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NEA Research Offers Insights into Arts Participation

On Tuesday, August 30, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) released new research on how Americans participate in the arts. The new research comes in the form of two “arts data profiles,” NEA collections of statistics, graphics, and summary results from data-mining about the arts.

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Arizona Arts Organizations Celebrate Additional Funding for the Arts

Back in May we announced that the $9.6 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2017 approved by the State Legislature and signed today by Governor Doug Ducey included an additional $1.5 million appropriation to the Arizona Commission on the Arts. This additional one-time funding allocation, derived from interest accrued on the state's Rainy-Day Fund, is already finding its way into communities throughout the state.

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AZ ArtWorker: Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process

On Saturday, Septmber 17, 2016, Join Macarthur “Genius Grant” recipient Liz Lerman for an introductory workshop on her Critical Response Process (CRP), a facilitated structure for giving and getting feedback on artistic works in progress. Participants in this introductory workshop will have priority registration privileges for a one-day CRP intensive later this fall. 

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AZ Creative Aging Generation(s) Lab: Call for Applications

Generation(s) Lab is an incubator program for arts organizations with a serious and committed interest in better serving Arizona’s older adults by strengthening existing programs and/or developing new initiatives. The Arizona Commission on the Arts is seeking up to 11 arts organizations throughout Maricopa County to participate in this new program of the AZ Creative Aging initiative, to take place November 2016 through May 2017.

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Register Your School for Arizona Poetry Out Loud

Registration is now open for 2017 Arizona Poetry Out Loud. Teachers who would like to participate register themselves for the program. Once registered, each participating teacher/school site receives a toolkit, which includes a program guide to help teach recitation and performance and a DVD and companion guide for learning recitation—free of charge.

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