Opportunity Grants provide funding support to Arizona artists, teaching artists, and arts administrators as they take advantage of specific, unique opportunities that have the potential to significantly impact their professional growth. These grants support and empower arts sector workers at critical stages in their creative lives as they work to advance their career and continue to innovate in their work.

Opportunity Grant for Artists

As this grant is available to artists working in all disciplines and at any stage in their career, a wide array of opportunities could be considered eligible. Proposed opportunities may be self-generated or by invitation and must have potential for significant impact in one of these three categories:

  • Introduce Your Work to New Audiences: An opportunity to present your work in a significant way that will expose your work to new audiences or raise your artistic profile.
  • Develop New Skills: An opportunity to develop new artistic skills though participation in activities such as conferences, artist residencies, workshops, fellowships, master classes, or apprenticeships.
  • Develop Your Artistic Entrepreneurship: An opportunity to engage in entrepreneurial activities directly related to the advancement of your work. Such activities may include production of marketing materials, website development, payment of professional fees (lawyers, accountants, etc.), and any practice-related capital expenses (equipment, materials, short-term rental, etc.)

Keep in mind you will be asked to describe how engaging in the opportunity will advance your work. Further, the opportunity should not duplicate previous work or experiences, but should represent a new and exciting professional endeavor.

Funding Period

Eligible project activities must take place between September 18, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

Application Cycles

Application Due

November 1, 2019, 11:59 pm

Funding Period

September 18, 2019 – June 30, 2020

Application Due

February 14, 2020, 11:59 pm

Funding Period

November 2, 2019 – June 30, 2020

Award Amount

Artists may request between $500 and $1,500 in funding. The number of grants awarded is dependent upon the amount of funds available. No match is required.

Eligible Expenses

Grant funds may be used for any of the following (this list is not comprehensive):

  • Equipment purchases, materials, or services needed to fulfill/engage in the opportunity
  • Rental fees, including equipment, instruments, facility (including short-term space and studio rentals), etc., which support the artistic opportunity
  • Preparation, freight, and/or shipping costs
  • Costs associated with the documentation of the opportunity
  • Travel necessary to engage in the opportunity
  • Registration fees
  • Professional services which support the opportunity

When you’re ready, click on the “Apply Now” button below. This will take you to a website called Submittable where you’ll submit your application materials.

APPLY NOW


Narrative Proposal Details

Answer each of these questions.

You can type up your proposal narrative (1000 words),

or

You can upload it in a video or audio recording (no more than 6 minutes in length).

  1. Describe the opportunity you will engage in with the grant funds. What are your specific proposed activities?
  2. Tell us about your artistic practice and why this opportunity is appropriate and vital to your work at this stage of your career.
  3. How will engaging in this opportunity address at least one of the eligible opportunity categories (introduce your work to new audiences, develop new skills, or develop your artistic entrepreneurship)?
  4. Why are you excited about this opportunity? What is this going to make possible?

If you share your proposal narrative in a video or audio recording keep it simple and to the point. The recording should be just you, describing your proposal and answering the four questions listed above.

Please do not include edits of your work samples or special effects. Production quality of this recording will not be considered in your review. Just make sure we can hear and understand you and keep editing and post-production embellishment to a minimum.


Work Samples

Submit work samples you’ve completed in the last 5 years. From the list to the right, please choose the most appropriate artistic work sample format to represent your discipline:

Applicant work samples

  • 3 minutes of recorded audio
  • 3 minutes of recorded video
  • 6 images
  • 5 pages of double-spaced text or 3-5 poems
  • Combination of materials listed above: Please edit accordingly for no more than a total of 3 minutes of reviewing time (2 images=1 min.)

Please do not submit promotional materials. Panelists can’t assess your work based on an exhibition poster, an event program, or a published review. Remember to test your work samples as you upload them.


Work Sample Descriptions

Provide a brief description explaining how the submitted work sample(s) relate to your proposal. Why did you choose them?

