Professional Development Grants provide funding support for participation in artistic development and skills building activities or opportunities that contribute to professional growth and career development.

Professional Development Grants (PDG) are designed to assist Arizona artists, arts administrators and arts educators with funding support for participation in professional development and skills-building activities which contribute to significant professional growth. Learning activities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Participation in conferences or symposia.
  • Artist or administrator residencies.
  • Training with mentors/master artists.

Learning activities must be structured and documentable. Residencies and training opportunities are eligible activities, provided the applicant has been invited or accepted and will be a participant, not solely a deliverer of learning or programming. Applicants must make a compelling case as to why a particular self-identified learning activity was selected and how it will have a substantial impact on their work and/or community.

Applicants may request a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $750. All grants must be matched by a minimum contribution of 25% of the requested grant amount.

CYCLE A Application Deadline: 11:59pm Thursday, May 4, 2017
For activities between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

CYCLE B Application Deadline: 11:59pm Thursday, September 7, 2017
For activities between November 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

CYCLE C Application Deadline: 11:59pm Thursday, February 1, 2018
For activities between March 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018.

For Cycles A & C
Gabriela Muñoz
Artist Programs Manager
(602) 771-6530
For Cycle B
Kristen Pierce
Organizational Grants and Services Manager
(602) 771-6517

The application period for Cycle C (for activities with a start date between March 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018) is now open.

The application deadline is 11:59pm Thursday, February 1, 2018.

Please thoroughly review the grant guidelines below before beginning your application.

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If you have already begun an application, click below:

  • Grant Guidelines: Fiscal Year 2018 Professional Development Grant
  • Budget Form: Fiscal Year 2018 Professional Development Grant