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Welcome to the Arizona Commission on the Arts Website

The Arizona Commission on the Arts is an agency of the State of Arizona which provides grants, programs, services and leadership in support of arts and arts education programs. In partnership with arts organizations, schools, festivals and individual artists, we endeavor to celebrate Arizona’s diverse communities and rich cultural traditions, inspire creativity, grow local economies and enhance quality of life for all Arizonans.

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Organizations

Organizations look to the Arizona Commission on the Arts for grants and funding opportunities, accessible research materials, consultant services, quarterly field publications, and personalized service from professional staff.

Support is provided to programs across the arts spectrum, from community youth theatres to professional ballet companies, world renowned museums to local craft showcases, international prize-winning novelist lectures to classroom poetry slams.

To learn more, visit the Grants and Programs sections of the website.

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Arts Learning

The Arizona Commission on the Arts is committed to making the arts fundamental to education, in programs that serve students, teachers, teaching artists, arts specialists and administrators.

Arts Commission grants and programs support arts organizations and schools in their efforts to provide access to quality arts learning experiences statewide. The Arts Commission also provides a multitude of programs to enhance the skills of educators and teaching artists, to develop strategies and tools for teaching.

To learn more, visit the Arts Learning sections of the website.

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Individual Artists

The Arizona Commission on the Arts provides a wealth of programs and services to support the work of individual artists practicing in all creative disciplines across Arizona. To learn more, visit the Grants and Programs sections of the website.

Visit the Opportunities and Events section of the website to browse current opportunities for individual artists, including calls for artists, competition alerts, grant notices and residency solicitations.

For Teaching Artist resources, visit the Arts Learning sections of the website.

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