Include the following for each work sample:

  • Title of the work
  • Date completed/premiered

If applicable:

  • Location/site of exhibition or presentation
  • Dimensions and medium of the work



Experience List

Provide 5 to 10 professional arts-based experiences you have engaged in over the past 5 to 10 years and briefly describe how each experience demonstrates progression of your artistic career. The experience list helps the panel situate the opportunity you propose in a broader context; please briefly describe the relevancy of the experiences you listed to the opportunity. (up to 200 words)


Expenses List

List eligible expenses ONLY (equipment, materials, services, rental fees, facility fees, preparation, freight, shipping, documentation, travel, professional fees, etc.) related to your proposal.


Grant Amount Requested

Indicate the grant amount you are requesting, based on eligible expenses, between $500 and $1,500.


Budget Narrative

If your eligible expenses exceed $1,500 please tell us how you will fund the rest of your proposed activities. (up to 200 words)

Anna Needham (Red Lake Ojibwe)
Artist Programs Coordinator
Phone: (602) 771-6526
Email: [email protected]

Submittable Technical Support
(855) 467-8264, ext. 2
[email protected]
help.submittable.com

Opportunity Grant for Arts Administrators

An arts administrator is any individual who works to create, develop, facilitate, manage, and evaluate arts and cultural programs and organizations. For this grant, arts administrators may be serving as full or part-time staff, full or part-time volunteers, and/or board members with an organization, but organization affiliation is not a requirement.

As this grant is available to arts administrators working in a variety of roles and at any stage in their career, a wide array of opportunities could be considered eligible.

Proposed opportunities may be self-generated or by invitation and must have potential for significant impact in development of new skills and/or broadening your network.

Eligible opportunities may include participation in activities like workshops, master classes, trainings, conferences, institutes, etc., which develop new administrative skills; consultations with experts in fields related to your area of desired learning or development; formal or informal mentorship; other professional development opportunities that introduce you to new people and resources that can help advance your work.

Keep in mind you will be asked to describe how engaging in the opportunity will advance your work. Further, the opportunity should not duplicate previous work or experiences, but should represent a new and exciting professional endeavor.

Funding Period

Eligible project activities must take place between September 18, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

Application Cycles

Application Due

November 1, 2019, 11:59 pm

Funding Period

September 18, 2019 – June 30, 2020

Application Due

February 14, 2020, 11:59 pm

Funding Period

November 2, 2019 – June 30, 2020

Award Amount

Arts administrators may request between $500 and $1,000 in funding. The number of grants awarded is dependent upon amount of funds available. No match is required.

Eligible Expenses

Grant funds may be used for any of the following (this list is not comprehensive):

  • Travel necessary to engage in the opportunity
  • Registration fees
  • Lodging
  • Consultation fees

When you’re ready, click on the “Apply Now” button below. This will take you to a website called Submittable where you’ll submit your application materials.

APPLY NOW


Narrative Proposal Details

Answer each of these questions.

You can type up your proposal narrative (1000 words),

or

You can upload it in a video or audio recording (no more than 6 minutes in length).

  1. Describe the opportunity you will engage in with the grant funds. What are your specific proposed activities?
  2. Tell us about your work as an arts administrator. What are some of your professional goals and why is this opportunity appropriate and vital to your work at this stage of your career?
  3. How does engaging in this opportunity develop new skills and/or broaden your network?
  4. Why are you excited about this opportunity? What is this going to make possible?

If you share your proposal narrative in a video or audio recording keep it simple and to the point. The recording should be just you, describing your proposal and answering the four questions listed above.

Please do not include edits of your work samples or special effects. Production quality of this recording will not be considered in your review. Just make sure we can hear and understand you and keep editing and post-production embellishment to a minimum.


Experience List

Provide 5 to 10 arts-based events, milestones, or experiences you have engaged in over the past 5 to 10 years that have contributed to the trajectory of your work as an arts administrator.

The experience list helps the panel situate the opportunity you propose in a broader context; please briefly describe the relevancy of the experiences you listed to the opportunity. (up to 200 words)


Expenses List

List eligible expenses ONLY (travel necessary to engage in the opportunity, registration fees, lodging, costs associated with fulfilling the opportunity that may include consultation fees, fieldwork, or materials required to pursue the desired learning, etc.)


Grant Amount Requested

Indicate the grant amount you are requesting, based on eligible expenses, between $500 and $1,000.


