Opportunities & Events

Creating Opportunities

The Arizona Commission on the Arts provides Arizona’s arts community with year-round opportunities for professional and creative growth. This section of the website serves as a focal point for information about calls for artists, competitions, grant and residency opportunities, conferences, professional development and arts jobs.

Senkotsu (Mis)Translation Project by Denise Uyehara, Tucson, photo by Marchel Schaap

Each year, statewide Arts Commission-led workshops address practical topics such as sound business practices for individual artists, skills-building for teaching artists and classroom teachers, effective grantwriting practices and sustainability for organizations. In addition, The Arizona Commission on the Arts hosts the annual Southwest Arts Conference, which brings more than 500 Arizona arts professionals together for learning and networking. This conference has served the arts community for over 30 years and continues to evolve to serve the changing needs of the field.

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