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Posted on: March 22, 2021

City opens application process for Arts & Culture Grant Program


The city is accepting applications for a new Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission-led grant program that intends to assist community organizations that are pursuing arts and cultural events or activities that benefit City of Surprise residents.

The Commission set aside up to $10,000 for FY2021-2022 for the Arts & Culture Grant Program in an effort to support qualified local programs and events and to further the Commission’s mission to spur cultural growth in Surprise.

To be considered, applicants must be a 501(c)3 organization or partner with a 501(c)3 verified agency. The maximum award per applicant is $10,000. According to program guidelines, funds are distributed by reimbursement through an invoice process. The disbursement of funds is subject to final approval by the Surprise City Council. 

The application, program details, and eligibility requirements are available online at

Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 23, 2021 and should be addressed to:

Human Service & Community Vitality
Attention: Karina Caraveo
City of Surprise
16000 N. Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374

A pre-application meeting that will include information about the program and the application process will be held on Wednesday, March 31, at 2:00 p.m. via Webex.  Registration is required.  Please contact Karina Caraveo at to enroll.

For more information, please contact Karina Caraveo at 623.222.3243 or

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