Professional Development Grants
Deadline: 11:59pm Thursday, May 31, 2018
(For activities between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.)
Professional Development Grants (PDG) are designed to assist Arizona artists, arts administrators, and arts educators with funding support for participation in professional development and skills-building activities which contribute to significant professional growth. Learning activities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Participation in conferences or symposia.
  • Artist residencies.
  • Workshops, institutes, fellowships.

Learning activities must be structured and documentable. Applicants must make a compelling case as to why a particular learning activity was selected and how it will have a substantial impact on their work and/or community.

Grants for Fiscal Year 2019 Arts Learning Projects & Partnerships
 The Arizona Commission on the Arts is now accepting applications for three grant
programs that support the development and/or enhancement of opportunities for arts
learning throughout the state and across the aging spectrum.
Strengthening Schools through Arts Partnerships
Deadline: June 1, 2018
Strengthening Schools Through Arts Partnerships grants (SSTAP) support substantive school/ community partnerships that strengthen teaching and learning in arts education and/or arts integration in Arizona Title I schools.

Arts Learning Collaboration Grants
Deadline: May 3, 2018*
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants enhance the work of school-based arts teaching and learning programs through collaborative projects taking place in-school (during regular school hours), after-school, or during summer/inter-session and in-services.

Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants
Deadline: May 3, 2018*
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants support partnerships that foster meaningful arts learning experiences in a variety of community settings for learners of any age. Community/social service organizations or governmental entities partnered with arts organizations or professional teaching artists are eligible to apply.

*   Arts Learning Collaboration Grants and   Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants are offered throughout the year on a three-deadline cycle.

CYCLE A Application Deadline: 11:59pm Thursday, May 3, 2018.
For projects taking place between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

CYCLE B Application Deadline: 11:59pm Thursday, September 6, 2018.
For projects taking place between November 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

CYCLE C Application Deadline: 11:59pm Thursday, January 31, 2019.
For projects taking place between March 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019.
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. 
Call for Submissions | 2018 Spirit of Flight Photography Exhibition
Museum of Flight
Location: Seattle, WA
Deadline: April 13, 2018
Our annual exhibition asks photographers to submit images they feel embody the “spirit of flight.” Selected by a jury of Museum staff and volunteers, the 2018 exhibition is sure to showcase a stunning selection of images curated from photographs submitted by photographers from around the world.

