Leading the Arts in Arizona

One of 56 state and jurisdictional arts agencies, the Arizona Commission on the Arts supports a statewide arts network. The agency is governed by a 15-member Governor-appointed Commission and a professional staff grounded in the arts. Our staff includes practicing artists, skilled administrators and education specialists who serve in local and national arts leadership roles.

We receive and administer funds from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts and direct this funding to programs that contribute to the growth and stabilization of the arts, impact student learning, nurture and develop artists’ craft and skills, preserve the rich traditions of Arizona communities, and encourage participation by citizens of all ages and abilities.