August 2016
A monthly newsletter from the Arizona Commission on the Arts
Artist Research and Development Grant
Artist Research and Development Grants   
Application Deadline: Thursday, August 25, 2016 
Are you ready to apply for our Artist Research and Development Grant? To help prospective applicants prepare their best application, the Arts Commission has been offering tips, resources and inspiration. 

Online Information Session
You can now watch a recording of the online information session we presented on August 9. 

Inside the App
Each Wednesday, be sure to check-in to the Arts Commission website for new installments of Inside the App--a weekly step-by-step walk-through of the ARDG application, including insider insights and pro-tips from grant writing experts and past grantees. Click here  to check out the first four installments.
As we approach the August 25 deadline for our Artist Research and Development Grant (ARDG) we're catching up with some previous recipients in a video series called Perspectives
Alexandra Jimenez
Paul Nosa
Wendy Burk
Alex! Jimenez
"My years of work as a researcher opened my eyes to the creativity that lies behind the scientific method." 
"There are no mistakes; creating a line is a balance between intention and recognizing the possibilities in the moment."

Watch the video
Wendy Burk
"Place-based writing is a knowledge maker, a creator of new inquiry, and a creative research method in its own right." 

Watch the video
Professional Development Grants
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants
Professional Development Grants
To support professional growth and career development
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants
To enhance and support arts learning in schools

Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants
To support creative engagement for all ages

Call to Artists: Open Studios Tour  
Heart of Tucson Art  
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadline: September 1 & 14, 2016
Call to Artists: Heart of Tucson Art invites mid-town Tucson artists to participate in the fall Open Studio Tour, October 29-30.
2017 Residency Opportunities  
Location: Summer Lake, OR 
Deadline: September 1, 2016 
PLAYA, in south central Oregon, is a retreat for creative individuals who are committed and passionate about their work and who will benefit from time spent in a remote location. PLAYA offers seclusion and quiet in a natural environment and the opportunity for interaction, if desired, with a cohort of residents and the local rural community. A residency provides the time and space to create substantive work or to research and reflect upon one's creative or scientific processes.
Intercultural Leadership Institute  
Alternate Roots, First Peoples Fund, National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) and Pa'i Foundation  
Location: US
Deadline: September 13, 2016
The Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI) is a year-long rigorous personal and leadership development program for artists, culture bearers and other arts professionals. With the support of numerous colleagues, participants and allies throughout the arts & culture field, A pilot was hosted to test the underlying concepts of ILI in the fall of 2015 and now applications are being accepted for the first ILI cohort which will begin in 2017.
Grammy Foundation® Grant Program  
The Grammy Foundation  
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Letter of Inquiry Deadline: October 1, 2016 
The GRAMMY Foundation is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for the 2017 grant cycle. The Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of music and the recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.
Director of Marketing  
Desert Botanical Garden  
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: August 26, 2016 
The Desert Botanical Garden is a major cultural institution in the Phoenix metropolitan area with a multi-faceted mission: conservation, education, research and exhibition of desert plants. Seeking a Director of Marketing to lead the visioning and strategic planning process for the Marketing Department. 
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Artist Programs Manager 
This monthly online newsletter from the Arizona Commission on the Arts provides Arizona artists with relevant local, national and international opportunities, including announcements of agency programs and services, upcoming artist grant opportunities and application deadlines, and much more.

Job and Arts Opportunities listings on the website are maintained by Arts Commission staff and are not comprehensive. Questions regarding a listed opportunity should be directed to the corresponding contact person identified in the posting. 

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