Internship Program | Arizona Commission on the Arts

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts Internship Program provides emerging leaders in the arts with the opportunity to investigate and participate in the operations of a state arts agency. Through a combination of learning experiences, work projects, and group collaborations, interns develop essential skills, acquire valuable experience, and prepare to become the next generation of arts, nonprofit, and cultural leaders.

2019 Arizona Poetry Out Loud: School Registration Now Open

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Registration is now open for Arizona Poetry Out Loud 2019. Teachers who would like to participate register themselves for the program. Through Poetry Out Loud, students can master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage.

Register Now: 2018 Joint Arts Education Conference

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Registration is now open for the 2018 Joint Arts Education Conference! Taking place at El Conquistador Tucson on November 13, 2018, the conference will bring together Arizona’s arts educators, teaching artists, and arts administrators for a full day of professional development.

State Arts Commission Invests $2.65 Million in Arts & Culture Programs Across Arizona

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At their quarterly meeting in June 2018, the Governor-appointed board of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, a state agency that also administers funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, approved $2,647,541 in grants to Arizona nonprofit arts organizations, festivals, schools, and community-based programs throughout the state.

NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) Grants

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The NFA Artist/Ensemble grant program is for U.S. and Puerto Rico-based Latino artists, in all disciplines, working individually or as part of a Latino ensemble, arts collective, or community-based arts group. 

Design a Logo for Casa Grande’s Inaugural “CG Mosaic Festival”

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The AZ Creative Communities team from Casa Grande invites submissions for a logo design, which will be used to promote the “CG Mosaic Festival.” The “CG Mosaic Festival” will reflect the vision of the Casa Grande Creative Communities Team to bring creative and interactive art experiences to the community of Casa Grande. 

NEA National Heritage Fellowships: Nominations Now Open

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To honor and preserve our nation’s diverse cultural heritage, the National Endowment for the Arts annually awards up to nine NEA National Heritage Fellowships to master folk and traditional artists. These fellowships recognize artistic excellence, lifetime achievement, and contributions to our nation’s traditional arts heritage.

ARTabilityAZ Conference

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Is your organization ADA compliant? Looking for new ways to reach new audiences? Need to freshen up your accessibility programming or training? Join ARTability AZ on Monday, August 27, for an all-day conference on accessibility and the arts.

Save the Date: 2018 Joint Arts Education Conference

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Arizona Department of Education are pleased to announce the 2018 Joint Arts Education Conference! Taking place at El Conquistador Tucson on November 13, 2018, the conference will bring together Arizona’s arts educators, teaching artists, and arts administrators for a full day of professional development. Additional details and registration information coming soon!

AZ Creative Communities: Barrio Stories In Barrio Anita

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Over the course of a weekend in April 2018, Barrio Stories offered residents of Tucson’s historic Barrio Anita neighborhood an opportunity to gather, celebrate, and learn about their community through an immersive experience featuring large scale video projections, live music, shadow theatre, performed poetry, historical reenactment, heritage foods, and audio tours.