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Attention Arizona artists working in all artistic disciplines: the Arizona Commission on the Arts is now accepting applications for Research & Development Grants.

Research & Development (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

Award Amount

Applicants may request a minimum of $3,000 and a maximum of $5,000.

Up to 20 grants will be awarded this year.

Eligible Expenses

Grant funds may be used for any of the following (this list is not comprehensive):

  • Stipend to grantee
  • Stipends to collaborators
  • Materials
  • Travel costs

  • Technology
  • Equipment
  • Space rental
  • Marketing costs

  • Production costs
  • Documentation
  • Rehearsal time
  • Registration fees

The funding period is January 2023 – January 2024. Proposed activities may be underway prior to the time of application but must be completed by January 31, 2024.

Application and 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

Due 11:59 pm, July 7, 2022

Notification of Stage 2 Advancement

September 13, 2022

Application: Stage 2

Process Map, Experience List, & Expense List

Due 11:59 PM, October 13, 2022

For more information and applicant resources, visit our Research & Development Grant page.

Applications are due July 7, 2022


Organization/Company: Arizona Commission on the Arts
Location: Arizona
Deadline: July 7, 2022
How to Apply: For more information and applicant resources, visit our Research & Development Grant page: