Apply Now: Artist Opportunity Grants

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts is now accepting applications for Artist Opportunity Grants! Artists may request between $500 and $1,500 in funding support as they take advantage of specific, unique opportunities that have the potential to significantly impact their professional growth.

Creative Self-Care for Teaching Artists

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Devised by Childsplay in partnership with Valle Del Sol, a local mental health provider, this 5-part series is geared toward helping teaching artists understand what is happening to them mentally and physically, learn tools for addressing their stress and anxiety, and build community with other teaching artists through creative activities.

AZ Creative Youth Development Investment Cohort 

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The AZ Creative Youth Development (CYD) Investment Cohort program invests in arts and culture organizations and programs that center youth voice across Arizona. The CYD Investment Cohort functions as a fusion of a cohort learning and project development program. 

Apply Now: AZ Youth Arts Council

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts invites teen creatives to join the AZ Youth Arts Council to ensure that Arizona’s youth perspective is heard in arts programming and policy.

FY2022 Grants Update: Festivals and Arts Learning Grant Programs

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In June 2021 the Arizona Commission on the Arts will begin accepting applications for a trio of grant programs: Festival Grants will open on June 29, while Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants and the new Youth Arts Engagement Grant program are open now.

Update: Executive Director Search

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts seeks applicants for the position of Executive Director. Applications will be accepted via the AZ State Jobs website beginning June 23, 2021.

Apply Now: Rural and BIPOC Creative Aging Communities Cohort

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The Rural and BIPOC Creative Aging Communities Cohort is a program for arts organizations with a serious and committed interest in better serving Arizona’s older adults by strengthening existing programs and/or developing new initiatives.

Special Announcement: Executive Director Search and Interim Executive Director Appointment

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In June 2021, Jaime Dempsey will leave her current position as the Arts Commission’s Executive Director after 15 years of service with the agency. That same month, the Arts Commission’s Governor-appointed board will launch an open public search for the agency’s next Executive Director. Commissioners have appointed the agency’s current Deputy Director, Alex Nelson, to the role of Interim Executive Director.