Organizations & Schools

Organizations and schools may apply to Arts Commission grant programs which support arts activities in urban and rural areas, preserve rich traditions of Arizona’s communities, impact student learning, and encourage participation in the arts by people of all ages and abilities.

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The Arts Commission provides assistance to individual artists through Artist Research and Development Grants. This highly competitive, prestigious grant offers artists project-related funding to support research and development leading to the creation of new works of art.

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Fast-Track Grants

Fast-Track Grants are available to organizations, individuals, artistic companies, schools and after-school programs. Fast Track Grants are reviewed semiannually and support applicants’ participation in professional development and consultative opportunities.

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Special Initiatives

Special funding initiatives provide additional grant opportunities to organizations, schools, or individual artists. Special initiative grants take many forms and may be offered throughout the year based on available Arts Commission funds.

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Resources for Recipients

In this area, current grant recipients can find information related to managing Arizona Commission on the Arts grants. Grantees may download Arts Commission logos, information about the grants process timeline, forms associated with grant payment claims and copies of award packet materials.

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