Applications are now closed. The next application cycle opens in 2023.


Congratulations to the 2021 Night Bloom: Grants for Artists awardees!

  • Alanna Airitam, Elizabeth Burden, and Elizabeth Denneau
  • BorderLens/SW
  • Everybody
  • Inner Freq: Angelica Lopez and Jorge Bojorquez, with Victor Valencia
  • Nazafarin Lotfi and Saretta Morgan
  • Alyx Lunada with BCC Tucson
  • SNAG (School of New Art Geographies): Erik Schmahl and Susanna Battin + more
  • Chava Shapiro with Molly Block, Dr. Maxwell Greenberg, Nika Kaiser, and ancestors both named and unnamed
  • Feng-Feng Yeh

This year’s Night Bloom grant recipients were selected for their experimental and collaboratively-focused approaches that serve to enhance the cultural ecosystems within the greater Tucson area.

Night Bloom grants were selected by a panel of three jurors who reviewed more than 100 competitive applications. This year’s jurors were: Nicole Miller, Artist; Alana Hernandez, Executive Director & Curator, CALA Alliance ; and Kevin Holden, Programs Assistant, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art.

We can’t wait to see these projects come to fruition – stay tuned for updates and more information about each project!

About 2021 Night Bloom: Grants for Artists 

2021 Night Bloom: Grants for Artists was organized by MOCA Tucson in partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to distribute $60,000 in grants for artist-organized projects in amounts ranging from $5,000 – $7,500. 

Night Bloom is a project-specific award designed to support under-the-radar, experimental, and collaboratively-focused visual art projects. Awards support artists making public-facing work that exist beyond the reach of traditional structures, and engage in the unique contexts and possibilities of the greater Tucson area and the Sonoran Desert.

About The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts’ Regional Regranting Program

The Regional Regranting Program was established in 2007 to recognize and support the movement of independently organized, public-facing, artist-centered activity that animates local and regional art scenes but that lies beyond the reach of traditional funding sources. The program is administered by non-profit visual art centers across the United States that work in partnership with the Foundation to fund artists’ experimental projects and collaborative undertakings.

The 32 regranting programs provide grants of up to $10,000 for the creation and presentation of new work. Programs are developed and facilitated by organizations in Alabama, Albuquerque, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Knoxville, New Orleans, Newark, Oklahoma, Omaha, Philadelphia, Tucson (AZ), Portland (OR), Portland (ME), Providence, Raleigh & Greensboro (NC), Saint Louis, San Francisco, San Juan, PR, Seattle, and Washington D.C. 


Night Bloom: Grants for Artists is made possible by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.