General Operating Support (GOS)

The 2013-2014 GOS Asset Building grant is designed to sustain and grow the cultural vitality of our non-profit arts and cultural sector by prompting creative thinking and long-term organizational sustainability efforts.


Eligibility – Who Can Apply

All applications must be initiated by a Tucson, Pima County-based organization or a two-city organization that fulfills the following requirements: at least 30% of the board must represent Tucson, Pima County; 30% of projects must be produced on an annual basis in Tucson, Pima County; and an office presence must be maintained with an address in Tucson, Pima County. No exceptions will be made.

  • Organizations with nonprofit corporation status.
  • Organizations whose primary focus is to provide art programs and/or services that are open and accessible to the citizens of Tucson and Pima County.
  • Organizations must have a three-year programming history in Tucson, Pima County (including the current year), documentation of a successfully completed project, and an operating budget for the previous and current fiscal year.
  • Organizations are required to have paid professional staff based on the size of the annual budget:
    • budget over $100,000: at least one full-time paid professional staff
    • budget between $50,000 and $100,000: at least one part-time paid professional staff
    • organizations with budgets under $50,000 can use volunteer support

Chax Press, one of 30 GOS Grant Awardees. Courtesy of Chax Press. All rights retained.

Mid-year Report:

Most Current TPAC Funder Report from the Arizona Cultural Data Project
Deadline: May 30, 2014

This year the Tucson Pima Arts Council is requesting a current of each GOS grant recipients most current fiscal data contained in a TPAC Funder Report. If you need assistance generating a TPAC Funder Report please contact the help desk at The Arizona Cultural Data Project.

The Arizona CDP Help Desk is open from 9am-8pm ET, Monday-Friday.

The Tucson Pima Arts Council’s Grants Program will post a new grant for non-profit arts and cultural organizations in the Fall of 2014. Thank you for your patience.