NextAZ begins with you – your voice, your values, and your imagination.

So, what is your Creative Spark?

Show Arizona where creativity thrives in your community and share what sparks your creativity.

If you’d prefer to share your creative spark by mail, print and complete this form (if you are a minor, have your parent or guardian complete this form instead) and mail it along with your submission to

Arizona Commission on the Arts
Attn: Creative Spark
417 W Roosevelt St
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Please be aware that your submission will not be returned to you.

Contemporary Wearable Art by Rameen Ahmed

Contemporary wearable art by Studio Jeweler & Fine Arts Instructor Rameen Ahmed. The composition embodies a mobile sculpture – contoured to the human body, that is really an extension of play between the body and the piece.

A Multimedia Work-in-Progress by Oliverio Balcells

“I’m working on a multimedia project with original music and images, is the story of a person that came from a different dimension and is trying to remember his symbols that were on his skin before he came to this life. The story would take place in the Valley of the Sun.”

“To Be” by Libby Rooney

Libby Rooney of Globe performs her poem “To Be” in this video clip from the 2015 Women of the World Poetry Slam.


“This is a song titled ‘black cat’ by my band SAMUEL L. WHACKSON all of this is our original work.”

Vintage Scrapbooks by Jennifer Harris

I have been working on vintage scrapbooks for the past year. Love the feel of the older paper and how the median works with the paper. The photo was shot in a series of my work on on scrapbooks for an art show I will be having in March.

“Choose Your Words Wisely” by Pat Evans

“Choose Your Words Wisely” by Pat Evans of Kingman, Arizona.

Desert Awareness Committee’s Desert Reach Program

Our team of volunteers visits each fourth grade class in our desert foothills area to present this 90 minute hands on program. We recently wrote and published a book to go along with our program. It is the story of a 12 year old girl who learns lessons about life and dealing with bullies from some unusual friends she meets while lost in the desert.

AltaFillmore Mural by Lucretia Torva

“For me, it is important to present an image/concept that not only entertains, but offers a unique perspective, something that helps people see their world in a new light. This project 100% represents my creative spark!”

“Secrets: A Map to Prescott’s Public Art Treasures”

“SECRETS: A Map to Prescott’s Public Art Treasures” was created by ‘Tis, a Prescott non profit 501(c)(3) agency, to provide the public with a map and guide to the location and history of a number of Prescott public art treasures.

“She Moved Through the Fair” by SoSco Duo

“The song has a haunting melody with lyrics that tell the story of a man and the woman he hopes to marry. Unfortunately, he ends up disappointed. Although it was originally written for voice, we believe the flute and guitar capture the melancholic beauty of the song. We present this to audiences to show how the music and stories of the past can still be relevant today.”