Call for Artists
Valley Metro
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: April 13, 2018
Local 2D artists and photographers have the chance to work with Valley Metro to infuse their artistic creativity into the ArtsLine Rotating Transit Art Series and other future needs. 
Call for New Members 2018
eye lounge
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: April 22, 2018
eye lounge is currently for new members who want to join a collective of artists and promote work in Downtown Phoenix.
Call for Entries
New Media Film Festival
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Deadline: April 25, 2018
New Media Film Festival intersects the interactivity of new technologies & formats for Media & Cinema which exemplify the power of the cinematic arts to inspire and transform. A festival where we Honor Stories Worth Telling that are created by people of All Ages-All Cultures-All Media.
Classical Commissioning Program
Chamber Music America
Location: New York, NY
Deadline: April 29, 2018
Chamber Music America, the national network of ensemble music professionals provides grants through the Classical Commissioning Program to professional U.S.-based presenters and ensembles whose programming includes Western European and/or non-Western classical and contemporary music.
Call for Entries | Screen Dance International
JMC/Productions and Art LabJ for Detroit Dance City Festival
Location: Detroit, MI
Deadline: April 30, 2018
Screen Dance International (SDI) are currently seeking submissions for entries. Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2018. SDI is partnering with ArtLab J in presenting screendance shorts during the Detroit Dance City Festival on August 10, 2018 at the Detroit Institute of Arts. 
Call for Artist Astronomers
Cirque Roots
Location: Tucson AZ
Deadline: May 15, 2018
Cirque Roots, a local performing Arts group, is seeking Artists that focus on Astronomy as their subject in any visual art form, to be part of a one-day event. The art show will be held in the lobby of the Berger Performing Arts Center, as part of the “Exist” live performances on Saturday, May 26, 2018.
Call to Artists | Repetition Exhibit
Herberger Theater Center Gallery
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: May 18, 2018
This exhibit will feature work related to the concept of repetition. This could include: a design element; such as repetition with variation, a color, symbol, texture, pattern, and/or subject matter. This may be representational or non-representational.
Call to Artists | In This Together
ACLU of Arizona
Location: Statewide
Deadline: May 30, 2018
The ACLU of Arizona is inviting Arizona artists to submit original work that reflects the mission of the ACLU for a statewide traveling exhibition to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the chapter.
Artists Sought for ASU Downtown Vault Gallery
ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus Library's Vault Gallery
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: May 31, 2018
The ASU Downtown Phoenix campus Library is now accepting applications for artists to exhibit in our Vault Gallery in 2019. Local artists working in a variety of media (painting, drawing photography, etc.) are encouraged to apply.
Open Call for Designers | Style '18 x MCD
Museum of Craft and Design
Location: San Francisco, CA
Deadline: June 1, 2018
The Museum of Craft and Design is taking applications from designers working in apparel, jewelry, and fashion accessory design for its 'Style '18' event. National and international artists are encouraged to apply.
Call for 2019 Site-Specific Artist Installations
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Deadline: June 13, 2018
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2019 season of site-specific artist installations. We're again offering two funding levels: $7,500 per standard project, and $15,000 per Criminal Justice Today project.
Theatre Fellowship
Yuma Art Center
Location: Yuma, AZ
Deadline: July 13, 2018
Now in its second year, the theatre fellowship program gives a theatre artist an opportunity to develop their directorial practice by directing a full-length performance with technical and administrative support from the Yuma Art Center. The selected fellow will direct a full-length production for the Yuma Art Center's annual dinner theatre production.
Call for Entries | Now Open for Submissions
Aesthetica Magazine
Location: York, UK
Deadline: August 31, 2018
Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries, presenting a fantastic opportunity for artists, both established and emerging, to further their career in the art world and showcase their work to a wider audience.
The Strada Poetry Prize
Strada Company
Location: Tucosn, AZ
Deadline: September 22, 2018
Strada Company presents The Strada Poetry Prize for poets under forty years of age who live or are attending schools, colleges, or universities in Arizona.
Calling all Local Playwrights, Wannabe Playwrights and New Play Lovers!
Phoenix Playwrights' Collective
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: No deadline. Next meeting is Thursday, April 12, 2018
Phoenix Playwrights' Collective has a mission to develop, promote, and produce new plays in the greater Phoenix area. We meet twice a month to workshop and conspire. Playwrights of all levels are welcome!
Call for Exhibition Proposals | Roosevelt Row
Xico, Inc.
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Rolling
Call for exhibition proposals to exhibit work in the shipping containers on Roosevelt Row.
Call for Public Art | Artist Services for the Downtown Transfer Hub LRT Stations
Valley Metro Rail, Inc.
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: April 12, 2018
Valley Metro Rail, Inc. is now accepting Statements of Qualifications for Artist Services for the Downtown Transfer Hub. There will be a total of 3 artists selected for this project.
Bloomberg Philanthropies Launches the 2018 Public Art Challenge for U.S. Cities
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Location: United States
Deadline: April 19, 2018
Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the launch of the 2018 Public Art Challenge. Mayors of U.S. cities with 30,000 residents or more are invited to apply for up to $1 million in funding for temporary public art projects that address important civic issues. Submissions for dynamic works of art across all disciplines will be considered.
The Mouth Project Film Festival Entries
Red Earth Theatre
Location: Sedona, AZ
Deadline: June 14, 2018
The Mouth Project is now accepting entries for their Mini Mouth Project Film Festival!
Digital Art Competition
Location: Online
Deadline: September 30, 2018
CGTrader is calling digital artists from around the world to show their best works of art. Creativity and innovation come together in our Competition to bring out the vast potential of CG.
