The Arts Commission is committed to providing arts opportunities for all Arizonans and recognizes that partnerships are critical to its efforts. To that end, the Arts Commission engages in partnerships with arts-focused service organizations at the local, regional and national level.


National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds and promotes artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities.

Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America, supporting arts and culture through private and public resource development.

Arizona Citizens/Action for the Arts

As a statewide arts advocacy organization, Arizona Citizens for the Arts has worked to promote arts-friendly public policy at the state level and in our local communities. They have advocated for public support for the arts at the federal and state levels, as well as in local towns and communities throughout the state.
Learn more about how Arizona Citizens for the Arts are working to build an artistic future for Arizona

Grantmakers in the Arts

Grantmakers in the Arts is a membership organization whose trade is discourse on ideas about arts philanthropy within a diverse community of grantmakers. Founded in 1985, members include private, community, corporate, and family foundations, as well as public sector grantmakers, regranting organizations whose primary purpose is arts grantmaking, and individual donors who give through eligible organizations.

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) is a membership organization that unites, represents and serves the nation's 56 state and jurisdictional arts agencies. NASAA's mission is to advance and promote a meaningful role for the arts in the lives of individuals, families and communities throughout the United States. They empower state arts agencies through strategic assistance that fosters leadership, enhances planning and decision making and increases resources.

Western States Arts Federation

WESTAF, the Western States Arts Federation, is a nonprofit arts service organization dedicated to the creative advancement and preservation of the arts. Based in Denver, Colorado, WESTAF strengthens the financial, organizational and policy infrastructure of the arts by providing innovative programs and services to artists and arts organizations in the West and nationwide.