MAY 2017
A monthly newsletter from the Arizona Commission on the Arts
2018 Artist Research and Development Grants
Deadline: August 24, 2017  
The application period for Artist Research and Development Grants is now open. This highly-competitive grant program awards up to $5,000 to Arizona artists practicing in a variety of artistic disciplines in support of research and development leading to the creation of new works of art. 

Workshops and Information Sessions 
To help you prepare your application, the Arts Commission will present online information sessions and host in-person grantwriting workshops throughout the summer leading up to the application deadline. 

Online Information Sessions 
During a live webinar-style presentation, Arts Commission staff will walk potential applicants through the ARDG guidelines while offering tips and resources for successful grantwriting. Shortly after the live presentation, a recording will be posted to this page.  

May 26, 2017, 10:30 am
July 20, 2017, 3:30 pm

Competitive Grantwriting Workshops 
Free workshops designed to help artists craft superior grant applications will be offered throughout the state. Whether you're an emerging artist just learning the ropes or a seasoned pro looking to polish your presentation, this workshop covers the fundamentals while offering an insiders perspective on what funders and review panelists are looking for in a grant application. Using the Arts Commission's Artist Research and Development Grant as a model, participants will learn the essential components of a strong application as they play the role of reviewers in a mock grant review panel.

June 14, 2017, 5:00 pm
Coconino Center for the Arts
June 16, 2017, 5:30 pm
Littlewood Fine Art & Community Co-Op
Jul 29, 2017, 10:00 am
Date, time, and location
to be determined.
Cultural Memory
Cultural Memory: Celebrating Wisdom Through Story
May 22, 2017 | Phoenix
Join the Arizona Commission on the Arts at Grand Central Coffee Company in downtown Phoenix for an evening of story sharing from Lakota performer Charlene O'Rourke and an introduction to Anne Basting's new storytelling project. With host Liz Warren, South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute Director This event is free and open to the public.

Participation and community sharing encouraged.

Master-Apprentice Award Program | Southwest Folklife Alliance
Deadline: May 22, 2017
This year Southwest Folklife Alliance (SFA) will make 8 awards to pairs of Arizona-based artists/tradition bearers: at $2,500 for the Master along with $500 to an emerging artist/tradition bearer engaged in learning and transmission of traditional knowledge. The pair should anticipate working together for one year.  

Sedona Art Prize
Sedona Art Prize International Online Painting Contest
Deadline: May 31, 2017
The Sedona Art Prize is an international online juried painting contest open to painters world wide over 18 years of age. In addition to monthly and year-end cash prizes, the Grand Prize winner will also be offered the opportunity for a 2 week residency in Sedona, Arizona through the Sedona Arts Center (to be completed in 2018). Paintings must be created using traditional, physical media such as oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, and mixed media. All painting styles accepted: representation and non-representational. 

Contemporary Mural  

Summer 2017 Submissions  
The Matador Review  
Location: International
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Alternative art and literature magazine is seeking submissions for publication. Poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction, inviting all unpublished literature written in the English language (and translations that are accompanied by the original text) as well as many forms of visual art.
SAVVY Professional Development Workshops   
City of Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Dates: May 17 & May 23
The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture has partnered with Volunteer Legal Assistance for Artists, and Xico arts organization to offer the Spring 2017 SAVVY workshops. These are tailored to small, emerging, and/or grassroots arts and culture organizations and artists, but we encourage all those interested to attend. 

Artist Residency Program in Upstate NY   
The Artlink Artist Forward Fund (TAAFF) Program  
Artlink Inc.
Location: Phoenix, AZ 
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Artlink Inc. is now accepting applications from emerging Arizona-based artists for its inaugural grant program: The Artist Forward Fund (TAFF). The deadline for applications is midnight May 31, 2017 Mountain Standard Time (MST). The selected grant recipient will receive a $500 grant and/or the opportunity for an exhibition facilitated by Artlink. Additionally, members of the AAC will provide mentorship to selected artist(s).
Visual Arts Grants  
Robert Lehman Foundation  
Location: New York, NY 
Deadline: September 1, 2017
Grants are made on an individual basis to museums, arts organizations, educational institutions and other cultural organizations with the goal of enhancing the role of the visual arts within American and world culture. Within these broad parameters, the Foundation is open to a wide range of projects from art education programs, museum exhibitions and outreach to art history lectureships and scholarly publications.
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Gabriela Muñoz 
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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