Museum Association of Arizona


Grants and Fellowships


D-Backs Program Grants
Diamondbacks charities

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

Deadline: Open

Contact Maxine Royer at or 602-462-6573. 

Historic Preservation Fund (Save America’s Treasure)

National Park Service
Provides funds to preserve nationally significant historic properties and collections that convey the nation’s rich heritage to future generations of Americans.  These include properties listed as a National Historic Landmark; or listed in the National Register of Historic Places at the national level of significance; or a collection of national significance
Amount: $25,000 to $500,000
Deadline: December 3, 2018

Getty Foundation 
Keeping It Modern Architectural Conservation Grants
Planning grants support research and planning projects for significant 20th century buildings that involve practitioners from multiple disciplines and may include research of historical documentation; research on the historic fabric of the building; physical analysis and testing of original materials used in construction; the development and testing of technical solutions; and preparation of technical drawings, budget estimates, and schedules of work. 
Implementation grants support exceptional projects related to internationally recognized buildings that advance the conservation of modern architecture in significant ways and have the potential to serve as models for the conservation of other 20th century buildings. 
Deadline: December 3, 2018 (Letter of inquiry)

National Endowment for the Humanities
Collaborative Grants
Convening Grants: Fund conferences and working group meetings to sharpen the chosen research topic and discuss and plan subsequent publication.
Amount: $50,000  
Publication Grants: Advance projects toward completion of their publication goals. Publications can appear in traditional print or in digital form. Amount: $250,000
Archaeology Grants: Support projects that lead to publication.
Amount: $250,000
Deadline: December 5, 2018

Puffin Foundation West, Ltd. 
Social Justice Art Projects
Art projects by individuals or organizations that educate and inform the public on important, timely topics facing the country (and planet) that other organizations might hesitate to fund. The foundation gives special consideration to communities and school districts underserved by the arts. In 2019, the foundation will consider projects from individual artists and organizations working within the visual arts, dance, music, theater, photography, film/video, writing, poetry, and public interest platforms.
Amount: $550 to $2,500.
Deadline: December 8, 2018

Institute for Library and Museum Services

Museums for America

Supports projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. MFA has three project categories: Lifelong Learning; Community Anchors and Catalysts; Collections Stewardship and Public Access

Amount: $5,000–$250,000
December 14, 2018

Institute for Library and Museum Services

Museums Empowered

Supports staff capacity building projects that use professional development to generate systemic change within a museum

Amount: $5,000–$250,000
December 14, 2018

Institute for Library and Museum Services

National Leadership Grants for Museums

Projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can improve services for the American public. 

Amount: $5,000–$1,000,000
December 14, 2018 
Youth Garden Grants
Description: Supports school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities by any U.S. nonprofit, school, or youth program planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of 3 and 18 . 
Amount: $500 to $2,100.  
Deadline: December 17, 2018.  

AzAA Scholarship Program
Support of student internship. Projects need to be finite and concise, and not be a part of a larger ongoing project, so that interns can begin and complete one project in its entirety.
Amount: up to $1,000
Deadline: December 31, 2018
Contact Renee D. James, Internship Coordinator,

Kress Foundation 
Art Conservation Projects
Description: Supports projects related to the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era.. 
Deadline: January 15, 2019 

National Endowment for the Arts
Big Read

Description: Provides organizations with grants and comprehensive resources that support their efforts to inspire their community to read and discuss a single book or the work of a poet.
Amount: $5,000-$15,000
Deadline: January 24, 2019

Arizona Commission on the Arts
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants 
Supports partnerships that foster meaningful arts learning experiences in a variety of community settings for learners of any age. Community/social service organizations or governmental entities partnered with arts organizations or professional teaching artists are eligible to apply.
Deadline: January 31, 2019

Arizona Commission for the Arts
Professional Development Grants
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 residencies; workshops, institutes, fellowships. Learning activities must be structured and documentable. Applicants must make a compelling case as to why a particular learning activity was selected and how it will have a substantial impact on their work and/or community.
Amount: $500-$750
Deadline:  January 31, 2019

Council on Library and Information Resources
Recordings at Risk
Description: Supports the preservation of rare and unique audio and audiovisual content of high scholarly value through digital reformatting. 
Amount: $10,000 to $50,000 
Deadline: February 8, 2019

Terra Foundation
American Art Exhibitions
Supports exhibitions that enlarge the understanding and appreciation of historical American art made between 1500 and 1980.
Deadline: March 1, 2019

Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation
Arts Grants
Description: Supports direct costs for catalogues and other publications accompanying contemporary art exhibitions and projects, especially those supporting emerging and under-recognized artists, and produced by organizations outside the nation’s cultural centers.
Deadline: March 1, 2019 (Letter of Inquiry for April 15 deadline)

National Endowment for the Arts
Challenge America  
Description: For small and midsize organizations for projects that 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 (with 1:1 match)
Deadline: April 11, 2019

Arizona Humanities
Project Grant
Funds public programming across Arizona using the humanities to provide context, depth, and perspective to the Arizona experience and explore issues of significance to Arizonans. 
Amount: up to $10,000 
Deadline:  May 1, 2019 (Letter of Intent)

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Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902, Phoenix, Arizona 85082


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