On July 11, 2019, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced that over $2.63 million was awarded to nonprofit arts organizations, festivals, and education programs throughout the state.

At their quarterly meeting on June 27, 2019, the Governor-appointed board of the Arizona Commission on the Arts approved the funding of 260 grants to Arizona nonprofit arts organizations, festivals, schools, and community-based programs. This action represents the allocation of 75% of the Arts Commission’s annual grants budget, with several other grant programs running throughout the year.

List of Grantees

The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, has awarded $5,000 Research and Development Grants to 31 artists throughout the state. Awarded through a competitive application and review process, Research & Development (R&D) Grants support Arizona artists as they work to advance their artistic practice, expand their creative horizons, and deepen the impact of their work. This year, thanks to a new public-philanthropic partnership between the state agency and the Arizona Community Foundation (ACF), and through funding from the Newton and Betty Rosenzweig Fund for the Arts, the number of available awards more than doubled, from 15 to 31.

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Images: 2019 Grantees

Images of the awarded artists and samples of their work are being added to this file as they become available. If there is a particular artist you would like an image of that is not available here, please email your request to Stacey Wong at [email protected]. Photos may not be available for the requested artist, but we will do what we can to accommodate your request.

Edgardo Aguilar, a senior at Desert View High School in Tucson, will represent Arizona at the 14th Annual Poetry Out Loud national finals competition in Washington, DC, April 30-May 1, 2019.