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.

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 residencies.
  • Workshops, institutes, fellowships.

Learning activities must be structured and documentable. Applicants must make a compelling case as to why a particular 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. No match is required.

The total number of applicants awarded in a given cycle depends, in part, on availability of funds and may vary from one cycle to the next.

Activities may extend beyond the cycle end date, with the exception of Cycle C; grant funds cannot be used for activities taking place after the end of the fiscal year.

CYCLE A Application Deadline: 11:59pm Thursday, May 31, 2018.
For activities between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

CYCLE B Application Deadline: 11:59pm Thursday, September 6, 2018.
For activities between November 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

CYCLE C Application Deadline: 11:59pm Thursday, January 31, 2019.
For activities between March 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019.

Brad DeBiase
Programs and Grants Coordinator
(602) 771-6502
bdebiase@azarts.gov

The grant application period for Professional Development Grants is now open.

The application deadline for Cycle B funding (for activities taking place between November 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019) is 11:59pm Thursday, September 6, 2018.

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Please thoroughly review the grant guidelines provided below before applying.

  • Grant Guidelines: Fiscal Year 2019 Professional Development Grant