The Arizona Commission on the Arts is now accepting applications for 2020 Research & Development (R&D) Grants.

R&D Grants provide funding support to Arizona artists as they work to advance their artistic practice, expand their creative horizons, and deepen the impact of their work.

Who’s it For?

Artists working in any discipline who live and work in Arizona. Whether you’re just getting started or you have already experienced many career successes, the R&D Grant is available to help you take your artistic practice to the next level, including:

  • exploration of new techniques
  • experimentation with new materials or technologies
  • creation of new work
  • development of new strategies for engaging your community of practice

The application period for 2020 Research & Development Grants is now open.

Applications will be accepted through 11:59 PM, Friday, October 25, 2019.

R&D Grant Information Sessions

Leading up to the application due date, the Arizona Commission on the Arts will present public information sessions online and throughout the state.

Additional opportunities will be posted here as they are scheduled.


This webinar-style session will be presented online.

September 6, 2019
3:00 – 4:00 pm



Onyx Art Gallery
1346 W Roosevelt St, Phoenix

September 17, 2019
6:00 – 7:30 pm



Littlewood Community Co-op
176 S Main St, Yuma

New date TBA



Phoenix Indian Sch Visitor Ctr
300 E Indian School Rd

September 20, 2019
6:00 – 7:30 pm



Xico Arte y Cultura
1008 E Buckeye Rd, Phoenix

September 23, 2019
6:00 – 7:30 pm



Native American Cultural Center
318 W. McCreary Dr, Flagstaff

September 27, 2019
3:00 – 5:00 pm


Banner image: Mel “Melo” Dominguez, recipient of a 2019 R&D Grant. Photo by Julius Scholsburg.