Budget Narrative

If your eligible expenses exceed $1,000 please tell us how you will fund the rest of your proposed activities. (up to 200 words)

Brad DeBiase
Programs and Grants Coordinator
Phone: (602) 771-6534
Email: [email protected]

Submittable Technical Support
Phone: (855) 467-8264, ext. 2
Email: [email protected]
Web: help.submittable.com

Opportunity Grant for Teaching Artists

A teaching artist is a practicing professional artist with the complementary skills and sensibilities of an educator, who engages people in learning experiences in, through, and about the arts. Teaching artists may work in long term or short-term residencies in classrooms or in a community setting or may lead program development through involvement in curricular planning and residencies with school or community partners.

As this grant is available to teaching artists working in all disciplines and at any stage in their career, a wide array of opportunities could be considered eligible.

Proposed opportunities may be self-generated or by invitation and must have potential for significant impact in one or more of these two categories:

  • Develop New Skills: An opportunity to develop new skills by participating in activities like conferences, workshops, institutes, fellowships, master classes, trainings, or apprenticeships. New skills could be technical or pedagogical.
  • Introduce Your Work to New Audiences: An opportunity to present your work in a significant way that will expose your work to new audiences or raise your profile as a teaching artist, such as: presenting at a conference or engaging in an out-of-state teaching artist residency.

Keep in mind you will be asked to describe how engaging in the opportunity will advance your work. Further, the opportunity should not duplicate previous work or experiences, but should represent a new and exciting professional endeavor.

Funding Period

Eligible project activities must take place between September 18, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

Application Cycles

Application Due

November 1, 2019, 11:59 pm

Funding Period

September 18, 2019 – June 30, 2020

Application Due

February 14, 2020, 11:59 pm

Funding Period

November 2, 2019 – June 30, 2020

Award Amount

Keep in mind you will be asked to describe how engaging in the opportunity will advance your work. Further, the opportunity should not duplicate previous work or experiences, but should represent a new and exciting professional endeavor.

Eligible Expenses

Grant funds may be used for any of the following (this list is not comprehensive):

  • Travel necessary to engage in the opportunity
  • Registration fees
  • Lodging
  • Costs associated with the documentation of the opportunity including photography, videography, curriculum writing or evaluation and assessment

When you’re ready, click on the “Apply Now” button below. This will take you to a website called Submittable where you’ll submit your application materials.

APPLY NOW


Narrative Proposal Details

Answer each of these questions.

You can type up your proposal narrative (1000 words),

or

You can upload it in a video or audio recording (no more than 6 minutes in length).

  1. Describe the opportunity you will engage in with the grant funds. What are your specific proposed activities?
  2. Tell us about your practice as a teaching artist, your personal philosophy regarding your approach, and why this opportunity is appropriate and vital to your work at this stage of your career.
  3. How will engaging in this opportunity address at least one of the eligible opportunity categories (develop new skills or introduce your work to new audiences)?
  4. Why are you excited about this opportunity? What is this going to make possible?

If you share your proposal narrative in a video or audio recording keep it simple and to the point. The recording should be just you, describing your proposal and answering the four questions listed above.

Please do not include edits of your work samples or special effects. Production quality of this recording will not be considered in your review. Just make sure we can hear and understand you and keep editing and post-production embellishment to a minimum.


Experience List

Provide 5 to 10 arts-based events, milestones, or experiences you have engaged in over the past 5 to 10 years that have contributed to the trajectory of your work as an arts administrator.

The experience list helps the panel situate the opportunity you propose in a broader context; please briefly describe the relevancy of the experiences you listed to the opportunity. (up to 200 words)


Expenses List

List eligible expenses ONLY (travel necessary to engage in the opportunity, registration fees, lodging, costs associated with fulfilling the opportunity that may include consultation fees, fieldwork, or materials required to pursue the desired learning, etc.)


Grant Amount Requested

Indicate the grant amount you are requesting, based on eligible expenses, between $500 and $1,000.


Budget Narrative

If your eligible expenses exceed $1,000 please tell us how you will fund the rest of your proposed activities. (up to 200 words)

Elisa Radcliffe
Arts Learning Manager
Phone: (602) 771-6528
Email: [email protected]

Submittable Technical Support
Phone: (855) 467-8264, ext. 2
Email: [email protected]
Web: help.submittable.com