The Arizona Commission on the Arts is now accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2024 grants for arts organizations, arts festivals, and arts engagement programs!
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One January 10, 2023, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced its first round of recommended awards for fiscal year 2023, with more than $34 million in funding to support the arts nationwide. 17 Arizona-based arts organizations/programs and two literary artists are among the grantees.
Today the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced the 21 recipients of Research & Development (R&D) Grants for 2024. Awarded through a competitive application and review process, these $5,000 grants support Arizona artists as they work to advance their artistic practice, expand their creative horizons, and deepen the… Read more »
The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced today the opening of their search for a new Executive Director. To aid in the search, the agency has contracted the services of All About People, a Phoenix-based professional staffing and executive search firm. Applications will be accepted through March 15, 2024.
“Many of the artists we award are elders or late-career artists. This presents a heightened sense of urgency—we want to make sure we honor and support them in sharing their cultural knowledge to ensure these art forms continue.”
In January 2024, the Arizona Commission on the Arts will kick off its Sustaining Creative Aging in Southern Arizona initiative with a series of free introductory training sessions for aging or healthcare service organization staff, caregivers, volunteers, teaching artists, and arts organization administrators!
We hope you’ll join us in bidding Alex Nelson “bon voyage” with a brief message of gratitude, congratulations, and encouragement! Just fill out the form below and hit submit to send your well-wishes.
After 15 years with the agency, Deputy Director Alexandra Nelson will leave to work as a strategist with Welcome Strategies and as an independent consultant specializing in operations, programs, and equitable funding practices in the education, nonprofit, government, and philanthropic sectors. Her last day with the Arts Commission will be December 15, 2023.
On October 19, 2023, Arizona Citizens for the Arts presented their annual celebration of the arts. This year’s Creative Excellence Awards (formerly known as the Governor’s Arts Awards) included a new category, The Governor’s Award. Governor Katie Hobbs took the stage to personally present the award to Hopitutuqaiki, The Hopi School. About Hopitutuqaiki Per their… Read more »
Whether it’s a night at the opera in Phoenix or a day trip to Yuma for an arts festival, local economies get a big boost from Arizona’s nonprofit arts and culture sector. How big? According to new data the state’s nonprofit arts & culture sector generated a staggering $1.1 billion in economic activity.