Administered by the Arizona Commission on the Arts’ AZ Youth Arts Council, the Creative Youth Grant is a funding opportunity for young artists, arts organizations, collaboratives, youth arts councils or clubs that are majority youth-led (20 years-old and under).
Eligible applicants can apply in one of two categories:
To support young artists as they develop new skills or advance their artistic practice outside the traditional school day. This may include paying for lessons, attending a workshop, or paying for supplies and equipment.
For projects that support young people’s stories and ideas through creative expression. This may include youth led arts projects, workshops, or events that happen outside the traditional school day.
Individuals can request between $250 and $750, based on eligible expenses.
Applicants can request the following flat grant amounts: $500, $1,000, $1,500.
Grant funds may be used for any of the following (this list is not comprehensive):
- Fees for private lessons or workshops
- Materials or supplies related to your artistic practice
- Equipment, instruments or technology related to your artistic practice
- Travel costs
- Artist, consultant, and other fees
- Materials or supplies
- Travel costs
- Equipment or technology which directly support the project activities
- Space/rental fees
The Arizona Commission on the Arts is now accepting applications through March 11, 2022.