Poetry Out Loud Registration Deadline and Competition Schedule

The school registration deadline for 2017 Poetry Out Loud is January 30, 2017. A national recitation contest created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud invites the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word and theater into the English class. Through Poetry Out Loud, students can master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage all while competing for scholarship prizes!

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Arizona Citizens for the Arts Announces 2017 Governor's Arts Awards Nominees

Arizona's statewide arts advocacy organization, Arizona Citizens for the Arts, announces the nominees for the 2017 Governor's Arts Awards. The awards recognize outstanding achievement and contributions to the Arizona arts community by Arizona artists, arts organizations, businesses, educators, and individuals.

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FY2018 Community Investment Grants and Festival Grants

The Arizona Commission on the Arts has published guidelines for Fiscal Year 2018 Community Investment Grants (CIG) and Festival Grants. We encourage prospective applicants to review these guidelines thoroughly and begin preparing application responses and materials as soon as possible. 

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Introducing Next50

At the Arizona Commission on the Arts, we believe Arizonans possess boundless creative potential. We think creativity should join other valuable resources on Arizona's 21st-century list of "5 Cs." We know that creativity thrives here, and that together we can put that creativity to work in support of Arizona's most prosperous future.

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Flagstaff Arts Council Announces 2017 Viola Award Nominees and Legacy Winners

The Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to announce the nominees and Legacy Award winners for the 9th Annual Viola Awards. Forty-four nominees in eight categories will be honored at the Gala event, along with two recipients of the Viola Legacy Award, on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff. The Viola Awards celebrate excellence in the arts and sciences in Flagstaff, Arizona. Former Arizona Commission on the Arts board member Robert Breunig will be one of two recipients of the Viola Legacy Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Arts and Sciences.

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At the inauguration of "The Legislative Arts Program at the Arizona Capitol Museum" series, presented by Senator Catherine Miranda, District 27 to honor and present established Arizona artists by hosting their artworks within the Arizona Capitol Complex. Arizona artist Patsy 'Skyline' Lowry's exhibit "Arizona Spirits" opened the series. ... See MoreSee Less

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