2021 Already: Dialogue/Exchange Sessions

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With a new year underway, please join us for a 2021 Already: Dialogue/Exchange Session via Zoom, to connect with other Arizona creatives and help us better understand what you need, what you’ve learned, and how you imagine the creative sector can shape our collective post-pandemic future.

Nothing About Us Without Us: Community-Based Program Evaluation

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Southwest Folklife Alliance invites you to join Dr. Beth Meyerson for a five-week course on community-based program evaluation. Designed for nonprofit leaders, program managers, grant writers, or service delivery personnel interested in sharpening their assessment and evaluation skills.

Update: COVID-19 Relief Programs and Resources

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Last week we shared news of the second COVID-19 federal relief package. In the interest of ensuring Arizona’s arts & culture sector is well-prepared to take full advantage of the opportunities presented by this package, we want to alert you to additional information and resources that have emerged in the week since.

What’s in the Second COVID-19 Relief Package?

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How will the second COVID-19 relief package assist artists, arts workers, nonprofit organizations, and small businesses? We’ve gathered some of the more relevant provisions and guidance!

Peer-to-Peer Webinars for BIPOC Teaching Artists, Arts Educators

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This winter, the Arizona Commission on the Arts will present 4 webinars for BIPOC teaching artists interested in exchanging best practices. Teaching artist Sharah Nieto will facilitate four sessions specific to different age groups and disciplines. This is a great opportunity to connect with peers in your area of expertise, ask questions, share ideas and build community.

#GiveAZArts

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Through the #GiveAZArts social media campaign, let’s remind friends and neighbors who will engage in gift-giving as a part of their holiday traditions this year to think about ways they can support Arizona arts organizations, arts-based businesses, and the artists at the center of all of the work.

Announcing the 2020-21 AZ Youth Arts Council Cohort

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Young creatives from across the state are advising the State of Arizona on grant programs and initiatives that directly affect young people. The Arizona Commission on the Arts announced today the 15 young people selected to serve on the agency’s AZ Youth Arts Council. The advisory group will work to ensure that Arizona’s youth perspective is heard in arts programming and policy.

Poetry Out Loud: In Their Own Words

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With only a few short weeks remaining to register for 2021 Poetry Out Loud, we’re excited to share this video produced by the young creatives of RE:FRAME Youth Arts Center and Creative Youth of Arizona!

Teaching Artist Webinars: People to People

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Join Teaching Artists Thameenah Muhammad, Mariah Aguilar, and Carlos Lara of Rising Youth Theatre (RYT) for a two-part workshop focused on structuring a youth-driven online arts learning space that centers the whole human.