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NEA Chairman to Visit Mesa for Town Hall Event

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The National Endowment for the Arts, the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Mesa Arts Center invite you to join us for a Town Hall conversation with NEA Chairman Jane Chu on Friday, August 12, 2016.

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Perspectives: Wendy Burk

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Perspectives is an on ongoing series of interviews and check-ins with recipients of our Artist Research and Development Grant (ARDG). Today we speak with 2015 ARDG recipient Wendy Burk of Tucson.

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Inside the App: Narrative

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Welcome to the second installment of Inside the App, a weekly five-part series designed to walk prospective applicants through the Artist Research and Development Grant application and outline some general principles of effective grant writing for artists.

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Perspectives: P.Nosa

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Perspectives is an on ongoing series of interviews and check-ins with recipients of our Artist Research and Development Grant (ARDG). Today we speak with 2015 ARDG recipient Paul Nosa (AKA, P.Nosa) of Tucson.

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Inside the App: Research

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Welcome to the first installment of Inside the App, a weekly five-part series designed to walk prospective applicants through the Artist Research and Development Grant application and outline some general principles of effective grant writing for artists.

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2017 ARDG: Are You Prepared to Apply?

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The deadline for 2017 Artist Research and Development Grants (ARDG) is Thursday, August 25, 2016. Are you ready? To help prospective applicants prepare their best application, the Arts Commission will be offering tips, resources, and training throughout the next six weeks.

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Arizona Arts Sector Benefits from Increases to Arts Funding

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The first week of July 2016 delivered a lot of good news to Arizona’s nonprofit arts sector. In the space of 6 days, City of Phoenix Arts and Culture, Flagstaff Arts Council and the Arizona Commission on the Arts all made major announcements regarding increased investment through grantmaking. 

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

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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, an aggregate investment of $2,266,000, representing a more than 100% increase to total funding awarded during last year’s first grantmaking cycle.

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Farewells and Welcomes

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This summer, the staff and Commissioners of the Arizona Commission on the Arts say farewell to two longtime staff members as they welcome aboard two new additions to the Arts Commission team. With the recent retirement of Diana Udy and the upcoming retirement of Virginia “Ginny” Berryhill the agency has undergone a minor restructuring, with Molly Crum and Anastasia Freyermuth joining the staff.

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Overtime Pay Regulations and Nonprofit Arts Organizations

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Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor issued final changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which update the minimum salary level a worker must earn in order to be classified as exempt from overtime pay. Resources are available to assist nonprofits in determining whether these changes apply to them.