After more than a decade as the executive director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts and a 40-year career in the field of arts administration, Robert C. Booker will retire from his current position on August 7, 2017. He will be succeeded by Jaime Dempsey, who has served as the Arts Commission’s Deputy Director since 2006.
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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.
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.
(April 4, 2017–Phoenix) The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced 6 grants awarded to Arizona schools and nonprofit organizations in support of programs that establish or enhance opportunities for Arizona residents of all ages to learn through or about the arts.
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.
For Immediate Release March 6, 2017 Contact: Steve Wilcox 602-771-6536 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 »
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.
Today the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, officially launched Next50, a statewide planning initiative designed to empower communities to activate creative assets and co-create ideas to fuel Arizona’s next 50 years.
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.
The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, is pleased to announce that the agency’s Deputy Director, Jaime Dempsey, has been elected to serve on the board of directors for Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA), a national association of public and private arts and culture funders.