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New Works (NW) Artist Project Grant

Grants to Tucson and Pima County, Arizona Individual Artists
and Collaboratives to Support Innovative Art Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona

Deadline Date:

04/08/19 11:59 PM


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Grants of $4,000 to Tuscon and Pima County, Arizona individual artists or artistic collaboratives for projects created locally in the areas of music and sound, emerging fields and performing arts. Emerging Fields can be defined as artworks created with new media technologies including – but not limited to – digital, virtual, internet, or interactive art. Projects must premier within Pima County Limits.

The New Works Grant provides support to individual artists that allows them to pursue creative projects or see their work in new light. It supports individual artists’ projects that meet the highest standards of excellence across a diverse spectrum of artistic disciplines. Creation activities must include the development and production of new art work and take an original and imaginative approach to content and form.

Award Disciplines
This cycle, applications will be open to the fields of Performing Arts, Music/Sound, and Emerging
Fields. Disciplines alternate each year, and support for the fields of Visual Arts, Film/Video/Moving Image, and Literature will be available in FY 2020-2021.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177598

Number of Grants:

Up to five awards.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards of $4,000 will be granted to selected projects.

Term of Contract:

- Project may begin before June 30, 2019 but must not premiere until after January 1, 2020.
- This grant funds project activity from June 30, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- You must be a working artist living in Tucson or Pima County.
- Project must premier within Pima County Limits.
- You must be an individual artist or artistic collaborative to apply.
- If you are a collaborative, you may list up to three (3) collaborators and one of you must be the main contact for this project. (See “Collaboratives” below for details.)
- Traditional artist or folklife practitioners working on new and innovative projects are welcome to apply. Please check the appropriate artistic discipline listed at the beginning of the application form.

The Arts Foundation accepts proposals for collaborative projects, including applications submitted by a collaborative or collective of artists. This does not include organizations which hold official 501(c)3 status. A “collaborator” or “collective member” is someone who is considered to be a co-owner of the project and a generative part of the team. This is not someone who provides services on a “work-forhire” basis. Please note that each artist/collaborator can apply with only one project in any single award year. Collaboratives must do the following:
- Each collaborative team may have up to three members in total, with a resume or C.V. uploaded for each collaborator.
- Collaborators should be named and their part in the creation of the work should be described in the narrative.

1. Applicants may not be part of the board, staff or be an ensemble member of an organization (e.g., theater company, art film house, etc.) where the work will be presented.
2. Non-profit organizations may not apply.
3. Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, who are taking ¼-time credit classes or more during the project timeline may not apply.
4. Artists who have delinquent final reports or projects from any past Arts Foundation award (formerly the Tucson Pima Arts Council) may not apply.
5. Artists who have been a recipient of the New Works Grant since the spring of 2017 are not eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Dates and Deadlines:
- Application opens: Friday, February 8, 2019
- Workshop and Information Session: Monday, February 25, 2019 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm - See the Workshop Powerpoint in Supporting Documents below.
- Application deadline: Monday, April 8, 2019, 11:59 pm

Applicants will receive notifications of funding decisions by Friday, May 31, 2019 and funds will be allocated for recipients’ use no sooner than June 28, 2019.

All applications must be completed online using

If you have questions about the application process or content of your proposal, staff can assist you up until three weekdays before the application deadline – Wednesday, April 3, 2019 (with a deadline of Monday, April 8, 2019). Please contact Natalia Gabrielsen, Program Coordinator.

Grant information and application:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online Application Portal:

If you encounter any problems with the online application platform, please reach out to the Submittable team at or (855) 467-8264.

Natalia Gabrielsen,
Program Coordinator,
(520) 624-0595.

Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona
Connect Coworking
33 South 5th Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85701

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona: City of Tucson and Pima County