Grants for Artists

The Arizona Commission on the Arts provides assistance to individual artists working in a variety of disciplines through Artist Research and Development Grants and Professional Development Grants for Individuals.


Artist Research and Development Grants

The application period for 2015 Artist Research and Development Grants is now open.

Application Deadline: 11:59pm Thursday, September 18, 2014 

The Arts Commission provides assistance to individual artists through annual Artist Research and Development Grants. Artist Research and Development Grants are designed to support individual artists from all disciplines. The purpose of this grant is to support the advancement of artistic research, aid in the development of artistic work and recognize the contributions individual artists make to Arizona’s communities. Artist Research and Development Grants are made to practicing artists who demonstrate strong, original work that impacts both their own artistic practice and the broader community, as defined by the artist. The Distinguished Merit Award recognizes a particularly outstanding project with additional funding support in the amount of up to $2,500 to one Artist Research and Development Grant recipient.

Artist Research and Development Grant Guidelines

Download ARDG GuidelinesFY15 Artist Research and Development Grant Guidelines
Carefully review the Artist Research and Development Grant Guidelines in their entirety before beginning an application.

FY15 Artist Research and Development Grant Budget Form

Artist Research and Development Grant Press Releases

For information about Artist Research and Development Grants awarded prior to fiscal year 2014, contact the Arts Commission.

Artist Research and Development Grant Press Release 2014

Professional Development Grants

The Arts Commission provides assistance to individual artists through Professional Development Grants. Professional Development Grants provide funding support for participation in artistic development and skills building activities or opportunities that contribute to professional growth and career development.

Visit the Fast-Track Grants page for more information or to apply for a Professional Development Grant.

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