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.

Artist Research and Development Grants are designed to support the advancement of artistic research, aid in the development of artistic work and recognize the contributions individual artists make to Arizona’s communities.

To review the grant guidelines and learn more about how to apply for an Artist Research & Development Grant, please visit the grant page.

News and Updates

Arts Commission Awards Research and Development Grants to 18 Arizona Artists

The Arizona Commission on the Arts is pleased to announce the recipients of the Artist Research and Development Grants for Fiscal Year 2018. This year, thanks to the state’s continued additional investment in the arts for the current fiscal year, 18 Arizona artists received an award of up to $5,000 in funding—seven more than were awarded funding in 2016.

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2018 Artist Research & Development Grant Recipients





















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Join us at the Arizona Poetry Out Loud Central Region Competition, this Saturday, February 24th at the Gary K Herberger Young Scholars Academy in Phoenix. Winning high school students will compete with Northern and Southern region finalists at the Arizona State Finals on March 3 at Arizona PBS. ... See MoreSee Less

2018 Poetry Out Loud Central Region Competition

February 24, 2018, 12:00pm - February 24, 2018, 4:00pm

Central Region Competition Saturday, February 24, 2108, 12:00 – 4:00pm Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy 4825 University Way North | Phoenix, AZ 85051

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