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A Poem That is No Longer a Stranger: Zaskia Villa Reflects on Poetry Out Loud

It’s the beginning of September and if you are an Arizona high school student, you have had almost a month to settle into the new school year. By now you’ve found the perfect route to class, you’ve accepted your fate with your Chemistry teacher, and you’re sticking to the promise you made yourself over the summer--that this year your social life is going to be totally different.

Sounds like you’re ready for a challenge.

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New Initiatives Maximize Arts Sector's Distinctive Talents

This past spring the Arizona Commission on the Arts reported that the additional $1 million "Rainy-Day Fund" allocation that had bolstered our grantmaking budget for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 was not included in the state's budget for Fiscal Year 2016. At that time we reaffirmed our resolve to be "evermore strategic, diligent and creative in the deployment of the Arts Commission's resources."

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Announcing AZ Creative Aging

On August 25, Arizona Commission on the Arts Director of Arts Learning Alexandra Nelson appeared on Eight, Arizona PBS, to announce the launch of AZ Creative Aging, an ambitious and comprehensive initiative that will build a creative aging infrastructure to enhance quality of life for older Arizonans.

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Perspectives: Jonathan VanBallenberghe

The Arizona Commission on the Arts is currently accepting applications for Artist Research and Development Grants (ARDG). This month we are speaking with 2015's ARDG recipients in a series called Perspectives. Today we speak with Jonathan VanBallenberghe of Tucson. 

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Last Chance: Annual Satisfaction Survey Closes Friday, August 21

The Arizona Commission on the Arts annual satisfaction survey will close at 11:59pm, Friday August 21. Don't miss your chance to let the Arts Commission know how we're doing.

What are we doing well? What programs and services mean most to you? What could be improved? All feedback is welcome and everyone's response matters. 

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Spread the word: Tonight's scheduled artist grants information session at Black Theatre Troupe has been rescheduled due to storm-related power outages in downtown Phoenix. The session will be held next Tuesday, September 8 from 5:30-7:30pm at black Theatre Troupe. ... See MoreSee Less

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