A Letter from Our Executive Director Regarding the Future of Federal Support for the Arts

On March 16, 2017, the White House released a budget blueprint for Fiscal Year 2018. This proposal calls for reductions to a range of government programs, including the elimination of federal support for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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AZ ArtWorker: Betsabeé Romero

CALA Alliance and AZ ArtWorker, a program of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, are pleased to welcome renowned contemporary Mexican artist Betsabeé Romero for an artist residency in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Kellen Vu of Arizona School for the Arts is 2017 Arizona Poetry Out Loud State Champion

Kellen Vu, a sophomore at Arizona School for the Arts in Phoenix, will represent Arizona at the 12th Annual Poetry Out Loud national finals competition in Washington, D.C., April 25-26, 2017. The Arizona Poetry Out Loud State Finals were held on Saturday, March 12, 2017, at the studios of Arizona PBS in Downtown Phoenix.

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2017 Arizona Poetry Out Loud State Finals

On Saturday, March 11, 2017, the Arizona Commission on the Arts will present the 12th Annual Arizona Poetry Out Loud state finals competition at the downtown Phoenix studios of Arizona PBS. 10 high school students from throughout the state will compete in the poetry recitation contest for an opportunity to represent Arizona at the 12th Annual Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, D.C. 

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28 Arizona Artists You Should Know

Each year the Arizona Commission on the awards Arts Artist Research and Development Grants to artists in all disciplines in support of the advancement of artistic research, the development of artistic work, and in recognition of the contributions individual artists make to Arizona’s communities. Today, March 8, 2017, we're proud to feature these 28 grantees from the past three years.

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Are you an artist, activist, community organizer, administrator or entrepreneur working as a change-maker in your community--using arts and culture as a vehicle to drive physical and social transformation?

National Arts Strategies invites you to apply to Creative Community Fellows, a program in which participants access the tools and networks to move their projects forward in a business incubator-like environment and meet with leaders and mentors in the field: www.artstrategies.org/programs/creative-community-fellows/
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