Jaime Dempsey will leave her current position as the agency’s Executive Director in June 2021 to take on the newly created role of Senior Vice President for Philanthropic Initiatives with the Arizona Community Foundation.
Interested in trying out watercolor painting? How about taiko drumming? Looking for fun, creatively stimulating activities for small children? Do you know an older adult looking for ways to keep their bodies and minds active? Our new Virtual Mini-Lessons (VML) page has something for everyone!
According to new data released on March 30, 2021, by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Arizona’s arts and culture industries contributed $10.87 Billion to the state’s economy in 2019, employing nearly 89,033 Arizonans who earned a combined $5.59 Billion, contributing more to the State’s economy than mining, agriculture, and forestry combined.
Aliyah Chutkan, a junior at Xavier College Prep in Phoenix, is Arizona’s 2021 Poetry Out Loud state champion. Next month, Chutkah will compete against high school students representing each US state and territory for the title of National Champion.