advance your practice. expand your creative horizons. deepen your impact.
Research & Development (R&D) Grants provide funding support to Arizona artists as they work to advance their artistic practice, expand their creative horizons, and deepen the impact of their work.

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
New 2-Stage Application & Review Process
All applicants will complete Stage 1 of the application. After these materials are reviewed by a panel of independent arts professionals, applications determined to be most competitive according to evaluation criteria will move to the next stage of review.
Stage 1
Submit by November 9, 2018

  • Proposal: Tell us about what you want to do?
  • Work Samples: Show us examples of work you've done in the past.

Applicants will be notified no later than January 3, 2019, if their application will advance to Stage 2. Stage 2 applicants will be asked to provide additional materials.
Stage 2
Submit by Feburary 7, 2019

  • Process Map: Show us how you'll do what you proposed in Stage 1
  • Experience List: Tell us about the experiences that have prepared you to do what you propose.
  • Expenses: How much money will you need?
  • Budget Narrative: How will you use the money?
Submit your Stage 1 application by November 9, 2018!

Click here for R&D Grant guidelines, application instructions, and applicant resources.
New Orleans Exhibition at Antenna
Location: New Orleans, LA
Deadline: October 15, 2018
An open call opportunity to have a fully funded exhibition in New Orleans Exhibition at Antenna with an honorarium, paid travel/shipping, and catalog/artist book. Individual Visual Artists or Collaboratives working in any media are encouraged to apply to show at Antenna in New Orleans. One international/national applicant and one Louisiana-based applicant will be selected and awarded.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants
Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: Rolling
Created in 1993, Emergency Grants provides prompt funding for innovative visual and performing artists who:
  • Have unanticipated, sudden opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding
  • Incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates

The opportunities featured below are selected from listings submitted for inclusion on our website's Jobs and Arts Opportunities boards by the offering/soliciting organization/company. Questions regarding a particular opportunity should be directed to the organization/company listed with the opportunity. 
So Good PHX Film Festival
Arizona Asian Chamber of Commerce
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: October 22, 2018
So Good Asian Film and Food Festival is a one-day celebration showcasing the talent of film and tastemakers in the Asian community while supporting a good cause. So Good will be hosting an open call for short film entries until Oct 22.

stARTup Los Angeles 2019 | Call for Independent Artists
Startup Art Fair LLC
Location: Venice, CA
Deadline: October 28, 2018
stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles is a contemporary hotel art fair for independent artists. We are seeking submissions from artists to exhibit at the fair.

Colorado Environmental Photography Exhibition | Call for Entries
Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Location: Golden, CO
Deadline: October 31, 2018
The Environmental Photography Exhibition and Reception have become a much anticipated part of the annual film festival. Entries are received and judged each year, with the winners displayed at the American Mountaineering Center during the festival.

Call to Artists | Holiday Small Works
Limner Gallery
Location: Hudson, NY
Deadline: October 31, 2018
A Holiday Small Works Exhibition, open to all media with an 18" maximum dimension, including frame.

Emerging Artists 2019 | Limner Gallery
Limner Gallery
Location: Hudson, NY
Deadline: October 31, 2018
The 26th annual competition for gallery exhibition and "Artist of 2019 Publication Award."

Starlight Community Theater Announces A Playwriting Contest
Starlight Community Theater
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: October 31, 2018
Starlight Community Theater Announces A Playwriting Contest. The winner of the Starlight Community Theater Playwriting Contest will receive a staged reading and given consideration for a full production in subsequent seasons.

HER FLAG: A collaborative project to celebrate 100 years of voting for women in the USA
Her Flag LLC
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Deadline: November 5, 2018
We need an artists from all 36 states that gave women the right to vote. Do you want to be one of them? We are seeking 36 female/self-identifying collaborators in 36 states to help with the creation of a printed flag.

