A few years ago, a group of women gathered together in Phoenix to begin a new group supporting the arts in our state. We had formerly been a group in support of the major art museum in the city, but now we wanted to find a wider focus.
The result was Arizona Women for the Arts. As the name implies, we set as our goal the funding of grants for Arizona women artists. Now, applications for the first grants are open!
Here is the press release. Please spread the word to any artist, in any genre, you think may be interested in applying for one of two $1500 grants to support their work.
Phoenix, AZ, May 2, 2023
AZ Women for the Arts Announces Its Inaugural Grant Opportunity!
Two $1,500 grants will be awarded
The mission of AZ Women for the Arts (AZWA) is to foster the growth of Arizona's women artists. To that end, AZWA’s artist grant portal will open for the very first time on June, 1, 2023. All women artists, who are 18 years of age or older and legal residents of the state of Arizona, are encouraged to apply. Their artwork can fall into any artistic medium: fine art, public art, dance, music, literature, photography, etc.
This is not a juried show. Rather the grants will be determined by a clearly articulated mission and description of the scope of the individual’s work, its potential impact on the community, and the way in which the AZWA grant will support their work. The project can be in any phase of development. Potential uses of the grant funds might be project supplies, educational opportunities, exhibition expenses, or any other need the applicant fully describes. A selection committee will review the grant applications after the grant portal closes on July 31, 2023. Grantees will be announced in September.
AZWA is spreading the word about its inaugural grants via art organizations, art schools, and the media at large. Please feel free to share this press release with all your contacts.
Recognizing the societal value of art, the mission of AZ Women for the Arts is to support organizations and individuals devoted to the growth of the arts in Arizona. Three levels of membership are available to fit all budgets, and enable members to enjoy monthly educational programs, lectures, tours, luncheons and more. Some events are exclusive to members, while others welcome members’ guests and the public at large. For more information visit AZWomenForTheArts.org.