Museum Association of Arizona


Grants and Fellowships


D-Backs Program Grants
Diamondbacks charities

Description: For serving the people of Arizona.
Amount: $1,000-$5,000

Deadline: Open

Contact Maxine Royer at or 602-462-6573. 


Shell Grants
Royal Dutch Shell plc
Amount: Varies
Description:  Grant areas include major and cultural arts that promote access to underserved students and communities

Deadline: Open

Arizona Humanities

Mini Grant

Amount: up to $2000

Description: support innovative public programs that increase understanding of the human experience. Mini grants can be used for capacity building, program planning, and implementation. The goal of mini-grants is to foster the capacity-building of small organizations with limited funding, and encourage partnerships and collaboration between nonprofits.

Kress Foundation
Conservation Grants

Description: 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.
Amount: $7,000-$50,000
Deadline: January 15, 2018

Captain Planet Foundation
EcoTech Grants
Description:for projects that use innovation, nature-based design, and/or technology to address environmental problems in their communities. Projects should integrate environmental education with opportunities for children to solve real-world problems by using science practices and technology to help care for the environment. Projects may replicate successful models or create new and innovative approaches.
Amount: $2500
Deadline: January 15, 2018

American Association of University Women
Community Action Grants
Description: Provides funds to individuals, AAUW organizations, and local community-based nonprofit organizations (including universities) throughout the country for innovative programs that promote education and equality for women and girls. Special consideration is given to projects focused on K-14 women and girls’ achievements in science, technology, or math. One-year grants of $2,000 to $7,000 provide funds for community-based projects. Two-year grants of $5,000 to $10,000 provide start-up funds for new projects that address the particular needs of the community and develop girls' sense of efficacy through leadership or advocacy opportunities.
Deadline: January 15, 2018

American Association for State and Local History
Onsite Workshop Scholarships
Description: Recipients will receive registration fee reimbursement and a one year individual membership in AASLH.  Recipients are responsible for his/her own transportation, lodging, and meals. Recipients are also required to write one essay on their workshop experience for publication on Broadside, the AASLH blog.   
Deadline: January 19, 2018

National Endowment for the Arts
NEA Big Read

Description: Support is provided for dynamic community reading programs, each designed around a single NEA Big Read book selection.  
Amount: $5,000 to $15,000
Deadline: January 24, 2018.

UMAC (International Committee for University Museums and Collections) 
Travel Grants

Description: To attend joint UMAC/AAMG Conference in Miami FL June 21-24, 2018
Deadline: January 31, 2018

Commission on the Arts
Professional Development Grants  
Amount: $500 to $750
Description: Professional Development Grants (PDG) are designed to assist Arizona artists, arts administrators and arts educators with funding support for participation in professional development and skills-building activities which contribute to significant professional growth.  Learning activities include (but are not limited to) the following: Participation in conferences or symposia; Artist or administrator residencies; Training with mentors/master artists
Deadline: February 1, 2018

Terra Foundation
Exhibition Grants

Description: Supports exhibitions that increase the understanding and appreciation of historical American art (circa 1500–1980). The foundation has a particular interest in exhibitions that add an international dimension to the study or presentation of historical American art or take place in Chicago.
Deadline: March 1, 2018 (Letter of Inquiry)

J.M. Kaplan Fund 
Furthermore Program
Description: Supports nonfiction book publishing about the urban experience; natural and historic resources; art, architecture, and design; cultural history; and civil liberties and other public issues.   Grants may be used to support writing, research, editing, design, indexing, photography, illustration, and/or printing and binding.
Amount: $1,500 to approximately $15,000  
Deadline: March 1, 2018

Institute for Museum and Library Services
Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff

Description:  Support projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public.  Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff is a special MFA initiative with the goal of strengthening the ability of an individual museum to serve its public through professional development activities that cross-cut various departments to generate systemic change within the museum.   To support and empower museums of all sizes and disciplines in responding to the evolving needs of the museum profession and changes in their communities, this MFA special initiative has four project categories for professional development: Digital Technology; Diversity and Inclusion; Evaluation; Organizational Management.
Amount: $5,000-$250,000
Deadline: March 1, 2018

National Endowment for the Arts
Challenge America Fast-Track Grants
Description: Projects designed to extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations, including those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: April 12, 2018

Arizona Humanities
Project Grants
Amount: up to $10,000
Description: Support public programming across Arizona using the humanities to provide context, depth, and perspective to the Arizona experience and explore issues of significance to Arizonans.
Deadline:  May 1, 2018 (Letter of Intent) 

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