Mission Statement

The mission of the Peoria Arts Commission is to enhance the quality of life in the community by fostering and supporting cultural opportunities for both local artists and the general public.

About the Peoria Arts Commission

The Peoria Arts Commission is a seven member commission. It is one of about 20 advisory boards and commissions appointed by the City Council. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:00 p.m. Meetings will move to the fourth Tuesday of every month starting with the August 2018 meeting. View Arts Commission Meeting Agendas and Minutes.


Latest Arts Commission News

Feb 28, 2019 - Artist Encounter and Public Input with Beth Nybeck
The City of Peoria hosted a community input and artist encounter event with sculptor, Beth Nybeck, on March 1st and 2nd, 2019. Beth will be incorporating the community input, about what family means to you, into her sculpture that will be installed at Paloma Community Park.

Download Event Flyer (PDF)

Jan 30, 2019 - 'Blooming Spire' Installation Completed
Following a dedication ceremony yesterday, the 50 foot tall sculpture by artist Jeff Zischke is officially completed. The finished artwork is installed near the Lake Pleasant Crossing Shopping Center, located at 25101 N. Lake Pleasant Pkwy. in Peoria, AZ.
Watch a video of Blooming Spire installation
Watch a video of Blooming Spire dedication


Peoria Arts Grant Program

The Peoria Arts Commission is pleased to announce the 2020 Arts Grant Program for non-profit Arts Organizations. The purpose of the grant program is to inspire, enhance and support the arts in the City of Peoria.

The Peoria Arts Commission will be awarding individual awards of up to $5000.

Applicants must meet all the eligibility requirements and submit a grant proposal application to be considered. The opening for the applications is January 31, 2019 and the deadline for submitting the application is April 2, 2019. Applicants must use our new online system at through our website at: https://cityofpeoriaaz.submittable.com

Grant Reporting from Award Recipients from our 2019 Art Grants must be submitted by April 1, 2019 to be eligible to apply for 2020 Art Grants. If you are unable to submit your final report by the deadline, please send a letter of anticipated submittal date and reason to Susan.Hardiman@peoriaaz.gov

Applicants will be notified of funding in August 2019 with awards to follow. If you have any questions about the application or the granting procedures, contact Susan Hardiman, Arts Coordinator 623-773-5254 Susan.Hardiman@peoriaaz.gov

If you have technical issues while using the Submittable application platform, please contact: support@submittable.com

View 2018/2019 Arts Grant Program Recipients

We look forward to your submissions!

FY 2020 Arts Grant Timeline
Online Announcement January 31, 2019
Grant Online Application April 2, 2019
Panel Review April 2019
Arts Commission Review May 2019
Council Meeting June 2019
Awards Announcement August 2019
Final Reports Due from Award Recipients April 1, 2020

 


Volunteer in the Arts

Apply online to be an Arts Volunteer


Helpful Art Links

Americans for the Arts
The Western States Arts Federation
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Arizona Citizens Action for the Arts
West Valley Arts Council
West Valley Art Museum
Theater Works
Arizona Broadway Theatre
Peoria Fine Arts Association (PFAA)


Contact

Susan Hardiman, Arts Coordinator
623-773-5254  |  Susan.Hardiman@peoriaaz.gov

André Licardi, Arts Coordinator
623-773-5193  |  Andre.Licardi@PeoriaAz.gov

Marylou Stephens, Arts & Theater Manager
623-773-7968  |  Marylou.Stephens@peoriaaz.gov

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