2017 Arizona Poetry Out Loud

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.

Arts Commission Awards Research and Development Grants to 17 Arizona Artists

The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced today the recipients of Artist Research and Development Grants for Fiscal Year 2017. This highly-competitive grant program awards funding 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. This year, 17 of 100 applicants received an award of up to $5,000 in funding.

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Images: FY2017 Grantees

Images of the awarded artists and samples of their work are being added as they become available. If there is a particular artist you would like an image that is not available here, please email your request to Stacey Wong at swong@azarts.gov. Photos may not be available for the requested artist, but we will do what we can to accommodate your request.

State of Arizona Increases Investment in the Arts, Awards $2,266,000 in Grants Statewide

On July 6, 2016, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced 239 grants to Arizona nonprofit arts organizations, local arts agencies, schools and community organizations.

In total, the competitive grant review process for fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017) resulted in an aggregate investment of $2,266,000, and represents a more than 100% increase to total funding awarded during last year’s first grantmaking cycle.