Community Grants & Opportunities

Art Sphere Design Competition – We-Robot
Deadline: December 15, 2019
The We-Robot is Tucson’s latest invention in support of emerging and established public artists. We are seeking your 2D designs to be carved into four-foot diameter steel spheres, which will then be illuminated from within to become public art. The top five designs will be carved in public performance then hosted by local businesses for public viewing, day or night. Please submit your final design “stencil-style” as a 1200×4800 pixel black and white .svg file to amandasmith220@gmail.com or contact us at any time for more details and submission guidelines. www.ei-robot.com

Innovator-in-Residence Program – Library of Congress
Deadline: January 15, 2020, March 15, 2020 (5pm PST)
One of the missions of Library of Congress’ Labs (Labs) at the Library of Congress (Library) is to enable transformational experiences between the Library’s digital collections and the American people. Labs established an Innovator in Residence Program (IIR) in 2017 to invite creative people to develop research concepts or projects inspired by the Library’s collections that demonstrate possibilities of how the Library relates to and enriches the work, life and imagination of the American people. By encouraging the expertise of outside voices to contribute short-term, high-impact projects, the residency will serve the Library’s Digital Strategic Plan by supporting creativity in emerging styles of research.This opportunity will support the objectives of Labs, enabling transformational experiences between the Library’s collections and the American people. For more information and to apply, click here.

Arts Learning Collaboration Grant (Cycle C) – Arizona Commission on the Arts
Deadline: January 30, 2020 (11:59pm PST)
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants enhance the work of school-based arts teaching and learning programs through collaborative projects taking place in-school, after-school, or during summer/inter-session and in-services in one of the following three categories: Planning, Professional Development, and Student Learning. For more information and to apply, click here.

Lifelong Arts Engagement Grant (Cycle C) – Arizona Commission on the Arts
Deadline: January 30, 2020 (11:59pm PST)
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants support partnerships that foster meaningful arts learning experiences in community settings for learners of any age in one of the following three categories: Participant Engagement, Planning, and Professional Development. For more information and to apply, click here.

Opportunity Grant – Arizona Commission on the Arts
Deadline: February 14, 2020 (11:59pm)
Opportunity Grants provide funding support to Arizona artists, teaching artists, and arts administrators as they take advantage of specific, unique opportunities that have the potential to significantly impact their professional growth. These grants support and empower arts sector workers at critical stages in their creative lives as they work to advance their career and continue to innovate in their work. For more information to apply, click here.

Plein Air Painting Event – Casa Grande Arts and Humanities Commission
Date of Event: February 22, 2020
The Casa Grande Arts and Humanities Commission is holding its Annual Plein Air Painting event on February 22, 2020. Registration is at 8:00 am at the Women’s Club, 407 N. Sacaton St., Casa Grande, Arizona 85122. Event information is posted on the City of Casa Grande website. Please contact the City Clerk’s office for any questions 520-421-8600. Go to https://casagrandeaz.gov/calendar/plein-air-competition-02-22-20/

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