Resources posted here offer prospective grant applicants information related to applying for Arizona Commission on the Arts grants.

 

The Arizona Commission on the Arts currently accepts all grant applications and final reports through an online submission platform called Submittable.

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Submittable Technical Support
Email: support@submittable.com
Phone: (855) 467-8264, ext. 2
Web: help.submittable.com

The DataArts – Cultural Data Profile (CDP) is a powerful online management tool designed to strengthen arts and cultural organizations. Organizations enter financial, programmatic, and operational data into a standardized online form and can then generate funder reports as part of the application process to participating grantmakers, including the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Organizations can also use their data to produce a variety of reports designed to help increase management capacity, identify strengths and challenges, and inform decision-making.

For more information about DataArts, visit http://www.culturaldata.org/.

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Phone: (877) 707-DATA (877) 707-3282
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Grant Application Process

The application process for Arts Commission grants varies somewhat from year to year and from program to program, but the timeline mapped out below is generally applicable. Specific dates and milestones can be found on each grant’s info page and guidelines.


 

8-12 weeks before the application deadline, grant guidelines are published.

The grant guidelines include a description of the grant and its purpose, eligibility requirements, funding restrictions, the criteria by which applications will be evaluated, and instructions on how to apply.

 

Though we advise all applicants to begin drafting the content of their applications as soon as guidelines are published, applications cannot be submitted until the online submission portal opens, approximately 8 weeks before the deadline.

 

Applicants are encouraged to take full advantage of the time available to work on their application. Begin early to ensure you have sufficient time to edit, revise, and ask questions. As Submittable allows you to save your progress, there is no need to complete the full application in one session.

For some grants you may be required to submit an Intent to Apply letter before the application deadline. Be sure to review the grant guidelines thoroughly to ensure you are meeting all requirements.


Applications are reviewed first by Arts Commission staff for eligibility. Eligible applications are then assigned to members of he review panel for independent review in preparation for the panel review meeting.

Approximately 8 weeks after the application deadline, a panel is convened to review the applications. Each panelist will have already reviewed each application, but now they will have an opportunity to discuss as a body and finalize their evaluations. The panel ends their meeting by making recommendations for funding.

Click here to learn more about the panel review process.

Funding recommendations are presented to the Arts Commission’s Governor-appointed board of commissioners at their quarterly meetings. Grants are only awarded after the board of commissioners have voted to approve the panel’s recommendations.