Blue Star Museums Offer Free Admission to Military Families

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.

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The Creative Age

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

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TPAC Calls for 2015 Lumies Nominations

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.

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NEA Awards Art Works grants to 15 Arizona Organizations

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.

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Commissioner Spotlight: Pam Hall

In the coming months we’ll be shining a spotlight on some people who are central to our work here at the Arts Commission–our Commissioners.

The Governing Commission consists of a board of fifteen members, including one chairperson, appointed by the Governor of Arizona. Commission members are chosen for their demonstrated ability, good judgment and experience in arts-related fields. In addition, they are selected to ensure geographic and ethnic representation of all areas of the state. Commission members attend quarterly board meetings, chair review panels, award grants and formulate policy consistent with enabling legislation.

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