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for Educational Arts Programming

Lifelong Arts Engagement (LAE) Grant

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Arizona Commission on the Arts

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Grants of up to $7,500 to Arizona nonprofit organizations and government agencies for arts education activities in a range of community settings for adult participants. Funding is intended to support projects and programs that include, but are not limited to using creative expression to improve the quality of life for older adults (Creative Aging), intergenerational projects, and/or providing sequential hands-on learning in, through, or about the arts for adult learners.

Grant funds may be used for any of the following (this list is not comprehensive):

  • Artist, consultant, and other fees
  • Administrative costs related to the project
  • Materials or supplies
  • In-state travel costs
  • Technology
  • Documentation
  • Evaluation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180619

Estimated Size of Grant:

$5,000 - $7,500

Term of Contract:

- Cycle A: July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023
- Cycle B: January 1, 2023 - June 30, 2023

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Arizona nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt status or units of government working with adult learners of any age and/or intergenerational programming. Unincorporated organizations who are otherwise eligible may apply with a nonprofit fiscal sponsor.

Eligible organizations include adult day centers, assisted living facilities, arts and cultural organizations, community-based service organizations, libraries, neighborhood centers, parks and recreation departments, retirement communities, rehabilitation centers, social service organizations, university/college departments, and more. Unincorporated organizations may apply through a registered nonprofit fiscal sponsor.

Grant funds cannot be used for any projects, or days of a project, that take place before the start date of the cycle in which they are submitted, and/or after the end of the fiscal year (June 30, 2023).

For information about funding restrictions, see:

Pre-Application Information:

Cycle A:
- Application Deadline: April 7, 2022
- Grant review panels convened: May 2022 (dates and times TBA)
- Grantees notified: July 1, 2022
- For projects taking place between July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023.

Cycle B:
- Application Deadline: September 15, 2022
- Grant review panels convened: November 2022 (dates and times TBA)
- Grantees notified: December 12, 2022
- For projects taking place between January 1, 2023 - June 30, 2023

An applicant may submit only one application per cycle, and may receive only one Lifelong Arts Engagement Grant per fiscal year. For additional information, see:

School-based projects, or partnerships with schools or school districts are not eligible for a Lifelong Arts Engagement Grant.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Primary Staff Contact:
Elisa Radcliffe
Arts Learning Manager
Phone: (602) 771-6528

For questions regarding the Submittable online sub- mission platform:
Phone: (855) 467-8264, ext. 2

Arizona Commission on the Arts
417 West Roosevelt Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85003-1326

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona

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