Grants for Artists Juried by Renowned Curators | Open Call for Submissions
The Hopper Prize
Location: United States
Deadline: November 13, 2018
The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and digital platform offering a series of individual artist grants totaling $5,000.00 USD administered through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.

Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival 2019 Featured Artist Competition
Friends of the Verde River
Location: Cottonwood
Deadline: November 14, 2018
Friends of the Verde River invites Arizona artists to submit images of original art for consideration as the 2019 Featured Artist for the Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival. Every April the Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival is held at Dead Horse Ranch State Park, bringing over 400 visitors to Cottonwood. The festival engages birders, photographers, and nature lovers by providing quality guided birding experiences and workshops across Northern Arizona.

LEAP Emerging Artist Opportunity in the Craft Field
Contemporary Craft
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Deadline: December 31, 2018
The yearlong retail program markets and sells the work of an exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft field and provides opportunities for these early career artists to bring their artwork to the consumer market.

Alice Award in Publishing | JM Kaplan Fund
J. M. Kaplan Fund/Furthermore
Location: Hudson, NY
Deadline: March 1, September 1
The $25,000 Alice Award is sponsored annually by Furthermore grants in publishing, a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund and awarded to an illustrated book of distinction.

Call to Visual and Performance Artists: 2018-2019 Season
Alwun House Foundation
Location: Phoenix AZ
Deadline: Varies
Downtown Phoenix' nationally recognized contemporary arts pioneer, Alwun House, enters its 48th season pushing creative boundaries, showcasing and promoting local, regional visual and performance artists.
Gilbert, AZ 319000808 Open Seating Bench Art Project RFQ
Town of Gilbert
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Deadline: October 17, 2018
Gilbert, Arizona has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) 319000808 Open Seating Bench Art Project. The RFQ can be found at www.gilbertaz.gov/rfp

Napa Art Walk Exhibition 2019-21
City of Napa
Location: Napa, CA
Deadline: November 20, 2018
The City of Napa, CA is seeking up to 10 temporary installations for the sixth Napa Art Walk outdoor artwork exhibit.

Public Art Project | Mosaic for Joel Montalvo Park
City of Flagstaff
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Deadline: January 11, 2019
The City of Flagstaff, through its Beautification and Public Art Commission (BPAC) is soliciting proposals from Mosaicists to create a Mosaic for Joel Montalvo Park.

Percent for Art Registry | New York Department of Cultural Affairs/NY Culture of the City of New York
New York Department of Cultural Affairs/NY Culture of the City of New York
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: Ongoing
The New York Department of Cultural Affairs, along with NY Culture of the City of New York, are accepting application for the Percent for Art Program Artist Registry.
Register Now: 2018 Joint Arts Education Conference
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadline: November 13, 2018
Registration is now open for the 2018 Joint Arts Education Conference! Taking place at El Conquistador Tucson on November 13, 2018, the conference will bring together Arizona’s arts educators, teaching artists, and arts administrators for a full day of professional development.

Creative Center Training Institute 2019
The Creative Center Training Institute for Artists and Administrators in Healthcare and Creative Aging
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: December 28, 2018
The Creative Center Training Institute for Artists and Administrators in Healthcare and Creative Aging 2019. Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 22, 2019.

Artist Workshops and Webinars | Creative Capital
Creative Capital
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: Ongoing
Developed by artists for artists, Creative Capital’s workshops and webinars provide career, community, and confidence building tools for artists.​ Workshop and webinar leaders are practicing artists and experts, and many are Creative Capital grantees.

Bates Dance Festival Training Programs
Bates Dance Festival
Location: Lewiston, ME
Deadline: Ongoing
The Bates Dance Festival offers three distinct training programs. The Professional Training Program (PTP) a three-week intensive offers 30 daily classes in a wide array of dance disciplines and serves an intergenerational community of 190 dancers ages 18 and up. The Youth Arts Program is an arts day camp that serves local children ages 7-16 with dance, music, theater and visual arts training.
John Ben Snow Memorial Trust Grants
John Ben Snow Memorial Trust
Location: Syracuse, NY
Deadline: January 1, 2019
The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust strategically focuses funding within specific geographic regions of the United States across a range of program areas as detailed below while responding to the ever-changing needs of various segments of the population, especially to the needs of youth and people who are disadvantaged either physically or economically.

