Scottsdale League for the Arts to Award $200,000 in Grants

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Mark Kitaoka and Tracy Martin
Arizona Theatre Company was one of 29 organiztions that received grants from the SLA in 2013. This is a still from its production of Xanadu.
Last year Arizona Theatre Company, Heard Museum, and 26 other arts organizations all had one thing in common. They were awarded grants in 2013 from the Scottsdale League for the Arts (SLA). Now the SLA, an organization which is best known for producing the annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival, is once again donating a hefty chunk of change to Valley nonprofits that focus on supporting arts and arts education.

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The SLA announced on Monday, June 23, that it would be handing out $200,000 in donations and grants to support local arts and art education programs beginning in September of 2014 and continuing through the arts season into 2015. Grants range anywhere from $1,000 to $15,000 and will be awarded to 501(c)(3) nonprofits throughout Maricopa County.

To be eligible for the proposed grants, organizations must submit an online grant application no later than Friday, August 8. The SLA has noted that it is open to accepting a wide variety of organizations so long as the funds being granted are applied directly to arts or art education in the Valley.

In addition to filling out an online grant application (hard copies will not be accepted), interested organizations must also submit their financial information to the Arizona Cultural Data Project. Preference will be given to organizations that aim to enrich arts education as well as the type of visual, culinary, and performing arts supported by the SLA.

For more information, visit www.leagueforthearts.org.

Editor's note: This post has been modified from its original version.

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