Foundation / Corporation
Arizona Commission on the Arts and Arizona Community Foundation (ACF)
Grants starting at $500 to Arizona artists, teaching artists, and arts administrators for a one-time opportunity that will have a substantial impact on their artistic work and professional life. Funding is intended to support and promote individuals in the arts sector at important stages of their careers, as they they continue to develop their professional and creative work.
Artists may work in all disciplines and be at any stage of their career. An arts administrator is any individual who works to create, develop, facilitate, manage, and evaluate arts and cultural programs and organizations. Arts administrators may be serving as full or part-time staff, full or part-time volunteers, and/or board members with an organization, but organization affiliation is not a requirement. A teaching artist is a practicing professional artist with the complementary skills and sensibilities of an educator, who engages people in learning experiences in, through, and about the arts. Teaching artists may work in long term or short-term residencies in classrooms or in a community setting or may lead program development through involvement in curricular planning and residencies with school or community partners.
For artists, proposed opportunities may be self-generated or by invitation and must have potential for significant impact in one of these three categories:
For arts administrators opportunities may be self-generated or by invitation and must have potential for significant impact in development of new skills and/or broadening your network. Eligible opportunities may include participation in activities like workshops, master classes, training, conferences, institutes, etc., which develop new administrative skills; consultations with experts in fields related to your area of desired learning or development; formal or informal mentorship; other professional development opportunities that introduce you to new people and resources that can help advance your work. The opportunity should not duplicate previous work or experiences, but should represent a new and exciting professional endeavor. Funds may be used for travel necessary to engage in the opportunity; registration fees, lodging, and consultation fees.
For teaching artists, Proposed opportunities may be self-generated or by invitation and must have potential for significant impact in one or more of these two categories:
GrantWatch ID#: 185308
The number of grants awarded is dependent upon the amount of funds available.
- Artists may request between $500 and $1,500 in funding.
- Arts administrators may request between $500 and $1,000 in funding.
- Teaching artists may request between $500 and $1,000 in funding.
Eligible project activities must take place between September 18, 2019 and June 30, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online (artists): https://azarts.submittable.com/submit/143347/oga20-fiscal-year-2020-opportunity-grant-for-artists
Apply online (arts administrators): https://azarts.submittable.com/submit/148827/ogaa20-fiscal-year-2020-opportunity-grant-for-arts-administrators
Apply online (teaching artists): https://azarts.submittable.com/submit/148321/ogta20-fiscal-year-2020-opportunity-grant-for-teaching-artists
Primary Staff Contact:
Anna Needham (Red Lake Ojibwe), Artist Programs Coordinator
Phone: (602) 771-6526
Brad DeBiase, Programs and Grants Coordinator
Phone: (602) 771-6534
Elisa Radcliffe, Arts Learning Manager
Phone: (602) 771-6528
Submittable Technical Support:
(855) 467-8264, ext. 2
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