Artists invite us to dig deeper, shift our perspectives and experience our world in new ways. With their creative approaches to investigation, problem solving and social engagement, artists make vital contributions to the civic wellbeing, innovative capacity and cultural life of Arizona’s diverse communities.

Through grants and programs, the Arizona Commission on the Arts partners with Arizona artists, nurturing their creative and professional development while leveraging their knowledge and talents in service to Arizonans.

Research and Development Grant

Research & Development (R&D) Grants provide funding support to Arizona artists as they work to advance their artistic practice, expand their creative horizons, and deepen the impact of their work. Whether you’re just getting started or you have already experienced many career successes, the R&D Grant is available to help you take your artistic practice to the next level.

Nanibaa Beck

AmyLou Bogen

Gabriel José Bolaños

Cherie Buck-Hutchison


Joseph L. Edwards

Stephen Fairfield

Stephanie Rose Figgins

Sandra Flores-Strand

Lee Anne Gallaway-Mitchell


Cameron Hood

Dina Kagan

Jeff Kronenfeld

Nazafarin Lotfi

Sumana Sen Mandala

Ann Morton

Jisun Myung

Tanya Núñez

Yun Gee Park

Katie Parker

Anne Pollack – Mestra Luar do Sertão

Jordan Putt

Yanely Rivas

Chezale Rodriguez

Grace Rolland-Redwood

Samantha Schwann

Elizabeth Soflin

Lisa Minerva Tolentino

Alisha Vasquez