Contemporary Forum Artists' Grants Awards

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Contemporary Forum Artists’ Grants
Contemporary Forum, a support group of Phoenix Art Museum, is accepting applications from emerging Arizona artists for its annual Artists’ Grants competition. The selection committee will award up to five grants of $2,000 each. The grants are intended to provide recognition and financial support for emerging professional artists focused on establishing their careers. A panel of qualified judges will select the recipients.

Who is an Emerging Artist?

  • Individuals who have recently completed degree programs.
  • Artists whose work has been shown in Arizona but not extensively outside of the state.
  • Individuals returning to art after a hiatus.


Emerging Artists working in all mediums, including painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, new media, performance, photography, or video may apply.

  • Artists must be Arizona residents.
  • Artwork must have been produced within the last two years.
  • Artists may not be enrolled in a college degree program.
  • Previous recipients of the Artists’ Grants are ineligible.

Submission Requirements:

Applications must be submitted online and include:

  • Artist name, street address, email address, and telephone number
  • Resume/CV
  • Artist statement (optional; 150 words or less)
  • Description of work (title, date, medium, dimensions)
  • Three JPEGS or three videos (not to exceed three minutes each) of submitted artwork

        Note: Videos exceeding three minutes will not be accepted.

Submission deadline: All materials must be submitted by Friday, April 27, 2018.

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Contemporary Forum Artists' Grants Awards