Arizona Poet Laureate Contributes Poem for National Park Service Centennial

In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, the Academy of American Poets commissioned fifty poets to write poems about a park in each of the fifty states. This project is part of Imagine Your Parks, a grant initiative from the National Endowment for the Arts created in partnership with the National Park Service to support projects that use the arts to engage people with the memorable places and landscapes of the National Park System.

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National Endowment for the Arts Warns Public about Grant Scam

In a press release issued on September 27, 2016, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) reported it is the subject of a scam and is alerting the public not to respond to fraudulent notifications.

"Through this scam, perpetrators claiming to be NEA employees are contacting the public via Facebook, email, or phone to inform them that they have received an NEA grant and must provide seed money to an account to release the grant funds. Furthermore, the perpetrators state that the amount released by the targeted individual increases depending on the amount that the individual puts forward. They might frame the requested money as a processing or delivery fee."

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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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