Resources and Opportunities

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​The following resources provide grants and/or assistance in planning and developing arts and culture programming:


The Arizona Commission on the Arts provides a variety of funding opportunities that enable schools, organizations and community groups to carry out projects and to maintain ongoing, high quality public arts programming.

The Arizona Community Foundation has grant cycles which are announced via e-mail and other media outlets. Staff members conduct free workshops statewide in advance of grant cycles to assist prospective applicants in preparing their proposals.

​The Virginia G. Piper Trust’s grantmaking focuses on Virginia Galvin Piper’s commitment to improving the quality of life for residents of Maricopa County. Staff work closely with potential grantees to ensure projects are focused, meet Trust’s funding guidelines and address longer term needs.


National Guild.jpgThe National Guilding for Community Arts Education strives to build the capacity of community arts education providers to 1) deliver quality programs that are sustainable and equitable, 2) secure greater financial support, and 3) contribute to  systemic change through

Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Artsis the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities.

U.S. Department of Education 's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

The Western States Arts Federation connects art, technology and leadership to engage cultural communities in positive transformation.