The arts play a crucial role in all of our lives. This is why the Scottsdale League for the Arts is dedicated to supporting the arts and arts education programs throughout the Valley of the Sun. The League raises funds for the arts by hosting social events throughout the year. 100% of net event proceeds are donated to a wide range of non-profit arts organizations through the League’s grants program.

The primary source of grant funding is raised through the League’s signature event, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival. The festival is held annually in April and offers a variety of culinary experiences from the ultra-chic to casual. It has become a premier culinary event that attracts more than 30,000 people each year. In 2017, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival will celebrate its 39th year, making it the longest running culinary festival in the nation.




The deadline to submit the completed application and all necessary paperwork for 2016-17 grant consideration is Friday, August 5th at 5pm. The application cannot be saved for future access. We recommend filling out the answers in a MS Word document and copying them over for ease and security. Grantees will be announced in September.

Each summer Scottsdale League for the Arts donates 100% of net proceeds from the previous year s events through its grants program. These donations help fund a wide variety of non-profit arts organizations including art education programs, professional performing arts groups, children’s theatre and much more. The League has donated more than $4.3 million to the arts and art education programs in Arizona.