Artists invite us to dig deeper, shift our perspectives and experience our world in new ways. With their creative approaches to investigation, problem solving and social engagement, artists make vital contributions to the civic wellbeing, innovative capacity and cultural life of Arizona’s diverse communities. Through grants and programs, the Arizona Commission on the Arts partners with Arizona artists, nurturing their creative and professional development while leveraging their knowledge and talents in service to Arizonans.

Artist Research and Development Grants are designed to support the advancement of artistic research, aid in the development of artistic work and recognize the contributions individual artists make to Arizona’s communities.

To review the grant guidelines and learn more about how to apply for an Artist Research & Development Grant, please visit the grant page.

News and Updates

2018 Artist Research and Development Grants: Now Accepting Applications

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. The application deadline is August 24, 2017.

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2017 Artist Research & Development Grant Recipients
















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Great turnout for tonight's grant writing workshop in Tucson! Thanks to everyone who came out and big thanks to our hosts for the evening, MOCA Tucson. Be sure to check out their amazing exhibition of new works by Virginia Overton. Truly breathtaking. ... See MoreSee Less

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