Community Grants & Opportunities

Research and Development Grant (R&D)- Arizona Commission on the Arts
Deadline: ABL & CC- July 22, 2022, Community Spirit Award- August 31, 2022

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 is 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


First Peoples Fund Fellowships
Deadline: ABL & CC- July 22, 2022, Community Spirit Award- August 31, 2022
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The Artists in Business Leadership (ABL) and Cultural Capital (CC) Fellowships partner with Native artists and culture bearers to strengthen their business skills and ensure that art, culture, and ancestral knowledge are shared from one generation to the next. Fellows receive a $7500 – $10,000 project grant, technical support, and professional training to start or grow an arts business and to further their essential work in their communities.

Each year, First Peoples Fund honors and celebrates exceptional Native artists and culture bearers across the country through the Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Awards. These artists embody their People’s cultural assets in their creations and their way of life.

Studio for Creativity, Place and Equitable Communities – Projecting All Voices Fellowship
Deadline: April 3, 2022

Projecting All Voices (PAV) is a program of the Studio for Creativity, Place and Equitable Communities, supported by ASU Gammage and generously funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation, that aims to support racial equity and inclusion in arts and design so that our nation’s cultural life honors and represents the full creative diversity of our country’s population. The Projecting All Voices fellowship supports underrepresented artists from the Southwest region who are interested in exploring issues of racial equity in the arts, engaging with an educational institution and participating in an intergenerational mentorship cohort.

MAP – MAP Fund Grant Program
Deadline: May 27, 2022

In partnership with other philanthropies, MAP provides project funding, general operating support, and coaching services to artists. This year, MAP will make a significant $2.6M+ dollar investment in the performance sector. 85 grantees will receive a $25,000 grant for the creation and development of new, live performance projects and a $5,000 unrestricted general operating grant.

Team Up Program – The Center for Healthy Nonprofits, Community Foundation of Southern Arizona
Deadline: None (Reposted on 05/11/2021)

The Center is in the process of building a consulting network that will amplify its efforts to support and build capacity in the Southern Arizona nonprofit community. The new program, TeamUp, envisions a streamlined way to team up nonprofits with the rich resources of the consulting professionals who serve nonprofit organizations in Southern Arizona. Approved projects will receive up to 20 hours of consulting/coaching that is fully underwritten.

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