NEA and Center for Cultural Innovation Introduce CREATIVZ

Last year, the National Endowment for the Arts announced an ambitious new leadership initiative called Creativity Connects. Closely tied to the federal agency's 50th anniversary, the initiative has three objectives:

  1. show how the arts contribute to the nation’s creative ecosystem,
  2. investigate the ways in which the support systems for the artists are changing,
  3. and explore how the arts can connect with other sectors that want and utilize creativity.
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Poetry Out Loud Regional Competions

Each year, thousands of students across the state compete in Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry recitation competition. This month, each participating school will send their champion to one of three regional competitions to determine which 9 students will vie for the title of state champion.

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Teaching Artist Symposium: State of the Teaching Artist Field

On Saturday, February 27, the Arizona Commission on the Arts will present a Teaching Artist Symposium with Lincoln Center Education at Mesa Arts Center. Presenting partners include Childsplay, Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture, and Mesa Arts Center.

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Introduction and Approaches to Creative Aging: Tucson Workshop

On Saturday, February 20, 2016, the Arizona Commission on the Arts will visit Tucson for an experiential Creative Aging workshop. Guest artists, Maria Genné and Jane Tygesson will share some of the latest research in Creative Aging and lead an interactive exploration of the different approaches used across the continuum of care.

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3 Million Stories Conference: Special Registration Rate for Arizona Creatives

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University and the National Endowment for the Arts have presented the Arts Commission with a unique opportunity, allowing us to offer Arizona's arts and culture workers a drastically discounted registration rate for the 3 Million Stories conference.

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