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A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE ARIZONA COMMISSION ON THE ARTS

24 Arizona artists awarded Research & Development Grants

This week the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced the 24 recipients of Research & Development (R&D) Grants for 2021. Awarded through a competitive application and review process, these $5,000 grants support Arizona artists as they work to advance their artistic practice, expand their creative horizons, and deepen the impact of their work.

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Ready to apply for your own R&D Grant?

Apply Now! Research & Development Grants for Artists

The Arizona Commission on the Arts is now accepting applications for 2022 Research & Development (R&D) Grants! R&D Grants provide up to $5,000 in funding support to Arizona artists as they work to advance their artistic practice, expand their creative horizons, and deepen the impact of their work.

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Who’s it For?

Artists working in any discipline who live and work in Arizona. Whether you’re just getting started or you have already experienced many career successes, the R&D Grant is available to help you take your artistic practice to the next level, including:


  • exploration of new techniques
  • experimentation with new materials or technologies
  • creation of new work
  • development of new strategies for engaging your community of practice


Award Amount

Applicants may request a minimum of $3,000 and a maximum of $5,000.

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Download the Grant Guidelines

Online Information Session

Leading up to the application due date, the Arizona Commission on the Arts will present webinar-style information sessions and workshops to help prospective applicants in preparing competitive applications. The first of these sessions will provide an overview of the Research & Development Grant application, eligibility requirements, and review process.

R&D Grant Info Session

Thursday, June 3, 2021

5:00 – 6:00 pm

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OPPORTUNITIES

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Master-Apprentice Award

Southwest Folklife Alliance

Deadline: July 1, 2021

The Master-Apprentice Artist supports a master artist or tradition bearer to work with a qualified apprentice (or group of apprentices) to engage in a teaching-learning relationship that includes one-on-one mentorship and hands-on experience. Funds can be used to help cover artist fees, offset costs of raw materials, and support any travel essential to the exchange.

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Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

US Small Business Administration

Deadline: Until funds are exhausted

SVO Grants are available to

  • Live venue operators
  • Theatrical producers
  • Live performing arts organization operators
  • Relevant museum operators
  • Motion picture theater operators

Eligible applicants may qualify for grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue.

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CALLS FOR ARTISTS

Open Call | 2022 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Dance

The Vilcek Foundation

Location: New York

Deadline: June 11, 2021, at 5pm ET

The Vilcek Foundation will award three Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise of $50,000 each to young, immigrant artistic directors, choreographers, and performers who demonstrate outstanding early achievement in dance.

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Repair Culture Open Call

Murze

Location: AZ

Deadline: June 18, 2021

Repair Culture - Open Call

Kick start a new wave of repair culture. This project is a chance to launch experimentation and exploration into the potential of embracing repair culture in artistic practice.

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ARTiculAction 2021 | Open Call for Artists, 16th Edition

ARTiculAction

Location: Phoenix, AZ, San Franciso,CA and London (UK)

Deadline: June 25, 2021

ARTiculAction is seeking artists to be featured in the their Biennial Edition: the mission of ARTiculAction is to promote artists and connect them with curators and gallerists as well as with buyers and art lovers.

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Rigel 2021 | Call for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, or Art

Sunspot Literary Journal

Location: Online

Deadline: June 30, 2021

Sunspot Lit is looking for the single piece of writing, art, or poetry that outshines the rest.

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ON Stage Season Preview Guide Art Contest

ON Media

Location: Phoenix and Tucson, AZ

Deadline: July 1, 2021

ON Media is now accepting artwork for the cover of their annual ON Stage Season Preview Guide for both Phoenix and Tucson. Arizona artists are encouraged to apply.

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Call for entry opens for The Innsbruck Nature Film Festival (INFF)

The Innsbruck Nature Film Festival (INFF)

Location: Online

Deadline: July 15, 2021

The Innsbruck Nature Film Festival (INFF) springs into spring with the Call for Entry to submit films for the 20th edition of the internationally renowned festival. The period for applications is 31 March to 15 July 2021 for films dealing with topics of nature, the environment and sustainability.

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Call For Entries | Abandoned: Time and Place, Louisville Photo Biennial 2021

The Chateau Gallery

Location: Louisville, KY

Deadline: August 1st, 2021, 11:59 PM EST

The Chateau Gallery is now accepting submissions for Abandoned: Time and Place. This exhibition is open to photographers only. All traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome.

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Aesthetica Art Prize

Aesthetica Magazine

Location: United States

Deadline: August 31, 2021

The Aesthetica Art Prize is an annual showcase of some of the most exciting artists practicing today. It is a critically acclaimed event and has played a major role in developing artists’ careers over the past decade. The Main Prize is £5,000 and the Emerging Award is £1,000.

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Call for Work | Art Quilts XXVI: Stitching Stories

Vision Gallery

Location: Chandler, AZ

Deadline: September 13, 2021 Midnight MST

Vision Gallery is seeking entries for our annual Art Quilts exhibition. Regardless of whether the narrative lies in the imagery of the quilt, the process in which you made it, or or the significance of design, we want to see your story quilts.

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Call for Exhibit Proposal

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

Location: Tucson, AZ

Deadline: October 31, 2021

Miniature artisans, model makers and artists working in miniature residing in Tucson or the surrounding area are invited to submit a proposal to display their work in The Mini Time Machine Museum’s Community Corner in 2022.

