2017 Poetry Out Loud State Finals to Air on Arizona PBS Stations

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As if the Arizona Poetry Out Loud state finals weren’t exciting enough, the 2017 finals were held in the downtown Phoenix studios of Arizona PBS. On March 12, 2017, 10 high school students from all across the state stepped on to the stage and into the spotlight to recite poems for a live audience and Arizona PBS’s TV cameras. In April, Arizona PBS and… Read more »

FY2018 Strengthening Schools Through Arts Partnerships Grants

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts has published guidelines for Fiscal Year 2018 Strengthening Schools Through Arts Partnerships Grants. We encourage prospective applicants to review these guidelines thoroughly and begin preparing application responses and materials as soon as possible.

AZ ArtWorker: Betsabeé Romero

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CALA Alliance and AZ ArtWorker, a program of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, are pleased to welcome renowned contemporary Mexican artist Betsabeé Romero for an artist residency in Phoenix, Arizona.

Kellen Vu of Arizona School for the Arts is 2017 Arizona Poetry Out Loud State Champion

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Kellen Vu, a sophomore at Arizona School for the Arts in Phoenix, will represent Arizona at the 12th Annual Poetry Out Loud national finals competition in Washington, D.C., April 25-26, 2017. The Arizona Poetry Out Loud State Finals were held on Saturday, March 12, 2017, at the studios of Arizona PBS in Downtown Phoenix.

2017 Arizona Poetry Out Loud State Finals

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On Saturday, March 11, 2017, 10 high school students from throughout the state will compete in the poetry recitation contest for an opportunity to represent Arizona at the 12th Annual Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, D.C.

28 Arizona Artists You Should Know

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Each year the Arizona Commission on the awards Arts Artist Research and Development Grants to artists in all disciplines in support of the advancement of artistic research, the development of artistic work, and in recognition of the contributions individual artists make to Arizona’s communities. Today, we’re proud to feature 28 grantees from the past three years.

2017 Viola Awards Celebrate Flagstaff Arts and Culture

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Celebrating excellence in the arts and sciences, the Viola Awards recognize artists, educators, organizations and leaders who make positive contributions to the arts and sciences in Flagstaff. The 9th Annual Viola Awards Gala took place on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Ten awards were given out in eight categories, plus two Viola Legacy Awards.

AZ ArtWorker: Roundtable moderated by Adriana Gallego 

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Join us for a lively roundtable conversation of arts professionals from around the country, moderated by Adriana Gallego, artist and Deputy Director of the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture.

Create/Change: AZ – Sold Out!

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Create/Change: AZ is now at attendance capacity. We are no longer accepting new registrants. You can add your name to our waiting list at www.azarts.gov/programs/create-change and if new space becomes available, we’ll let you know!