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Poetry Out Loud Registration Deadline and Competition Schedule

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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… Read more »

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

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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

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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

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Coinciding with our agency’s 50th anniversary, the Next50 initiative will include a range of activities, such as focused research, meaningful community collaborations, targeted grantmaking, professional development, and inventive cross-sector partnerships.

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Flagstaff Arts Council Announces 2017 Viola Award Nominees and Legacy Winners

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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.

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2017 Artist Research and Development Grants

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts is pleased to announce 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.

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NEA Awards $185,000 in Grants to 12 Arizona Arts Programs

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On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced the recipients of the first round of grantmaking for fiscal year 2017. 12 Arizona arts programs are among the recipients. Collectively they were awarded $185,000.

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NEA Publishes “Guide to Community-Engaged Research in the Arts and Health”

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On December 8, 2016, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) published a Guide to Community-Engaged Research in the Arts and Health, a blueprint for collaboration among academic researchers, arts organizations, and artists aiming to study the arts’ effects on health and extend this research to arts programs or therapies.

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NEA Publishes “How to Do Creative Placemaking”

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How to Do Creative Placemaking is intended as a primer for those interested in bringing the arts to the community development table as a tool—along with housing, transportation, public health and other sectors—to advance revitalization efforts in an authentic way.