Artist Research and Development Grants (ARDG) are designed to support individual artists from all disciplines. The purpose of this grant is to aid in the development of artistic work, support the advancement of artistic research and recognize the contributions individual artists make to Arizona’s communities.

Artist Research and Development Grants (ARDG) are designed to support individual artists from all disciplines. The purpose of this grant is to aid in the development of artistic work, support the advancement of artistic research and recognize the contributions individual artists make to Arizona’s communities. Artist Research and Development Grants are made to practicing artists who demonstrate strong, original work that impacts both their own artistic practice and the broader community, as defined by the artist. Artist Research and Development Grant applicants may include, but are not limited to, artists who are:

  • developing new techniques or methodologies;
  • experimenting with new materials or technologies;
  • creating new works; or
  • advancing new strategies for engagement.

This grant is for individual artists. Organizations are not eligible to apply. At the time of application, an applicant must be

  • 18 years of age or older
  • a resident of Arizona*
  • not enrolled in more than three (3) credit hours at a college or university.

*To verify residency, applicants must be prepared to submit copies of at least two (2) of the following upon request: driver license, voter registration card or tax forms.

  • A primary applicant may submit only one application per year. An artist may apply as a primary applicant in one project and also be named as a collaborating artist in another project within the same year.
  • Recipients of the previously-offered Artist Project Grant and the current Artist Research and Development Grant may apply for and receive the Artist Research and Development Grant every five (5) years. Artist Project Grant recipients who received the award before June 2012 are eligible to apply during the fiscal year 2017 grant cycle.
  • An artist may receive a maximum of four (4) awards in his/her lifetime.
  • Applicants who failed to submit a Final Report for a previously funded grant are not eligible to apply.

Deadline: Thursday, August 25, 2016; 11:59pm

Funding Period: Proposals may have started prior to the time of application, but must be completed by March 2018.

Gabriela Muñoz
Artist Programs Manager
602-771-6530
gmunoz@azarts.gov

To learn more about Artist Research and Development Grants and past recipients, click here.

The application period for 2017 Artist Research and Development Grants is now closed.

The grant application deadline was 11:59pm Thursday, August 25, 2016.

The grant guidelines below are provided only for reference.

  • Grant Guidelines: Fiscal Year 2017 Artist Research and Development Grant
  • Budget Form: Fiscal Year 2017 Artist Research and Development Grant