General Operating Support (GOS)

Postmark Deadline: November 6, 2014

The 2014-2015 GOS Quality of Life Grant is designed to sustain and grow the vitality of our non-profit arts and cultural sector by supporting the presentation, aesthetic advancement and engagement with art and culture in Tucson and Pima County.

 Eligibility – Who Can Apply

Non-profit 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.

o   All organizations must operate within the Tucson City Limits.

In addition:

  • 30% of its Board of Directors must reside in Tucson-Pima County.
  • 30% of its projects must be produced on an annual basis in Tucson-Pima County.
  • The organization must maintain an office presence with an address in Tucson-Pima County.
  • Applicants must have a history of programming within Tucson-Pima County for three consecutive years that includes the current year.
  • If you have been awarded a GOS grant in the last grant cycle (2013/2014) you must have sent in your last CDP report prior to applying for a 2014/2015 GOS Grant.

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

Most Current TPAC Funder Report from the Arizona Cultural Data Project
This year the Tucson Pima Arts Council is requesting a report from 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.


Borderlands Theater, one of 30 GOS 2013-2014 Grant Awardees.
Courtesy of Borderlands Theater. All rights retained.


GOS 2014-15 Grant Materials:

Postmark Deadline: November 6, 2014