The Arizona Commission on the Arts provides grants, programs, services and leadership in support of arts and arts education programs. In partnership with arts organizations, schools, festivals and individual artists, we endeavor to celebrate Arizona’s diverse communities and rich cultural traditions, inspire creativity, grow local economies and enhance quality of life for all Arizonans.

Building an Artistic Future for Arizona

Titled Building an Artistic Future for Arizona, the Arts Commission’s strategic plan was first ratified by the Arts Commission’s Governor-appointed board on September 16, 2010 for implementation October 01, 2010. This plan was formally extended by vote of the board in 2013.

The plan represents a cohesive set of strategies to advance a collective cause: stability and progress for Arizona’s arts sector. Within the plan, “Desired Outcomes” are developed as ideal results for the entire Arizona arts sector, and “Arts Commission Goals” are developed as planned objectives for the Arts Commission itself.

See Also:

Arts Commission FY2019 Budget Request

Budget Development Information System Report
(BUDDIES) FY2019 Final Report


Download document, "Building an Artistic Future for Arizona"


The Arizona Commission on the Arts provides a wealth of programs and services to support the work of individual artists practicing in all creative disciplines across Arizona.

Arts Learning

The Arizona Commission on the Arts provides a variety of programs, resources and tools in support of lifelong learning in, through and about the arts.


Organizations look to the Arizona Commission on the Arts for funding opportunities, research materials, consultant services and personalized service from professional staff.