On May 19, 2016, Jorge Merced, Associate Artistic Dirctor of New York's Pregones Theatre, will present a workshop on using literary and non-literary texts as inspiration and raw material for theater. The workshop will be presented in partnership with Tucson's Borderlands Theater and feature an introduction by Milta Ortiz.Read more
Each year, the Arizona Commission on the Arts convenes volunteer panelists from across the state to review applications for Community Investment Grants.
This year all panel meetings will be held at the offices of the Arizona Commission on the Arts (417 W Roosevelt, Phoenix, AZ 85003). These meetings are open to the public and offer a prime opportunity for current and prospective applicants to observe the panel review process and learn more about the qualities of successful, competitive grant applications.Read more
The following post was contributed by Dr. Maribel Alvarez, Executive Program Director of Southwest Folklife Alliance (SFA), and was originally published in 2015 in association with the launch of SFA's Master-Apprentice Award. This month, SFA is accepting applications for the program's second year. On Saturday, April 30, 2016, Southwest Folklife Alliance's Leia Maahs will present an orientation session on the Master-Apprentice Award at the Arizona Commission on the Arts' offices in Phoenix. Click here to learn more.Read more
In 1996, the Academy of American Poets established April as National Poetry Month. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this annual celebration of the poets and their work, the Arizona Commission on the Arts is throwing a spotlight on recent recipients of our Artist Research and Development Grant. Throughout the month we'll update this page with new entries.Read more
As if the Arizona Poetry Out Loud state finals weren't exciting enough, the 2016 finals were held in the downtown Phoenix studios of Arizona PBS. On March 11, 2016, 10 high school students from all across the state stepped on to the stage and into the spotlight to recite poems for a live audience and Arizona PBS's TV cameras. On Friday, April 15, at 9 pm, Arizona PBS HD broadcast a half-hour special featuring highlights from the competition.Read more