Why eGov? To assist individual artists

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 01/07/2005 - 19:30.

City of Phoenix offers support for local artists via ICE - Information Community Effectiveness. The following eNews from City Hall highlights "a new pilot grants program designed to assist individual artists living in Phoenix and working in all artistic disciplines." The focus is quite basic and low-level and low-cost - one could say negligible, in the big picture... $10,000 total... yet for individual artists this is a sign the city cares about their development and success. As NEO's Community Partnership for the Arts is now planning how to allocate $100,000s of dollars to artists, it is worth thinking so small with some of that money, to spread the wealth like in Phoenix...

The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture is pleased to announce a new pilot grants program designed to assist individual artists living in Phoenix and working in all artistic disciplines.

The Artist Career Development Grants program is designed to assist practicing, professional and emerging artists with specific professional development and skill building opportunities that advance their work and careers. Grant awards up to a maximum
of $1,000 will be made to support activities such as:

  • Attendance at workshops/festivals/conferences/institutes/short-courses/retreats/master
    classes/seminars that focus on an artistic or business aspect of the artist's
  • Fees for consultancies in an
    area of career development
  • Study with a mentor
  • Exposure of the artist's
    work to a broader public
  • Preparation of artist
    portfolios, work samples, marketing materials or websites
  • Participation in a
    performance or exhibition opportunity of significance

To be eligible for funding,
the applicant :

Must be a resident of the
City of Phoenix

Must be at least 18 years of

Applications will be
accepted beginning Monday, January 10, 2005 and the category will remain open
until all funds ($10,000 total) are expended.

The proposed grant funded
activity must conclude no later than June 30, 2005.

For more information and to
download an application form, please visit the Artist Career Development Grant
program online:


Dr. Dwight D. Walth

Director of Grants Services
and Community Initiatives

Phoenix Office of Arts and

Office: 602-495-0188

Fax: 602-262-6914

Dwight [dot] Walth [at] phoenix [dot] gov

Website: www.phoenix.gov/arts