October 2016 Arts Opportunities Newsletter

Dance/AZ: Shaping the Future of Arizona Dance 
Saturday, November 19, 2016; 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum at Mesa Arts Center

Facilitated by Liz Lerman, Yvonne Montoya, and National Dance Project (NDP) Advisors, this convening brings together Arizona’s diverse community of dance professionals to envision a future for our field together!

Whether you’re an independent dance artist, a dance company, dance educator, organization/venue/group who presents dance, or dance supporter, come share your voice in creating an inclusive vision for dance in our state.
New special grant initiative and webinars for Storying Arizona   
Arizona Humanities   
Location: Phoenix, AZ 
Deadline: November 1, 2016
A one-time grant of $10,000 will be awarded to a team of organizations proposing public programs designed to support a collaborative team of two (2) or more organizations’ planned Storying Arizona programming. Programs may include those which educate, interpret and/or promote awareness of the architectural, cultural and archaeological resources of Arizona using a community-centered approach.


Arts Grants  
The Shubert Foundation 
Location: New York, NY 
Deadline: December 1, 2016
The principal goal of the Shubert Foundation is to support not-for-profit, professional theatre and dance companies in the United States. The Shubert Foundation awards unrestricted grants for general operating support, rather than funding for specific projects.

Click here to learn more

Funding Opportunity | The Centerline Arts & Cultural Initiative
City of Glendale
Location: Glendale, AZ
Deadline: 5:00pm, first Monday of each month, through March 2017

The Glendale Public Art Program is pleased to announce an expansion in funding for arts and culture, the 2016-2017 Centerline Arts and Cultural Initiative. The city has developed this program to motivate, increase and support free cultural events and performances to enrich the quality of life and experiences of all Glendale citizens, while increasing foot traffic in the Centerline District. The Centerline District is bounded by 43rd Avenue to the east, 67th Avenue to the west, Myrtle Avenue to the north, and Ocotillo Road to the south.

Music Program Grants  

Spread Music Now   
Location: Redding, CT
On a national basis, SpreadMusicNow welcomes inquiries from nonprofit music, arts education and youth development organizations, public school systems, higher education institutions, and cultural institutions and venues. Eligible organizations must demonstrate a commitment to Spread Music Now’s three strategic priorities and to building strong connections between in-school and out-of-school learning experiences as well as continuous pathways to college, career, and life success.
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Arts and Culture Grants

The Kresge Foundation   

Location: Troy, MI 
Deadline: Ongoing 

For programs that have established specific objectives to advance programmatic goals. Place-based initiatives and local systems. Arts and culture organizations, as well as artists, are encouraged to apply. Proposals are reviewed in an ongoing basis.


This monthly online newsletter from the Arizona Commission on the Arts provides Arizona artists with relevant local, national and international opportunities, including announcements of agency programs and services, upcoming artist grant opportunities and application deadlines, and much more.

Job and Arts Opportunities listings on the website are maintained by Arts Commission staff and are not comprehensive. Questions regarding a listed opportunity should be directed to the corresponding contact person identified in the posting.


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