The Arizona Commission on the Arts is deeply committed to promoting and supporting lifelong learning in, through and about the arts. To ensure that our grantmaking in this area continues to serve the sector’s evolving needs, reach applicants where they are, and direct essential funding support to the most diverse range of programs and projects, the Arts Learning Grant program has been substantially renovated for Fiscal Year 2017 into a pair of new grants:

Arts Learning Collaboration Grants enhance the work of arts educators, classroom teachers and school-based arts 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 enhance the work of community and social service organizations/ governmental entities through partnership projects with professional teaching artists and/or arts organizations.

To allow applicants maximum flexibility, each of these grant programs will be on a convenient multiple deadline application cycle:

CYCLE A Application Deadline: 11:59pm Thursday, May 5, 2016.
For projects taking place between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.

CYCLE B Application Deadline: 11:59pm Thursday, September 8, 2016.
For projects taking place between November 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.

CYCLE C Application Deadline: 11:59pm Thursday, February 2, 2017.
For projects taking place between April 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017.

Grant guidelines for both Arts Learning Collaboration Grants and Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants are available for review now. The application period for Cycle B is now open.

Photos from Left to right: Mesa Arts Center Studio Class Ceramics (photo courtesy Mesa Arts Center); Childsplay’s EYEPlay program (photo courtesy Childsplay); Musical Instrument Museum guests learn to play steel drums (photo courtesy Musical Instrument Museum)


Organization/Company: Arizona Commission on the Arts
Location: Arizona
Deadline: 11:59 pm, Thursday, February 2, 2017
How to Apply: See full post for details.