State offers grants for nonprofit arts organizations and festivals


The Arizona Commission on the Arts will be in Kingman on Monday, February 11, to share information about their grants for nonprofit arts organizations and festivals.

The information session will be hosted by The Gallery in Kingman from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm.

An agency of the State of Arizona, the Arizona Commission on the Arts is currently accepting applications for two grant programs:

Community Investment Grants (CIG) provide unrestricted general operating support to nonprofit arts organizations of all sizes, local arts agencies, and tribal cultural organizations whose primary mission is to produce, present, teach, or serve the arts.

Festival Grants support organizations in their efforts to provide quality arts programming through festival activities and are awarded to assist with the costs of connecting artists (or their artistic work) with communities.

Past grantees in Mohave County include Kingman Center for the Arts, Lake Havasu Regional Orchestra, and Kingman Area Books are Magic Festival (KABAM!)

This year, the agency has introduced a streamlined and simplified Community Investment Grant application for small and new organizations.

“In redesigning the application, we considered the organizational structure, capacity, and potential of small, mostly volunteer-driven arts groups,” said Kristen Pierce Kent, Organizational Grants and Services Manager. “Rather than a one-size-fits-all application, this new application will allow smaller organizations to better and more easily tell the story of their work and its impact.”

More information about Community Investment Grants and Festival Grants can be found at

The grants information session will cover applicant eligibility, the application process, and tips on crafting a successful application. It is open to the public and free to attend.

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