Over 150 Attend 2016 Joint Arts Education Conference

The 2016 Joint Arts Education Conference (JAEC) was held at Herberger Theatre Center in downtown Phoenix on Monday, October 24, 2016. Presented by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Arizona Department of Education, and City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, the full-day event drew over 150 teaching artists, educators, arts administrators and arts education advocates from all across the state.

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AZ ArtWorker Connects Douglas Students with Neighbors to the South

On the evening of October 22, 2016, residents of Douglas, Arizona, gathered to watch a performance by local youth and visiting theater artist and educator Yadira De La Riva. Only one act was presented in Douglas, however. The first act wasn't even presented in the United States!

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Poetry Out Loud: Reflections of a State Champion

Poetry Out Loud (POL) brings the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word and theater into high school classrooms throughout Arizona. A program of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, administered in Arizona by the Arizona Commission on the Arts in partnership with University of Arizona Poetry Center and Phonetic Spit, POL offers students a unique opportunity to master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage.

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Phoenix Honors the Arts with 2016 Mayor's Arts Awards

Phoenix's annual Mayor's Arts Awards ceremony was held at the Margaret T. Hance Park Urban Plaza on Thursday, October 13, 2016. Awards were given in six categories, honoring "outstanding leaders" in the cities arts sector. The fundraising event, presented by Phoenix Center for the Arts on cooperation with the Mayor's office, will directly benefit service men and women and their families through a unique partnership with the ASU Pat Tillman Veteran Center and Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement.

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Free DataArts Workshops in Arizona

The Arizona Commission on the Arts will be hosting DataArts' (formerly Cultural Data Project/CDP) upcoming workshops in October and November throughout Arizona. These free workshops are geared toward assisting arts and culture organizations better understand and utilize data collection and reporting. Two tracks will be offered: an orientation to the DataArts platform and a hands-on session on using data reports to communicate your message.

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