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.

The 2014 Artist Research and Development Grant application period is now closed.



Artist Research and Development Grants

The Arts Commission provides assistance to individual artists through annual Artist Research and Development Grants (previously named Artist Project Grant). Artists from all disciplines can apply for funding up to $3,500. This program is designed to support research which deepens the artist’s craft and endeavors to advance the artist’s discipline, field of study, community of practice or broader community, as defined by the applicant. 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. Currently, the Arts Commission receives nearly 200 applications each year with funding available to grant approximately 10-12 awards.

Artist Research and Development Grant Guidelines

FY14 Artist Research and Development Grant Guidelines
Carefully review the Artist Research and Development Grant Guidelines in their entirety before beginning an application.

FY14 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 2009, contact the Arts Commission.

Artist Research and Development Grant Press Release 2014

Artist Research and Development Grant Press Release 2013

Artist Research and Development Grant Press Release 2012

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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