Arizona Commission on the Arts Maintains Level Funding in FY2018 Budget

We are pleased to report that the $9.8 billion fiscal year 2018 budget signed last week by Governor Doug Ducey includes, for the second year in a row, a one-time $1.5 million appropriation to the Arizona Commission on the Arts. As we celebrate our 50th year as Arizona's state arts agency, we are proud to have earned this bipartisan vote of support.

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2018 Artist Research and Development Grants: Now Accepting Applications

The application period for Artist Research and Development Grants is now open. This highly-competitive grant program awards up to $5,000 to Arizona artists practicing in a variety of artistic disciplines in support of research and development leading to the creation of new works of art. The application deadline is August 24, 2017.

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Show Arizona the Impact of a Grant

The Arizona Commission on the Arts invites individuals and organizations that received grants in the past year to show Arizona what public funding for the arts can accomplish. By sharing photos of your grant at work via the form below you can help the Arts Commission tell the story of Arizona's arts sector and its statewide impact. 

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Register Your School for Arizona Poetry Out Loud

Registration is now open for 2018 Arizona Poetry Out Loud. Teachers who would like to participate register their schools 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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Create/Change: Cultural Perspectives on Creative Aging

Join us for Create/Change: Cultural Perspectives on Creative Aging, the opening plenary of the Create/Change: AZ Institute, for a conversation about arts and aging across communities and cultures.

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