The Arizona Commission on the Arts is now accepting applications for 2022 Research & Development (R&D) Grants! R&D Grants provide up to $5,000 in 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
Applicants may request a minimum of $3,000 and a maximum of $5,000.
Up to 20 grants will be awarded this year.
2-Stage Application & Review Process
The R&D Grant application process is split into two stages so applicants don’t spend a lot of time doing unnecessary work. After your Stage 1 application materials are reviewed by a panel of independent arts professionals, applications determined to be most competitive according to evaluation criteria will move on to Stage 2.
Application: Stage 1
- Proposal Narrative
- Work Samples
July 8, 2021
Notification of Stage 2 Advancement
September 13, 2021
Application: Stage 2
- Process Map
- Experience List
- Expense List
October 13, 2021
Panel Review Meeting
November 19, 2021
December 13, 2021
Online Information Session
This session provides an overview of the Research & Development Grant application, eligibility requirements, and review process.
Grantwriting 101 Webinars
Over the course of three sessions, previous R&D Grantees will share tips, tricks, and insights on crafting your best application.
Communities of Practice
Thursday, June 24
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Ready to Apply?
Visit https://azarts.gov/grant/artist-research-and-development/ for application details!