Workshops and Conferences

The Office of Arts and Culture offers professional development opportunities to individual artists and cultural workers. In addition, the Office lists opportunities for local and national conferences/webinars/workshops. These listings are maintained by the Office staff and are not comprehensive.


SAVVY Workshops
SAVVY is a professional development series offered by the Office of Arts and Culture that gives small arts organizations and artists a space to learn capacity building techniques. Using a peer-to-peer structure, small arts organizations and artists are the main presenters walking participants through the creation of documents, websites, marketing materials, board manuals, and more. Although tailored to smaller arts organizations (less than $100K annual operating budget) and emerging working artists, we encourage all those interested to attend.​​​​​​​ Check back soon for the spring 2019 series.


Local and National Convenings


Creative Capital Online Workshop: Applying for Grants & Residencies
March 21, 2019 – 7:00-8:30 PM ET
As the Editorial Director of Graywolf Press, Ethan Nosowsky has participated in many juried grant and residency panels—particularly for writers. In this online workshop, he’ll show you how to research appropriate programs, put together a competitive application, and make the most out of both award and rejection letters. This online workshop covers all aspects of the grant and residency process for writers, including researching appropriate programs, putting together a competitive application, and making the most of both award and rejection letters.

2019 West Coast Nonprofit Data Conference
April 26-27, 2019, Phoenix, AZ
The West Coast Nonprofit Data Conference brings faculty, students and researchers who study the nonprofit sector together to share and receive constructive feedback on both completed research and works in progress. We are hosting this year's conference,

2019 Americans for the Arts Convention
June 13-16, 2019 - Minneapolis, MN
Art is fundamental to building genuine community. This has always been at the heart of Annual Convention but this year we're underlining it in bold, with ALL CAPS. From the sessions and speakers to the Twin Cities, the 2019 Annual Convention is all about how the arts build civic engagement, give us the space to investigate our past and future, and create lasting positive change.


​Other Local and State Opportunities


AZ Artworker

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Arizona citizens for the ARTS

National Opportunities



arts advocacy day

americans for the arts

80th conference for community arts education