Welcome to the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona Submittable Portal. This portal allows users to submit Arts Foundation grant applications, public art applications, as well as submissions for special programs and initiatives. 

Before submitting an application through the Arts Foundation Submittable Portal, be sure to read and follow directions published in the program guidelines found for each program on our website at artsfoundtucson.org.

The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona is the designated arts agency for City of Tucson and Pima County, responsible for providing local arts and cultural development services through direct funding, technical assistance, commissions, and contracts to artists and arts organizations.

Would you like to be on Artistories? 

Artistories is a KXCI mini-program and podcast, hosted by Arts Foundation Board President Eva Karene Romero focused on connecting you to the people creating the arts and culture experience in our region.

The podcast spotlights grantees of the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, as well as artists, culture bearers and the greater arts and culture workforce in Southern Arizona from the Gila River to the U.S. Mexico International borderlands. 

How to apply

To express your interest in being featured in Artistories, please complete the simple nomination form below.

More about Artistories

Artistories is a real moment with a real person exploring the story we tell about ourselves, our values as a community, and how they can inspire and guide us. Artistories is a project of The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, which is partially funded by the City of Tucson and Pima County and aired through KXCI


a conversation with bites for everyone at the table
a treatise on thriving and surviving creatively in this space
a pushing of the envelope
an archive of our thing
an accounting of our cultural capital
a case for support airport
a sonic picture of our dream in motion

Music: Francesca Bellucci

Logo: Jeremy Thompson

Artistories airs via KXCI:

Monday – 5:55 PM
Tuesday 12:55 PM
Wednesday- 4:55 AM & 9:55 PM
Friday- 11:55 AM
Sunday 5:55 PM

Brief Overview
The online Donation Form is to be completed by the person or entity requesting that a work of public art be donated to the City of Tucson. The Guidelines reference the City of Tucson’s Administrative Directive #7.01-6, Public Art Gifts, Acquisition and Donations. The purpose of the administrative directive is to develop a protocol for donated and privately funded art projects on public property. The process for accepting donations, temporary works of art, and privately funded projects must adhere to the guidelines. The City of Tucson will consider accepting donations of artwork into the City’s public art collection and will consider siting privately funded projects on public property. The City will also consider accepting temporary works of art for display in City-owned facilities or on City-owned property. Each artwork is reviewed by the Public Art Community Design Committee and the city's Risk Manager, and requires approval from the Arts Foundation Board, the appropriate Ward representative, and the City manager. Any and all public art that is accepted into the City’s public art collection or sited on public property outside the Selection Policy described in Section 701-4, regardless of funding source, shall follow this policy. Before proceeding, please read the full guidelines for this program.
Donations Guidelines

The Arts Directory is open to all artists and entities who work in the arts and cultural sectors and live or work in the Arts Foundation’s service region across Southern Arizona. This includes:

  • Pima, Santa Cruz and Cochise counties
  • Southern portions of Pinal, Yuma, Greenlee, Graham, Maricopa County
  • Native Sovereign Nations of Ak-Chin Indian Community, Sovereign Nation of the Cocopahs, Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, Gila River Indian Community, Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Tohono O’Odham Nation, San Carlos Apache Nation.


  • No-cost profile listing on the Arts Foundation Arts Directory. 
  • Participate in the Arts Foundation community.
  • Share your work with others. 
  • Drive visitors to your website or social media accounts where they can find out more about your creative practice or find your work.
  • Find other artists and partners for collaboration.


  • Artists and arts and cultural entities are expected to be aligned with the Arts Foundation’s vision and mission.
  • Artists are expected to be an active, positive contributor to a multidisciplinary, intergenerational, community of artists and arts organizations.
  • All participants must abide by the Arts Directory Terms of Use.
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