The Southwest Folklife Alliance (SFA) is currently accepting nominations for its annual Master-Apprentice Artist Award, which supports master traditional artists and their apprentices. In anticipation of the April 11, 2018, nomination deadline, SFA has allowed us to share the following excerpt from an interview with Rod Ambrose, 2016 recipient of the Master-Apprentice Award.
According to new data released on March 6, 2018, by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Arizona’s arts and culture industries contribute $9 Billion to the state’s economy, employing 90,000 Arizonans who earned a combined $4.9 Billion in Fiscal Year 2015, contributing more to the State’s economy than mining, agriculture, and forestry combined.
The Arizona Poetry Out Loud State Finals were held at the studios of Arizona PBS in Downtown Phoenix on Saturday, March 3. After three rounds of recitations, Sophie Weinzinger, a junior at Coconino High School, was named State Champion while Antonio Juarez, a senior at Willow Canyon High School in Surprise, was named first runner-up.
The Arizona Commission on the Arts is partnering with Arizona the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to engage communities in conversations about arts education in Arizona schools during a statewide tour this Winter.