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COMPETITIONS

2021 Arizona Mystery Writers Annual Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest

Arizona Mystery Writers

Location: Southwest States

Deadline: July 1, 2021

2021 Arizona Mystery Writers Annual Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest. Opens February 1. Deadline is July 1. $15 entry fee. Southwest writers only (Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, California, Colorado).

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Pitch Night Arizona

ArtWins Arizona

Location: Arizona

Deadline: June 13, 2021

Arizona artists are invited to submit proposals for a featured outdoor installation at 50 Monroe, in Grand Rapids, Michigan at ArtPrize 2021.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Ignite: Business & Nonprofits | Pima County Public Library

Pima County Public Library

Location: Pima County, AZ

Deadline: Ongoing

Pima County Public Library offers services for businesses and nonprofits. Visit IGNITE for access to the Library's free online resources and collections that will help your nonprofit succeed. Offers boot camp sessions and workshops.

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Arizona Economic Recovery Center | Local First Arizona

Local First Arizona

Location: Arizona

Deadline: Ongoing

The Arizona Economic Recovery Center aggregates federal, state, municipal, Tribal, and foundation funding opportunities into easy-to-read templates to distill information and help small nonprofit organizations—including arts organizations—access criitical investments supporting relief and recovery.

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Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust is now recruiting candidates for the 2021 class of Piper Fellows

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

Location: Arizona

Deadline: September 1, 2021

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust is now recruiting candidates for the 2021 class of Piper Fellows. The Piper Fellows program offers social profit leaders in Maricopa County the opportunity to design professional development sabbaticals that support.

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EMERGENCY FUNDING

Artist Relief Grants Resume

Artist Relief

Location: United States

Deadline: June 23, 2021

Artist Relief is resuming from March 8 to June 23. Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19.

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Emergency Grants | Foundation for Contemporary Arts

Foundation for Contemporary Arts

Location: New York, NY

Deadline: Ongoing

Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad.

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Emergency Grants | Dramatist Guild Foundation

Dramatist Guild Foundation

Location: National

Deadline: Ongoing

DGF provides emergency financial assistance to individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters in dire need of funds due to severe hardship or unexpected illness.

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Emergency Financial Assistance | The Actors Fund

The Actors Fund

Location: National

Deadline: Ongoing

Emergency financial assistance is available for people who are unable to pay their basic living expenses (food/housing/health care) over the next two months. We ask that if you have the resources to cover that period, please wait to apply.

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GRANTS AND FUNDING

Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant

Andy Warhol Foundation | Creative Capital

Location: United States

Deadline: May 19, 2021

The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, administered by Creative Capital, supports emerging and established writers who write about contemporary visual art.

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Wavemaker Arts Grant | City of Tempe

City of Tempe

Location: Tempe, AZ

Deadline: May 24, 2021 @ 11:59 p.m.

The City of Tempe is accepting grant applications for the Wavemaker Arts Grant. Available to non-profit organizations providing inclusive arts and culture programming in Tempe. (up to $10,000)

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Vibrant City Arts Grant | City of Tempe

City of Tempe

Location: Tempe, AZ

Deadline: May 24, 2021 @ 11:59 p.m.

The City of Tempe is accepting applications for the Vibrant City Arts Grant. The grant is available to artist collectives, cultural groups, LLCs and non-profit organizations providing inclusive arts and culture programming in Tempe. (up to $2500)

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Project Creosote | stART to HEAL Grant for Creatives

Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona

Location: Southern Arizona

Deadline: May 27, 2021 (11:59 PM, Arizona Time)

The Project Creosote: stART to Heal Grant for Creatives from the Arts Foundation awards funds through two tracks of support — Community Impact and Artist Development — and is available to individuals, collectives, and co-ops in Southern Arizona.

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Innovate Grants for Artists + Photographers

Innovate Grant

Location: Online

Deadline: June 10, 2021 11:59pm PST

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2021 Cycle. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer.

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Artist Grants | Pollock-Krasner Foundation

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.

Location: New York, NY

Deadline: Ongoing

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation's dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation's mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time.

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JOBS

Lecturer of Art Foundations

Northern Arizona University

Location: Flagstaff, AZ

Deadline: May 19, 2021

Lecturers oversee four courses per semester and join their colleagues in other activities in support of the department and academic program throughout the year. 

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Executive Administrative Assistant/Office Manager

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Deadline: Open until filled

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation seeks an Executive Administrative Assistant/Office Manager to provide responsive, dependable administrative support to the CEO and COO.

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Welder, Chaser, Metal Artisans for Sculpture Production

Bollinger Atelier

Location: Tempe and Mesa, AZ

Deadline: Open until filled

Bollinger Atelier is a World Class art foundry and fabricator providing complete design and production services to artists, architects, and designers worldwide.

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Director of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations

Arizona Opera

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Deadline: Open until filled

Arizona Opera is seeking an energetic and inspired Director of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations (Director) to join its senior management team.

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Arts Education Specialist | Lead Instructor, Visual Arts

Mesa Arts Center

Location: Mesa, AZ

Deadline: May 20, 2021

An Arts Education Specialist is responsible for planning, developing, and instructing a variety of fine art media classes (example: design, painting/printmaking/photography.) for youth and adults; providing lead functional supervision for contracted instructors and volunteers; and assisting with coordination of outreach activities and special events. 

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MORE JOB OPPORTUNITIES

ARTS LEARNING STAFF

Kesha Bruce

Artist Programs Manager

kbruce@azarts.gov


Anna Needham (Red Lake Ojibwe)

Artist Programs Coordinator

aneedham@azarts.gov

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