Now Hear This: Grant Panels to be Streamed Online

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Between Wednesday, May 18, and Thursday, May 26, panels made up of artists, arts professionals, educators, and community members will review grant applications from nearly 100 nonprofit arts organizations, large and small, from every corner of the state. These panel review meetings are open to the public and this year, you can listen-in live, from the comfort of your own home or office.

AZ ArtWorker: Betsabeé Romero

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CALA Alliance and AZ ArtWorker, a program of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, are pleased to welcome renowned contemporary Mexican artist Betsabeé Romero for an artist residency in Phoenix, Arizona.

NEA FY17 Grants for Organizations | Individuals

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The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has posted application guidelines for their Fiscal Year 2017 Art Works and Challenge America grant categories. In association with the federal agency’s 50th anniversary initiative, the NEA is also launching a pilot grant opportunity called Creativity Connects.

FY2018 Panel Review Dates: Community Investment Grants

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Each year, the Arizona Commission on the Arts convenes volunteer panelists from across the state to review applications for Community Investment Grants. These meetings are open to the public and offer a prime opportunity for current and prospective applicants to learn more about the qualities of successful, competitive grant applications.

Latest Economic Data Tracks Arts and Cultural Jobs per State

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On April 19, 2017, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) released the latest findings of the Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account (ACPSA), a collaboration of the NEA and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the first federal effort to provide in-depth analysis of the arts and cultural sector’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

AZ Creative Communities

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The AZ Creative Communities Institute (AZ CCI) offers small teams, made up of diverse members of your community, a unique opportunity to explore the many ways creativity can be put to work for positive community impact. AZ CCI teams will learn from and with local and national experts, as well as peers from other Arizona cities/towns and neighborhoods.

Free DataArts Workshops in Tempe

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DataArts’ (formerly Cultural Data Project/CDP) will visit Tempe on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, to present a free workshop geared toward assisting arts and culture organizations better understand and utilize data collection and reporting. For new or prospective DataArts users, the workshop will be preceded by a new user orientation session.

2017 Poetry Out Loud State Finals on Arizona PBS Stations

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As if the Arizona Poetry Out Loud state finals weren’t exciting enough, the 2017 finals were held in the downtown Phoenix studios of Arizona PBS. On March 11, 2017, 10 high school students from all across the state stepped on to the stage and into the spotlight to recite poems for a live audience and Arizona PBS’s TV cameras. In April, Arizona PBS and… Read more »

FY2018 Strengthening Schools Through Arts Partnerships Grants

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts has published guidelines for Fiscal Year 2018 Strengthening Schools Through Arts Partnerships Grants. We encourage prospective applicants to review these guidelines thoroughly and begin preparing application responses and materials as soon as possible.