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.

CERF+ Emergency Relief for Craft Artists
Location: Montpelier, VT
Deadline: Ongoing
CERF+ provides assistance to craft artists who have experienced a recent, serious emergency or is dealing with a major setback due to illness, accident, fire, natural disaster, or other type of unexpected event.

Arizona Humanities Mini Grants Opportunities
Arizona Humanities
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Ongoing
Arizona Humanities supports innovative, community-based projects that use humanities disciplines to connect Arizonans to the cultures, peoples, and histories of the state and beyond. Proposals are welcome from a wide range of nonprofit organizations and encourages projects that are innovative in their approach toward the humanities and public programming.

Membership and Grant Opportunities | Arizona Glass Alliance
Arizona Glass Alliance
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline: Ongoing
The Arizona Glass Alliance promotes the knowledge, appreciation, and support of studio art made from glass. We attempt to explore, define and undertake outreach to other educational and cultural institutions in support of our vision. Within defined parameters, we provide financial assistance to institutions and organizations in support of our vision.

American Art Grants
Henry Luce Foundation
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: Ongoing
The Henry Luce Foundation’s American Art Program supports scholarly loan exhibitions that significantly advance the study and understanding of art of the United States, including all facets of Native American art.
ADE ESSA Conference | Call for Student Talent
Arizona Department of Education
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadline: October 31, 2018
Calling all K-12 Visual Artists and 6th- 12th grade Performing Artists! Showcase your student talent at this year's ESSA Conference "Student-Focused, Well-Rounded Education."

We Are Arizona! 4th Grade Collaborative Visual Arts Competition
Arizona Department of Education
Location: Arizona
Deadline: December 14, 2018
The “We Are Arizona!” 4th Grade Collaborative Student Artwork Competition is a visual arts integration contest for 4th grade students from around the State of Arizona!

Arts Field Trips for Title I Schools | Act One
Act One
Location: Phoenix and Tucson
Deadline: Open until filled
Act One's 2018-2019 school year field trip calendar is now available to educators and school officials whose students attend Title 1 schools, including 96 different field trip shows or museum tours in Metro Phoenix and Tucson.
ArtHub Artist Residency | Kingman AZ
Location: Kingman AZ
Deadline: October 15, 2018
The ArtHub offers a peaceful desert retreat to four visual or literary artists at a time, for a span of 3 months.

Puebla, Mexico: Self-Directed & Instructional Residencies
Arquetopia Foundation & International Artist Residency – Puebla, Mexico
Location: Puebla, Southern Mexico
Deadline: November 25, 2018
Arquetopia Foundation is an internationally established, award-winning nonprofit arts and cultural foundation with a social scope that emphasizes critical thinking through artistic practices. Our customized International Artist-in-Residence Programs are the largest and most reputable in Latin America, with an array of contents anchored in a solid structure of collaborations with prominent cultural institutions, renowned experts, and notable artists. 

Artist Residency in Upstate New York
Main Street Arts
Location: Clifton Springs, NY
Deadline: November 30, 2018
Main Street Arts is accepting applications for our residency program! Apply by the November 30 deadline for a one-month or two-month residency in January, February, or March 2019.

Arts Residency on the Greek Island of Skopelos
The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts
Location: Skopelos Island, Greece
Deadline: Application 90 days prior to arrival and preferably before
The SkopArt studios are equipped for printmakers, painters, clay artists, video and digital photographers. The residency is for a length from 2-4 weeks upon application and approval from the Board of Directors. The staff welcomes artists of all ages and eagerly wishes the experience to be inspiring, rewarding and the artist will enjoy the welcoming spirit and culture of the Greek people.

