2015 is the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). To better recount the story of the federal agency's first 50 years, the NEA has issued a general invitation to all Americans: share your story of how the arts have influenced your life.
How have the arts inspired you to do something unique? How have they made a difference among you and your family and in the communities and neighborhoods in which you live? If there is a specific NEA grant that has had an impact on you and your community, the NEA wants to hear about it.
To make sharing your story as simple as possible, the NEA has created a submission form on their website. Just fill in the blanks and submit. In addition to or instead of a narrative, you can also tell your story through photos, video and/or audio.
Starting September 29, the official birthday of the NEA, they will begin posting stories on their website and promoting them across their social media.
Let make sure that Arizona's story is among those told in September. Share your story today!Read more
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America, including 25 in Arizona. The program runs from Memorial Day, May 25, 2015 through Labor Day, September 7, 2015.Read more
There is no denying the problems that accompany aging. But what has been universally denied is the potential. The ultimate expression of potential is creativity.
- Dr. Gene Cohen, The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential in the Second Half of Life
Each year, the Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC) partners with Southern Arizona's business, government and arts communities to honor the region's arts luminaries--the individuals, organizations and businesses that make Southern Arizona a wellspring of creative vitality. The list of past Lumies Arts & Business Award recipients reflects the richness and diversity of Southern Arizona's arts and culture sector.Read more
This week, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) made their second major grant announcement of fiscal year 2015. Among the Art Works grants announced on May 6th, 15 were awarded to Arizona arts and culture organizations, representing a total investment of $435,000. For a complete list of Arizona grantees, project descriptions and award amounts, see the posted list, below.Read more