February 17, 2020

National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)
Access to Historical Records

Supports projects that promote access to America's historical records to encourage understanding of our democracy, history, and culture. All types of historical records are eligible, including documents, photographs, born-digital records, and analog audio and moving images. Projects may: Digitize historical records collections, or related collections, held by a single institution and make them freely available online;  Create new freely-available virtual collections drawn from historical records held by multiple institutions; Provide access to born-digital records; Create new tools and methods for users to access records.
Amount: $100,000 to $350,000
Deadline:   February 25, 2021

Samuel H. Kress Foundation
History of Art Grants

Projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European works of art and architecture from antiquity to the early 19th century by creating and disseminating specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogues and publications, and technical and scientific studies.
Deadline: March 1, 2021

National Park Service
NAGPRA Consultation/Documentation Grants

Support efforts related to compiling or revising a NAGPRA inventory or determining the geographical origin, cultural affiliation and other basic facts surrounding the acquisition of Native American cultural items.
Deadline: March 12, 2021


Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902,
Phoenix, Arizona 85082

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