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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

Western States Art Federation (WESTAF)
CARES Relief Fund

General operating support for arts and cultural organizations in the West impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.   Grants will be made to organizations for use in any of the following areas: Salary support, administration costs, artist/contractor fees, technology, facilities upgrades, technical assistance or programming costs.
Amount: Up to $20,000

National Endowment for the Arts
Our Town

Supports projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes. Successful Our Town projects ultimately lay the groundwork for systemic changes that sustain the integration of arts, culture, and design into local strategies for strengthening communities
Amount: $25,000 to $150,000
Deadline:  August 6, 2020

Cardinals Charities
Supports initiatives designed to improve the quality of life and enhance opportunities for children, women, and minorities in the state of Arizona.
Amount: up to $5,000
Deadline: August 14, 2020.  

AASLH Small Museums Committee 
Scholarships for Small Museums for AASLH Online Meeting (September 24–30)
Open to AASLH members who are full-time, part-time, paid, or volunteer employees of small museums. Each scholarship will cover the complete cost of one individual conference registration fee. To qualify, the applicant must work for a museum with a budget of $250,000 or less. They also must either be an individual AASLH member or work for an institutional member.  
Deadline: August 26, 2020.

Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
The We Are One | Somos Uno CARES Act Continuity Grants

Provides one-time grants to nonprofit organizations physically located in the City of Tucson.
Amount: up to $20,000 per organization for necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Applicants must be physically located in the City of Tucson, including the City of South Tucson and must have been legally established 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization as of February 2020.
Deadline: August 28, 2020

Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Conservation Grants

Supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, exhibitions and publications focusing on art conservation, scholarly publications, and technical and scientific studies.  Grants are also awarded for activities that permit conservators and conservation scientists to share their expertise with both professional colleagues and a broad audience through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, exhibitions that include a prominent focus on materials and techniques, and other professional events.
Deadline: September 1, 2020 (Letters of Intent)

Samuel H. Kress Foundation
History Of Art Grants Program

Supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate 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. Grants are also awarded for activities that permit art historians to share their expertise through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, and other professional events.
Applications open August 15, 2020; Letters of Intent are due by September 1, 2020; Final Submission: October 1, 2020 

National Trust Preservation Funds (NTPF)  
Provides seed money for planning activities and education efforts focused on preservation
Amount: $2,500 to $5,000
Deadline: October 1, 2020.  

Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902,
Phoenix, Arizona 85082

azmuseums@gmail.com

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