Rachel Bess

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“The starting point for the ideas behind many of my paintings is the turmoil that is so often a part of the mortal experience. Whether this occurs between people, between people and their surroundings, or is strictly internal, the adventure of living is wrought with these conflicting moments of pride, fear, sadness, and hostility,” Rachel Bess, 2017 Artist Research & Development Grant recipient.

28 Arizona Artists You Should Know

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Each year the Arizona Commission on the awards Arts Artist Research and Development Grants to artists in all disciplines in support of the advancement of artistic research, the development of artistic work, and in recognition of the contributions individual artists make to Arizona’s communities. Today, we’re proud to feature 28 grantees from the past three years.

Arts Commission Awards Research and Development Grants to 17 Arizona Artists

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts is pleased to announce the recipients of Artist Research and Development Grants for Fiscal Year 2017. This highly-competitive grant program awards funding to Arizona artists practicing in a variety of artistic disciplines in support of research and development leading to the creation of new works of art.

2017 Artist Research and Development Grants

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts is pleased to announce the recipients of Artist Research and Development Grants for Fiscal Year 2017. This highly-competitive grant program awards funding to Arizona artists practicing in a variety of artistic disciplines in support of research and development leading to the creation of new works of art.

Inside the App: Work Samples

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Welcome to the fifth and final installment of Inside the App, a weekly five-part series designed to walk prospective applicants through the Artist Research and Development Grant application and outline some general principles of effective grant writing for artists.

Perspectives: Karen Falkenstrom

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Perspectives is an on ongoing series of interviews and check-ins with recipients of our Artist Research and Development Grant (ARDG). Today we speak with 2015 ARDG recipient Karen Falkenstrom of Tucson.

Inside the App: Timeline and Budget

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Welcome to the fourth installment of Inside the App, a five-part series designed to walk prospective applicants through the Artist Research and Development Grant application and outline some general principles of effective grant writing for artists.

Inside the App: Artist Bio and Statement

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Welcome to the fourth installment of Inside the App, a five-part series designed to walk prospective applicants through the Artist Research and Development Grant application and outline some general principles of effective grant writing for artists.

Inside the App: Q & A

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Welcome to the third installment of Inside the App, a weekly five-part series designed to walk prospective applicants through the Artist Research and Development Grant application and outline some general principles of effective grant writing for artists.

Perspectives: Wendy Burk

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Perspectives is an on ongoing series of interviews and check-ins with recipients of our Artist Research and Development Grant (ARDG). Today we speak with 2015 ARDG recipient Wendy Burk of Tucson.