Artist Research and Development Grants (ARDG) are designed to support individual artists from all disciplines. The purpose of this grant is to aid in the development of artistic work, support the advancement of artistic research, and recognize the contributions individual artists make to Arizona’s communities.

Status Update: August 13, 2018

Arizona Commission on the Arts grant programs are subject to periodic renovation to ensure they are meeting the needs of the field and in alignment with the agency’s current funding priorities. Renovation of the Artist Research and Development Grant (ARDG), including its award structure, evaluation criteria, and application process, is now underway. Guided by internal program evaluations, as well as input from Arizona artists, community leaders, artist services specialists, and various other stakeholders, the Arts Commission staff will work through the summer to build a grant that is even more responsive, inclusive, equitable, and relevant.

As a result of the renovation process, the grant timeline for Fiscal Year 2019 ARDGs will be pushed back: grant guidelines will be published September 12. 

If you have any questions about the renovation process or the grant timeline, contact Gabriela Muñoz, Artist Programs Manager, at 602-771-6530 or

Coming soon…

Coming soon…

Gabriela Muñoz
Artist Programs Manager

Submittable Technical Support
(855) 467-8264, ext. 2

The application period for 2018 Artist Research and Development Grants is now closed.

The grant application deadline was 11:59pm Thursday, August 24, 2017.

The application period for 2019 Artist Research and Development Grants will be announced by mid-July 2018

  • Grant Guidelines: Fiscal Year 2019 Artist Research and Development Grant will be published in August 2018