FY2018 State Budget Includes Additional $1.5 Million for the Arts

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The $9.8 billion fiscal year 2018 budget signed today by Governor Doug Ducey includes a $1.5 million appropriation to the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Derived from interest accrued on the state’s Rainy Day Fund, this one-time allocation will not increase overall state spending.

AZ Creative Communities Institute Invites Cities/Towns to Explore Creative Potential

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The AZ Creative Communities Institute (AZ CCI) offers small teams, made up of diverse community members, a unique opportunity to explore the many ways Arizona’s creativity can be put to work for positive community impact. AZ CCI teams will learn from and with local and national experts, and peers from other Arizona cities, towns, and neighborhoods.

Arizona High School Students to Compete at State Finals of National Poetry Recitation Contest

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For Immediate Release March 6, 2017 Contact: Steve Wilcox 602-771-6536 swilcox@azarts.gov Arizona High School Students to Compete at State Finals of National Poetry Recitation Contest Over 10,000 Arizona high school students participated in Poetry Out Loud in 2016-17 The Arizona Commission on the Arts will present the 12th Annual Arizona Poetry Out Loud state finals… Read more »

Create/Change: AZ Institute Brings Creative Aging Training to Arizona

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In May, global leaders in the field of creative aging will convene in Tempe, Arizona, for Create/Change: AZ, a 3-day institute focused on transforming care for elders through creative engagement. Long-term care professionals, teaching artists, and students pursuing degrees in social work, performing or visual arts, psychology, or nursing are encouraged to register.

Arts Commission Awards Research and Development Grants to 17 Arizona Artists

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts is pleased to announce the recipients of Artist Research and Development Grants for Fiscal Year 2017. This highly-competitive grant program awards funding to Arizona artists practicing in a variety of artistic disciplines in support of research and development leading to the creation of new works of art.