General Opportunities

The 54th Annual Wickenburg Art Club Artisans’ Fair – Gold Rush Days
Deadline: February 8,9 & 10, 2019
The Wickenburg Art Club, Inc. hosts the annual Juried Artisans’ Fair and Fine Arts Show in Stone Park (on the library lawn on Apache Street) during the Wickenburg, AZ Annual Gold Rush Days, the second full weekend in February. This three-day juried Artisans’ Fair focuses on finely crafted Artisan-produced works of art. To learn more, please click here.

MAP Fund Grant – MAP
Deadline: February 15, 2019
The MAP Fund invests in artistic production as the critical foundation of imagining — and ultimately co-creating — a more equitable and vibrant society. MAP supports original live performance projects that embody a spirit of deep inquiry, particularly works created by artists who question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy across the United States. Funded projects address these concerns through the processes of creating and distributing live performance to the public, and/or through the content and themes of the work itself. For more information, click here.

2019 Arizona Poetry Out Loud Regional Finals – Arizona Commission on the Arts
Deadline: February 23, 2019
Poetry Out Loud invites dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word, and theater into the English class. Students across the state are competing now in school-level competitions. In February, top students from each participating school will compete at the regional level in hopes of advancing to the state finals where they’ll compete for the opportunity to represent Arizona at the National Finals in Washington, DC. For more information, please click here.

CORE Grant Application – The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
Deadline: March 1, 2019
The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona has created CORE grants in order to provide unrestricted operating support for high-impact nonprofits. CFSA believes that in order improve the lives and places of the nonprofit community within Southern Arizona, they need the core unrestricted working capital to leverage their impact. For more information, please email

Community Investment Grant – Arizona Commission on the Arts
Deadline: March 14, 2019
Community Investment Grants (CIG) provide unrestricted general operating support to nonprofit arts and organizations of all sizes, local arts agencies, and tribal cultural organizations whose primary mission is to produce, present, teach, or serve the arts. For more information on the CIG, please click here.

Festival Grant – Arizona Commission on the Arts 
Deadline: March 14, 2019
Festival Grants support organizations in their efforts to provide quality arts programming through festival activities and are awarded to assist with the costs of connecting artists (or their artistic work) with communities. For more information about the Festival Grant, click here.

Artist Opportunity Grants – Arizona Community Foundation 
Deadline: March 15, 2019
Artist Opportunity Grants provide funding support to Arizona artists as they take advantage of specific, unique opportunities that have the potential to significantly impact an artist’s work and career. This grant supports and empowers artists to critical stages in their creative lives as you work to raise the profile of your artistic practice and continue to innovate your work. For more information, please click here.

Voices of the Alaskan Artist in Residence Program – The U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 
Deadline: March 18, 2019
The U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service offer residencies of seven to nine days from June through August to artists of all mediums to take part in stewardship projects in the wilderness of Alaska. Residents will be partnered with rangers, and are provided with camping equipment, food, and travel to and from the field, but are responsible for their own transportation to and from Alaska.  Artists are expected to donate one piece of creative work to the hosting federal agency and to give a public presentation within six months of the residency that in some way connects a community to its public lands. Please contact Program Coordinator Barbara Lydon at

New Works Artist Project Grant – Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona
Deadline: April 8, 2019
The New Works Artist Project Grant seeks to support the depth and breadth of innovative new art work created and produced in the City of Tucson and Pima County. It supports individual artists’ projects that meet the highest standards of excellence across a diverse spectrum of artistic disciplines. Creation activities must include the development and production of new art work and take an original and imaginative approach to content and form. For more information and to apply, click here.

Rose Fellowship – Enterprise Community 
Deadline: April 14, 2019
The Enterprise Rose Fellowship partners community-engaged artists and architects with local community development organizations to facilitate an inclusive approach to development that results in equitable, healthy, resilient communities. For more information, please click here.

Scholarship Application now available – Arizona Community Foundation
Deadlines: Varies
High school seniors, current college students, and graduate students throughout Arizona are invited to apply for more than 100 scholarship awards. By completing the general application for 2019-20 academic year, students will be matched with all of the awards for which they may qualify. Each award has its own deadline, with some closing as early as February and some as late as May. For more information, click here. (Posted on 01/08/19)

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