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Art Sponsorship Program

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Avondale Municipal Art Committee Art Sponsorship Program

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Arts Enrichment Grant Opportunities


Non-profit agencies and educational organizations are invited to apply for the City of Avondale’s Art Sponsorship Program. 


The program, offered for the first time through the Avondale Municipal Art Committee, provides funding to non-profit or educational organizations to support and enhance arts education and activities in Avondale.  Successful applicants could be awarded up to $1,000 for art enrichment programs, special events or community projects that serve the Avondale community.


The Avondale Municipal Art Committee, formed in 2005 to advise the City Council on matters pertaining to public art in Avondale, has set aside $5,000 annually from its operating budget to fund the arts sponsorship program to support art programs and activities offered by local schools and non-profit agencies.  In addition to public art installations, the committee also funds an annual scholarship contest, the Mayor Marie High School Art Contest, to encourage budding artists to pursue higher education opportunities.


Details on Avondale Art Sponsorship Program, including qualifications and the application form below.  One electronic copy of the application and required attachments should be submitted. Applications and required attachments should be submitted with the application. 


For questions regarding the guidelines, requirements or application process, please contact the Public Art Office at 623-333-2787 or by email at

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The Municipal Art Committee's Art Sponsorship Program (the “Program”) provides funding and in-kind services to non-profit organizations or educational  organizations for programs and events that provide art enrichment opportunities to Avondale residents. Program funds will be awarded each fiscal year. Fiscal years begin July 1 and ends June 30. Organizations that meet the following eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.

1. Applicants must be a non-profit organization or an education focused organization. Non-profits must provide evidence of their tax-exempt status in the form of a determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service. Educational organizations must provide relevant documentation.

2. Applicants must provide direct services that provide art enrichment opportunities for Avondale residents. Special events, community projects or programs shall have an emphasis on art education and shall not involve any political or religious themes. The special event, community project, or program funded shall serve as a benefit to the City of Avondale community as a whole.

3. Applicants shall not have received other funds, grants or in-kind services from the City for the proposed special event, community project or program.

4. Special events, community projects or programs must be held within the City of Avondale. Limited exceptions to this requirement may be made on a case-by-case basis and at the sole discretion of the City. If an applicant intends to hold a proposed event outside the City of Avondale, the applicant must indicate the intention and justification in the application.

5. Applicants that receive sponsorship funds or in-kind services shall recognize the City and its departments, as applicable, as a sponsor. In no event shall the recognition of City funds or in-kind services be less than that provided to other sponsors who have contributed the same total
financial or in-kind support.

6. Applicants must not discriminate on the grounds of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition including the medical condition of  Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or any condition related thereto, marital status, sex, or sexual orientation. Applicants must agree to conform to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

7. Applicants that received previous funding must be current in their reporting. Timely and accurate submission of reporting will be taken into consideration.

8. Maximum amount of an award, per applicant, will not exceed $1,000.