TUCSON, AZ—The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Tucson announces the opening of the 2024 Night Bloom: Grants for Artists program. Organized by MOCA Tucson in partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Night Bloom: Grants for Artists program funds collaboratively-focused visual arts projects by individual artists and artist groups within Tucson and the broader Sonoran Desert region. Grant awards in amounts ranging from $3,500 to $7,500 will support efforts to create experimental and community-embedded opportunities for artistic exchange that engage with the region’s unique contexts and possibilities.


The 2024 Night Bloom: Grants for Artists program is open to all self-identifying visual artists and artist groups based in Pima County. The program seeks to support the greater Tucson area’s arts ecosystem through funds for publicly-accessible projects that include a strong visual arts focus to engage, activate, and share with their audience(s).


Applications will be accepted April 1, 2024 through May 10, 2024 at 11:59 pm MST. All eligible applications to the Night Bloom: Grants from Artists program will be reviewed by a panel of three independent arts and culture professionals that reflect a diversity of expertise, experience, and geographic location(s), with one panelist from Tucson, the Southwest region, and another from across the nation.


Night Bloom grant funds will be distributed to award recipients in July 2024 for projects occurring before June 2025. All grant materials are available in English and Spanish and applications can be completed in either language. Grant guidelines and the online application can be found on MOCA Tucson’s website: https://moca-tucson.org/2024-nightbloom-grants-for-artists.


Previous recipients of the Night Bloom: Grants for Artists project awards include: Art Extensions (Linda Chappel, Melanie Lenart, Seneca Ortega, and Aray Ramon); Barrio Blue Moon – Monument to the Future (Sharayah Jimenez); Black Arts Network (Alanna Airitam, Elizabeth Burden, Elizabeth Denneau); BorderLens SW; Chinese Chorizo Project (Feng-Feng Yeh); Chava Shapiro; Everybody; Expanded Landscape (Nazafarin Lotfi and Saretta Morgan); Inner Freq; My Body Is Built for the In Between Spaces (Aura Valdes and Sarah Maaske); Parallel H(ear) (Rebeca Bollinger, Patricio Coronado, and Gus Tomizuka); PUES MAG; Sketching the Senses: the Sonoran Series (Teresa Pereira, Melinda Englert, and Ai Nan); SNAG (School for New Art Geographies); Snakebite Creation Space (Geneva Foster Gluck and Racheal Rios); SPUNK by Tarp Queens (Zeena Karina, Piranha, and Chava Dreypuss); Tactile Cosmology (Amber Doe); Tucson Hip Hop Clinic (Monique Garcia and Ruben Dorame); Word of Mouth Print Space at the Blacklidge Community Collective (BCC); and VietNail (Anh-Thuy Nguyen).


For more information about the Night Bloom: Grants for Artists program, please contact Audrey Molloy at: audrey@moca-tucson.org.