As we enter this new calendar year, we’re looking ahead to the next fiscal year: FY2024. In February, we will open applications for FY2024 grants supporting organizations, festivals, and arts learning programs. As we prepare for the FY2024 application period, we want to give you a sense of what to expect.

Guidelines and Application Period

Guidelines and applicant resources for the following grant programs will be published by mid-February. Applications will be due in mid-April.

  • Festival Grants
  • Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants
  • Youth Arts Engagement Grants
  • Creative Capacity Grants

Stay tuned for details and updates.

New Application Platform 

For the past several years, the Arts Commission has used Submittable as its primary platform for application submission and review. In the interest of improving the user experience for applicants and reviewers, the Arizona Commission on the Arts will transition to a new platform this year. Grant applications for FY2024 and beyond will be accepted and reviewed through SurveyMonkey Apply. 

We strongly believe SurveyMonkey Apply will provide a better overall experience for you, the applicant, especially if you apply to multiple grant opportunities over multiple years.  

Advantages of SurveyMonkey Apply include…  

  • Organization-level accounts mean your applications will no longer be bound to a single staff member’s (or former staff member’s) log-in credentials. 
  • Arts Commission staff members can view your application while it is still in draft status, enabling us to provide more direct, efficient support. 
  • Information entered into applications previously submitted through SurveyMonkey Apply can be easily copied over to new applications, meaning less time spent re-entering recurring material from application to application.  
  • Once your application is funded, a simple to navigate dashboard will allow you and your colleagues to monitor the funding process, from award acceptance tasks to the release of your payment to final reporting requirements. 

FY2023 Grant Reporting and Close-out

While grants for FY2024 and beyond will be processed through SurveyMonkey Apply, grantees will close-out their FY2023 grants in Submittable.