The Arizona Commission on the Arts is now accepting applications for Artist Opportunity Grants! Artists may request between $500 and $1,500 in funding support as they take advantage of specific, unique opportunities that have the potential to significantly impact their professional growth.

What is an eligible opportunity?

As this grant is available to artists working in all disciplines and at any stage in their career, a wide array of opportunities could be considered eligible, so long as there is potential for significant impact in one or more of these three categories:

Introduce Your Work to New Audiences

An opportunity to present your work in a significant way that will expose your work to new audiences or raise your artistic profile.

Develop New Skills

An opportunity to develop new artistic skills through participation in activities like conferences, artist residencies, workshops, fellowships, master classes, or apprenticeships.

Develop Your Artistic Entrepreneurship

An opportunity to expand your entrepreneurial capacity, such as the production of marketing materials, website development, payment of professional fees (lawyers, accountants, etc.), and any practice-related capital expenses (like equipment purchases, materials, services, rental fees for equipment or facility, etc.)

Remember you will be asked to describe how engaging in the proposed opportunity will advance your work. Further, the opportunity should not duplicate previous work or experiences, but should represent a new or further developing professional endeavor.

Award Amount

Artists may request between $500 and $1,500 in funding.

The number of grants awarded is dependent upon the amount of funds available. No match is required.

Applicant Information Sessions

Leading up to the application due date, the Arizona Commission on the Arts will present a webinar-style information session to help prospective applicants in preparing competitive applications.

Thursday, May 23, 2024
10:00 – 11:00 am


Wednesday, May 29, 2024
6:00 – 7:00 pm


Sunday, June 2, 2024
3:00 – 4:00 pm


Learn More

For more information, please review the grant guidelines or visit


Organization/Company: Arizona Commission on the Arts
Location: Arizona
Deadline: 6/20/2024
How to Apply: For more information, please review the grant guidelines or visit