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NEA Research Offers Insights into Arts Participation

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On Tuesday, August 30, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) released new research on how Americans participate in the arts. The new research comes in the form of two “arts data profiles,” NEA collections of statistics, graphics, and summary results from data-mining about the arts.

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Arizona Arts Organizations Celebrate Additional Funding for the Arts

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Over the past few weeks, Arizona nonprofit arts organizations have been letting Arizona know how they feel about this year’s additional investment in the arts, sharing photos and animated gifs on social media with the hashtag #azartsyay. Below, we’ve compiled some of our favorites.

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AZ ArtWorker: Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process

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On Saturday, Septmber 17, 2016, Join Macarthur “Genius Grant” recipient Liz Lerman for an introductory workshop on her Critical Response Process (CRP), a facilitated structure for giving and getting feedback on artistic works in progress.

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AZ Creative Aging Generation(s) Lab: Call for Applications

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Generation(s) Lab is an incubator program for arts organizations with a serious and committed interest in better serving Arizona’s older adults by strengthening existing programs and/or developing new initiatives. The Arizona Commission on the Arts is seeking up to 11 arts organizations throughout Maricopa County to participate in this new program of the AZ Creative… Read more »

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Register Your School for Arizona Poetry Out Loud

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Registration is now open for 2017 Arizona Poetry Out Loud. Teachers who would like to participate register themselves 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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NEA Chairman Visits Arizona

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In August, 2016, the Arizona Commission on the Arts was honored to host National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu and State and Regional Partnership Director Laura Scanlan. During a brief, two day tour, Chairman Chu visited several nonprofit arts organizations, spoke with local artists and participated in a town hall conversation.

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Inside the App: Work Samples

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Welcome to the fifth and final 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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2016 JAEC: Register Now

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Every two years, the Joint Arts Education Conference brings together Arizona’s teaching artists, educators, arts administrators and arts education advocates to explore key areas and trends in education and the significant role arts educators play in the academic, social and personal success of students. Register now and save 20%! 

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Perspectives: Karen Falkenstrom

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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 Karen Falkenstrom of Tucson.

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Inside the App: Artist Bio and Statement, Timeline and Budget

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Welcome to the fourth 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.