For Immediate Release
April 4, 2017

Contact: Steve Wilcox
602-771-6536
swilcox@azarts.gov

State of Arizona Awards Grants to Arts Learning Collaborations and Lifelong Arts Engagement Programs

(April 4, 2017–Phoenix) The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced 6 grants awarded to Arizona schools and nonprofit organizations in support of programs that establish or enhance opportunities for Arizona residents of all ages to learn through or about the arts.

In total, $14,000 was awarded through this, the third round of fiscal year 2018 Arts Learning Collaboration Grants and Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants. The grants are awarded three times each fiscal year. The grants announced today bring the total awarded through these programs this fiscal year to $144,000.

Arts Learning Collaboration Grants enhance the work of arts educators, classroom teachers and school-based arts programs through collaborative projects taking place in-school (during regular school hours), after-school, or during summer/inter-session and in-services.

Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants support a wide range of projects which increase access to participatory, meaningful arts experiences; link creative experiences in the arts to youth development outcomes; use the arts and creative expression to improve quality of life for older adults (Creative Aging); engage intergenerational communities; and/or provide sequential, hands-on learning in, through, or about the arts for learners of any age.

In accordance with the Arts Commission’s strategic plan and governing statutes, schools and nonprofit arts organizations are awarded grants based on such factors as quality of programming, potential impact and responsible stewardship of public funds. Grant applications are reviewed within rigorous panel processes and approved by the agency’s board of Governor-appointed Commissioners.

Grant funding is provided by the State of Arizona and funding awarded annually to the Arts Commission by the National Endowment for the Arts.

About the Arizona Commission on the Arts

One of 56 state and jurisdictional arts agencies across the United States, the Arizona Commission on the Arts is a 49-year-old agency of the State of Arizona and a leading force in the creative and professional development of Arizona’s arts sector. Through robust programs, research initiatives and strategic grantmaking, the Arts Commission catalyzes arts-based partnerships that strengthen Arizona communities through the arts.

For more information about the grants, services and programs of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, visit www.azarts.gov.

We imagine an Arizona where everyone can participate in and experience the arts.

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Fiscal Year 2018 Arts Learning Collaboration Grants (Cycle C)

Grey Hills Academy High School, Tuba City: $2,000.

Imago Dei Middle School, Tucson: $2,500.

Fiscal Year 2018 Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants (Cycle C)

Tucson Jewish Community Center, Tucson $2,500.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix, Phoenix: $2,500.

Northern Arizona Veterans Administration Medical Center, Prescott: $2,000.

Arizona State Univeristy ‐ School of Music, Tempe: $2,500.