Professional Development Grants provide funding support for participation in artistic development and skills building activities or opportunities that contribute to professional growth and career development.
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 or administrator residencies.
- Training with mentors/master artists.
Learning activities must be structured and documentable. Residencies and training opportunities are eligible activities, provided the applicant has been invited or accepted and will be a participant, not solely a deliverer of learning or programming. Applicants must make a compelling case as to why a particular self-identified learning activity was selected and how it will have a substantial impact on their work and/or community.
Applicants may request a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $750. All grants must be matched by a minimum contribution of 25% of the requested grant amount.
CYCLE A: 11:59pm Thursday, June 4, 2015 For activities taking place between July 1, 2015 and October 31, 2015.
CYCLE B: 11:59pm Thursday, October 1, 2015 For activities taking place between November 1, 2015 and February 29, 2016.
CYCLE C: 11:59pm Thursday, February 4, 2016 For activities taking place between March 1, 2016 and June 30, 2016.
Artist Programs Coordinator
The application period for Cycle B (for activities taking place between November 1, 2015 and February 29, 2016) is now closed. The grant application deadline was 11:59pm Thursday, October 1, 2015.
The application period for Cycle C (for activities taking place between March 1, 2016 and June 30, 2016) will open in December, 2015.