The calendar below features upcoming Arts Commission deadlines, events, information sessions and workshop opportunities. Times, dates and event details may be subject to change. For more information, please email [email protected].

Public Meeting Notice

It is the public policy of this state that meetings of public bodies be conducted openly and that notices and agendas be provided for such meetings which contain such information as is reasonably necessary to inform the public of the matters to be discussed or decided. Pursuant to A.R.S. § 34-431.02, all public bodies are required to maintain a Notice of Public Meeting section on their website. All public meeting notices of the Arizona Commission on the Arts can be found at and a link will be posted within the calendar entry below.

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits the Arizona Commission on the Arts from discrimination on the basis of disability. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting Brad DeBiase at (602) 771-6534 or [email protected].

Persons who are deaf, hearing impaired or speech impaired can contact the Arts Commission through the Arizona Relay Service, 1-800-842-4681 Voice; or 1-800-367-8939 TTY. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.


Online Info Session: R&D Grants
Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Thursday, June 3, 2021
5:00 – 6:00 pm


This session will provide an overview of the Research & Development Grant application, eligibility requirements, and review process.

R&D Grant Webinar: Proposal Narrative
Jun 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Thursday, June 10
4:00 – 5:00 PM


Attendees will learn insider tips on crafting a compelling narrative that communicates who you are, what you do, and why it matters.

R&D Grant Webinar: Communities of Practice
Jun 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Thursday, June 17
4:00 – 5:00 PM


Attendees will learn…

  • How to identify your communities of practice
  • Tips for describing your community of practice in the R&D Grant application
  • How thinking about your contributions to a community of practice can lead to more authentic and ethical engagement

R&D Grant Webinar: Work Samples
Jun 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Thursday, June 24
4:00 – 5:00 PM


Attendees will learn…

  • How to choose work samples that reflect your distinct vision.
  • The best ways to convey the techniques you use and the intention behind them.
  • Tips for putting your best foot forward and avoiding common mistakes.

Due Date: Research & Development Grant, Stage 2 application
Oct 13 @ 11:59 pm – 11:59 pm
Panel Review: Research & Development Grants
Nov 19 @ 11:30 am – 6:30 pm