Act One Receives Wavemaker Grant from the City of Tempe
The City of Tempe announced last week the recipients of some of its arts grants, and it’s the largest pool ever awarded.
38 nonprofit organizations and artist collectives received $257,396 in this first round. Another $42,400 will be distributed through other grant categories in the Fall.
“This fiscal year, the Tempe City Council supported a 50% increase in Community Arts grant funding, totaling $300,000,” Brendan Ross, Deputy Community Services Director for Arts and Culture, said in a statement. “This new level of investment is significant to artists and organizations who have endured upheaval as a result of COVID-19, and will advance goals to ignite creative vibrancy, support capacity building, and grow community connections.”
The city gave out Wavemaker arts grants, which are available to nonprofit organizations providing inclusive arts and culture programming for up to $10,000, and Vibrant City arts grants, which are given to artist collectives, cultural groups, LLCs, and nonprofit organizations providing inclusive arts and culture programming for up to $2,500.
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