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Teaching Artist Opportunity: Virtual Mini-Lesson Grants

The Arizona Commission on the Arts is offering a pair of new grants to support Arizona teaching artists in the creation of virtual mini-lessons that focus on mindfulness, fun, and relief for young people and older adults as well as their guardians and caregivers.

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Virtual Mini-lesson Grant:

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Applications due this Thursday, September 10, 2020, before 11:50 pm.

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Apply Now: AZ Youth Arts Council

The Arizona Commission on the Arts invites young creatives, age 14-19, to join the AZ Youth Arts Council and help ensure that Arizona's youth perspective is heard in arts programming and policy. We're an agency of the State of Arizona dedicated to creating opportunities for all Arizonans to participate in and experience the arts.

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AZ Youth Arts Council Members Will…

  • Learn about policy to advocate for equal access to the arts for all young people in Arizona
  • Advise the Arts Commission on grant programs and initiatives that directly affect young people
  • Administer a Youth Engagement Grant in their community
  • Review issues related to arts and culture programs and services for young people
  • Create arts and media projects highlighting the arts in their communities
  • Receive a stipend of up to $800

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts is looking for young creatives to join the AZ Youth Arts Council! Council members learn about public policy and advocacy, advise on programs and services for young people, build awareness of the arts in their community, and contribute to Arizona's creative future. They'll also receive an $800 stipend for their efforts. Apply now at

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Applications are due Monday, September 14, 2020

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Apply Now: Research & Development Grants

The Arizona Commission on the Arts is now accepting applications for 2021 Research & Development (R&D) Grants. 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. Arizona artists working in any discipline, at any stage in their career are encouraged to apply.

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R&D Grant Online Information Session

Watch a recording of our recent online information session on Research & Development Grants.


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Applications are due Thursday, October 15, 2020

On COVID-19 relief for Arizona arts organizations + launch of AZ ORG

Prior to the pandemic, Arizona was home to a diverse arts ecosystem, including (but certainly not limited to) organizations small and large, working in myriad creative disciplines, delivering a wealth of benefits in communities across our state.

We believe the diversity of the arts ecosystem is a strength, the diversity of the arts ecosystem is essential to the wellbeing of communities and economies, and that arts workers, audiences, funders, and supporters have a vested interest in ensuring that a diverse arts ecosystem exists on the other side of the pandemic.

As a result, we aim to ensure support reaches every Arizona county, by investing relief in an expansive range of arts and culture organizations through the AZ Organizational Relief Grant (AZ ORG) program.

AZ ORG will provide operating support grants of $4,000-$11,000 to approximately 300 organizations. AZ ORG is a non-competitive program, meaning funding will be awarded provided applications are complete, meet eligibility requirements, and are in alignment with the program purpose.

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​Arts and Culture Coronavirus Relief Program for Artists and Arts Professionals

​ Arts and Culture Coronavirus Relief Program for Artists and Arts Professionals The Office of Arts and Culture announces the second round for the Phoenix Arts and Culture Coronavirus Relief Program for Artists and Arts Professionals.

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Tucson CARES for Artists

One-time emergency relief funds will reimburse between $1,000 to $2,000 in arts-related lost income. No cash match is required. The final determination of award amount will be made based on volume of eligible applications and available funds. 

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