KHUYANA | PERUVIAN JUNGLE Artist-in-residence
CZ Residency Programs
Location: Iquitos, Peru
Deadline: Ongoing
The residency program Khuyana welcomes visual artists and other disciplines; for the period of one month (up to three months) to develop research and production projects related to the Peruvian Amazon and amazon ancient cultures, Quichua and Kukama Kukamiria.

Artist in Residence Opportunities | National Park Service
National Park Service
Location: United States
Deadline: Year Round
Whether staying in a remote wilderness cabin at Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska or contemplating history at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in Iowa or working in a contemporary studio overlooking the stone-lined fields at Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut, these programs provide artists with unique opportunities to create works of art in varied natural and cultural settings.
Art Teacher | Grades K-8
All Saints' Episcopal Day School
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: November 30, 2018
All Saints’ Episcopal Day School in Phoenix seeks an experienced and talented visual arts educator to begin October 2018. We value candidates who are passionate about art, have a love for teaching, and are innovative and knowledgeable about how to make visual arts come alive both in and out of the classroom. 

Marketing & Social Media Coordinator | Scottsdale Arts
Scottsdale Arts
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
Scottsdale Arts seeks full time member of marketing team to oversee the project management for the department and coordinate social media for the major branches of the organization, including the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), Scottsdale Public Art and our Education and Outreach division.

Director of Education and Outreach | Valley Youth Theatre
Valley Youth Theatre
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) is a professional quality youth theatre for audiences of all ages in Phoenix, Arizona. We are seeking a seasoned Director of Education and Outreach to join our team in carrying out our mission to inspire young people to be the best that they can be through a wide variety of performing arts opportunities.

Taliesin West Tour Guide | Part Time, Seasonal
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is currently recruiting part time, seasonal Tour Guides for Taliesin West who can deliver a high quality guest experience via outstanding customer service to our diverse local, national and international visitors.

K-12 Educator | Tour Guide at Taliesin West
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is currently recruiting part time Tour Guides/K-12 Educators/Tour Guides for Taliesin West who can deliver a high quality guest experience and learning opportunity to our K-12 students and parents and to our diverse adult visitors. 

Bilingual Marketing Manager | Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona
Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona (Arts Foundation) Bilingual Marketing Manager is responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive marketing, communications and branding strategies to build Arts Foundation’s visibility, increase constituent engagement and maximize community engagement. 

Art Institute Office Manager | Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
The Art Institute Department Office Manager oversees all basic functions of a busy seven-day-a- week office that supports a rapidly growing, arts-based lifelong learning education program, fine art gallery, visiting artist program and permanent art collection of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Supervising three administrative staff, working closely with fine art independent contractors, visiting artists and a body of volunteers. 

Art Institute Exhibition and Collection Assistant | Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
The Art Institute’s Department Exhibition and Collection Assistant works closely with the department director/curator on fine art exhibitions and collection management. Responsibilities include maintaining an organized fine art collection system, interacting with artists, gallery volunteers, collectors, and gallery patrons. 

Consignment Director | Altermann Galleries & Auctioneers
Altermann Galleries & Auctioneers
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
Seeking a Consignment Director who is technically savvy, organized, detail oriented, flexible, and able to work independently. Experience with CRM software, basic Photoshop skills, and a passion for the arts preferred.

General Manager | Wonderspaces Arizona
Wonderspaces Arizona
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
The General Manager of Wonderspaces Arizona is responsible for all company activities within the greater Phoenix/Scottsdale area. Armed with the company’s best practices, the General Manager will build and lead a team of approximately seventy-five people and oversee a business functions including show operations, marketing, and community relations. 

Marketing Manager | Wonderspaces Arizona
Wonderspaces, Inc.
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline: Open until filled
The Marketing Manager is responsible for the experience outside of our exhibition space, from a visitor’s first impression through check-in, and at every touchpoint between visits. The Marketing Manager’s mission is to create and strengthen relationships with our visitors.
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