Arts Learning Collaboration Grants and Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants

The Arizona Commission on the Arts is deeply committed to promoting and supporting lifelong learning in, through and about the arts. To ensure that our grantmaking in this area continues to serve the sector’s evolving needs, reach applicants where they are, and direct essential funding support to the most diverse range of programs and projects, the Arts Learning Grant program has been substantially renovated for Fiscal Year 2017 into a pair of new grants:

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National Arts in Education Week is September 11 - 17, 2016!

National Arts in Education Week is September 11 - 17, 2016. The arts are an essential part of a complete education, no matter if it happens in the home, school, or community. Students of all ages—from kindergarten to college to creative aging programs—benefit from artistic learning, innovative thinking, and creativity. Celebrating National Arts in Education Week is a way to recognize this impact and share the message with friends, family, and communities.

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Remembering Carolyn Allen

The board and staff of the Arizona Commission on the Arts lost a colleague and dear friend this past weekend. Carolyn Allen, vice chair of the Commission's governing board and a former state legislator, died on Saturday, August 27, 2016, at the age of 78.

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NEA Research Offers Insights into Arts Participation

On Tuesday, August 30, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) released new research on how Americans participate in the arts. The new research comes in the form of two “arts data profiles,” NEA collections of statistics, graphics, and summary results from data-mining about the arts.

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Arizona Arts Organizations Celebrate Additional Funding for the Arts

Back in May we announced that the $9.6 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2017 approved by the State Legislature and signed today by Governor Doug Ducey included an additional $1.5 million appropriation to the Arizona Commission on the Arts. This additional one-time funding allocation, derived from interest accrued on the state's Rainy-Day Fund, is already finding its way into communities throughout the state.

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