AZ ArtWorker: Re-Creations

On May 19, 2016, Jorge Merced, Associate Artistic Dirctor of New York's Pregones Theatre, will present a workshop on using literary and non-literary texts as inspiration and raw material for theater. The workshop will be presented in partnership with Tucson's Borderlands Theater and feature an introduction by Milta Ortiz.

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2016 Panel Review Dates: Community Investment Grants

Each year, the Arizona Commission on the Arts convenes volunteer panelists from across the state to review applications for Community Investment Grants.

This year all panel meetings will be held at the offices of the Arizona Commission on the Arts (417 W Roosevelt, Phoenix, AZ 85003). These meetings are open to the public and offer a prime opportunity for current and prospective applicants to observe the panel review process and learn more about the qualities of successful, competitive grant applications.

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Southwest Folklife Alliance's Master-Apprentice Award

The following post was contributed by Dr. Maribel Alvarez, Executive Program Director of Southwest Folklife Alliance (SFA), and was originally published in 2015 in association with the launch of SFA's Master-Apprentice Award. This month, SFA is accepting applications for the program's second year. On Saturday, April 30, 2016, Southwest Folklife Alliance's Leia Maahs will present an orientation session on the Master-Apprentice Award at the Arizona Commission on the Arts' offices in Phoenix. Click here to learn more.

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National Poetry Month 2016

In 1996, the Academy of American Poets established April as National Poetry Month. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this annual celebration of the poets and their work, the Arizona Commission on the Arts is throwing a spotlight on recent recipients of our Artist Research and Development Grant. Throughout the month we'll update this page with new entries.

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2016 Arizona Poetry Out Loud State Finals on Arizona PBS

As if the Arizona Poetry Out Loud state finals weren't exciting enough, the 2016 finals were held in the downtown Phoenix studios of Arizona PBS. On March 11, 2016, 10 high school students from all across the state stepped on to the stage and into the spotlight to recite poems for a live audience and Arizona PBS's TV cameras. On Friday, April 15, at 9 pm, Arizona PBS HD broadcast a half-hour special featuring highlights from the competition. 

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AZ Artworker: Workshop with Jorge Merced | Taller bilingüe de teatro con Jorge Merced

May 19, 2016, 5:30pm - May 19, 2016, 10:00pm

Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block

Workshop with Jorge Merced | Taller bilingüe de teatro con Jorge Merced RE-CREATIONS: Mapping the road from the Page to the Stage With an introduction by playwright Milta Ortiz Join theatre profess...

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In celebration of National Poetry Month, we are spotlighting some of our recent poet grantees. Kelly Nelson is a poet and teacher based in Tempe. She is the author of two chapbooks and her poetry has appeared in more than 40 literary journals. She has performed her poems locally and around the US. Kelly received a 2014 Artist Research & Development Grant in support of her first full-length collection: a lyric, found biography of her uncle based on his 500-page prison record. For more info about Kelly or ARDG grants, visit ... See MoreSee Less

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