Grants and resources are available to arts and community organizations, schools, educators, teaching artists and more, in support of learning in, through and about the arts. Through the Arts Learning department at the Arizona Commission on the Arts, grants and resources support a range of arts learning activities taking place in a variety of settings and formats.

Youth Arts Engagement Grants

Youth Arts Engagement Grants support programs focused on young people ages 24 and under that occur outside of traditional school hours, and which provide creative expression in safe and nurturing environments, are rooted in youth voices, narratives and perspectives, and utilize the assets of the community being served.

Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants

Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants support projects that foster meaningful arts learning experiences in community settings for adult learners of any age. Projects can include, but are not limited to, using creative expression to improve quality of life for older adults (Creative Aging), intergenerational projects, and/or providing sequential hands on learning in, through, or about the arts for adult learners.

Creative Youth Grant

Administered by the Arizona Commission on the Arts’ AZ Youth Arts Council, the Creative Youth Grant is a funding opportunity for young artists, arts organizations, collaboratives, youth arts councils or clubs that are majority youth-led (20 years-old and under). Eligible applicants can apply in one of two categories:

  • Individual: Funding for individual young artists.
  • Organization/School: Funding for schools, arts organizations, collaboratives, youth arts councils or clubs.