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

Before submitting an application through the AFTSA 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.

2021 Project Creosote: Rebuilding Grant for those Organizing in the Arts is a relief effort to support organizations who demonstrate commitment to enrich community through Arts and Culture. Arts Foundation (AFTSA) will distribute up to $10,000 to organizations operating within Southern Arizona and the 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. Southern Arizona encompasses all communities between the Gila River and the US-Mexico International Border.
Collectives and cooperatives encouraged to apply with 501(c)3 Fiscal Sponsors. 

Review Guidelines for eligibility and details.

Staff Contact
If you have any questions regarding submission of the form below, please reach out to Yurika Isoe,  Grants and Services Manager at grants@artsfoundtucson.org


Proyecto Creosota:   Beca de Reconstrucción en las Artes es un programa de financiamiento con la   meta de proteger puestos de trabajo en las artes y mantener las puertas   abiertas de centros culturales,los cuales agregan tanto valor a la economía de Estados Unidos y a la   vida creativa de nuestras comunidades. El programa de becas está abierto a   centros culturales artísticos ubicados dentro del área de servicio de Arts   Foundation, que incluye condados y naciones soberanas nativas que residen   entre los márgenes sur del Río Gila y la frontera internacional entre Estados   Unidos y México. El Proyecto Creosota tiene la intención de otorgar premios   que impactarán a un amplio distrito electoral. Esto incluye una amplia gama   geográfica y organizaciones que asisten a poblaciones desatendidas, como   aquellas cuyas oportunidades de experimentar las artes están limitadas por la   geografía, el origen étnico, la economía o la discapacidad.

Se les pedirá a los   solicitantes que completen un formulario en línea que incluya información de   contacto, misión artística, programación artística, datos demográficos y   presupuesto.

Fecha límite de solicitud:  jueves 18 de noviembre de 2021 a las 11:59   p.m. Horario de Arizona

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

Volunteer to be an AFTSA Peer-Review Panelist

Panelists play a central role in reviewing applications for funding and public art opportunities. We rely on panels composed of individuals who represent a broad range of artistic and cultural viewpoints, as well as wide geographic and ethnic diversity, to provide advice about the artistic excellence and artistic merit of proposals. 

We maintain a database to help us identify and select panelists. AFTSA does not share this information with any third parties. Responding to some of the questions is voluntary and the information is used only for statistical and diversity inclusion purposes. However, inclusion in this database does not guarantee that someone will be asked to serve on a panel. 

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