Creating Sustainable Funding From Individual Donors: A Proven Model
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline: May 18, 2018
What would it look like to have an ever-increasing stream of major donors who love your mission? Please join us for this free seminar on how to create sustainable funding for your nonprofit organization.
2018 Annual Convention
Americans for the Arts
Location: Denver, CO
Deadline: June 14-17, 2018
On June 14-17, arts and community leaders from across the country will discuss pressing issues around public art, community development, education, advocacy and equity.
Artist Workshops and Webinars
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 awardees.
Financial Planning Networking for Artists
Curator Engine
Location: Mesa, AZ
Deadline: Rolling
Want a Creative Livelihood? CAraft a Creative Financial Plan. Orientation events are held Every Third Saturday from 10am-Noon on the La Mesita Campus in Mesa. Individual Appointments can be scheduled regardless of Orientation attendance.
2018-19 Performing Arts Partnership Program Grants
City of Glendale, AZ
Location: Glendale, AZ
Deadline: April 19, 2018
The City of Glendale is now accepting applications for the FY 2018-19 Performing Arts Partnership Program grants.
Arts Grants
City of Tempe
Location: Tempe, AZ
Deadline: May 7, 2018
The City of Tempe is now accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations producing arts-related programming in Tempe. Grant categories include: Community Arts Grant, Arts Festival Grant, and TCA Excellence Grant.
Event Sponsorship Program
Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona
Location: Southern Arizona
Deadline: May 11, 2018
The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona requests applications to its Event Sponsorship Program from nonprofit, 501c3 organizations. This opportunity will provide funds to support arts-related events which are free and open to the public.
$25,000 to $150,000 Grants to Activate Community Opportunities Using Museums/Libraries as Assets
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Location: Washington, DC
Deadline: May 14, 2018
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is accepting grant applications for Activating Community Opportunities Using Museums/Libraries as Assets now through May 14, 2018.
Art Works Grants
National Endowment for the Arts
Location: United States
Deadline: July 12, 2018
These grants support artistically excellent projects that celebrate our creativity and cultural heritage, invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values, and enrich humanity. Matching grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000.
Vibrant City Grant
City of Tempe
Location: Tempe, AZ
Deadline: At least 6 weeks before project start date
Vibrant City Grants are intended to activate Tempe through the inclusion of arts and cultural participation, celebration of diversity, building community connections, and supporting local arts.
Membership and Grant Opportunities
Arizona Glass Alliance
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline: Ongoing
The Arizona Glass Alliance promotes the knowledge, appreciation, and support of studio art made from glass. Within defined parameters, we provide financial assistance to institutions and organizations in support of our vision.
Artist Grants
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.
Arts & Culture Grants
Kresge Foundation
Location: Troy, MI
Deadline: Ongoing
The Kresge Foundation supports established Creative Placemaking practitioners that work in disinvested communities and seek to improve the bedrock conditions of low income people.
outh Orchestra & Strings Auditions
North Valley Symphony Orchestra
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: May 20, and June 9 and 10, 2018
North Valley Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the first audition dates for the youth ensembles’ upcoming 2018-19 season.
Summer Art and Architecture Camps
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline: Varies
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation offers full and half-day camps are offered to students in grades 2-12 throughout the summer.
Opportunity for Traditional Artists in Arizona, Nominations for 2018 Master-Apprentice Artist Award
Southwest Folklife Alliance
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadline: April 11, 2018
The SFA Master-Apprentice Award seeks to support and encourage the preservation and perpetuation of traditional art forms present and thriving in Arizona. With the goal of strengthening the transmission of community-based traditions in the region, it fosters and supports the critical teaching/learning relationship between traditional artists and their apprentices.
Call for Proposals | NonfictionNOW Conference
Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: April 15, 2018
The 2018 NonfictioNOW Conference, a regular gathering of over 400 nonfiction writers, teachers, readers, and students from around the world in an effort to explore the past, present, and future of nonfiction is accepting panel proposals.

MA in Creative Enterprise and Cultural Leadership
ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Location: Tempe and Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Rolling
The Master of Arts in Creative Enterprise and Cultural Leadership empowers you to advance innovation in the cultural sector, support creative work and careers and design public and private enterprises that will strengthen arts and design in the future.
Curator-in-Residence | The Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson
MOCA Tucson
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadline: April 16, 2018
The Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson (MOCA Tucson) is pleased to announce the launch of a Curator-in-Residence Program for Spring of 2019. This three-month residency will provide time, space, and access to resources for a curator to develop an exhibition, conduct research, and engage with MOCA Tucson’s artists-in-residence. 

Artist-in-Residence Applications Available
Shenandoah National Park
Location: Luray, VA
Deadline: May 4, 2018
Artists are encouraged to apply for the 2018 Artist-in-Residence Program at Shenandoah National Park.
Artist in Residence Opportunities
National Park Service
Location: United States
Deadline: Year Round
These programs provide artists with unique opportunities to create works of art in varied natural and cultural settings. There are programs for visual artists, writers, musicians, and other creative media. Programs vary, but residencies are typically 2 to 4 weeks in length and most include lodging. Often artists are invited to participate in park programs by sharing their art with the public.
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