The Arizona Commission on the Arts seeks a motivated and community-focused Artist Programs Coordinator. This grant-funded position assists with the creative development and delivery of programs, grants, and initiatives serving culturally-specific artist communities, particularly those indigenous to the Southwest.
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Our next AZArts newsletter will include a best of 2018 feature and we need your help to pull it together! We invite you to share your personal favorite or most memorable Arizona arts experience for 2018! Gotta a picture or video? You can share those too!
“I hope that the attendees are able to learn about the different ways they can learn to better serve their students and understand the ways in which young people have to maneuver not only the educational system, but the world. And even though this is only a one day conference, [I hope] this will spark a conversation between young people and adults about power, shared leadership, and accountability.”
2019 Poetry Out Loud is now in full swing in language arts classrooms across the country. To help teachers incorporate the program into their curriculum, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have created a number of optional writing activities and lesson plans for teachers.
This year’s JAEC explores the principles, practices, and potential of creative youth development (CYD), a recent term for a longstanding theory of practice that integrates creative skill-building, inquiry, and expression with positive youth development principles, fueling young people’s imaginations and building critical learning and life skills.
Composed entirely of young people from throughout the state, ages 15-18, the JAEC Youth Advisory Board is guiding Arts Commission and Department of Education staff in a collaborative effort to provide Arizona educators, administrators, and teaching artists an opportunity to explore the potential of student-centered learning and develop culturally responsive curriculum.
According to Arizonans Speak Out About the Arts in 2018, a new report on a recent national poll, Arizonans exceed the national average in how positively they view the value of arts and arts education, as well as the contributions the arts make to the workplace, tourism, and livability of their communities.
We are pleased to announce that Nicole Amri and Jon Hinojosa of San Antonio’s award-winning youth program SAY Sí, will provide the keynote addresses at JAEC 2018. Attendees will also hear from Thameenah “Ty” Muhammad, a Phoenix-based performer, teaching artist, and member of the JAEC 2018 Youth Advisory Board.
Did you miss the opportunity to register for 2019 Poetry Out Loud during the registration period? Good news: You’ve got a second chance!
On September 18, 2018, The Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) and the Arizona Commission on the Arts announced a joint effort to support Arizona artists, including additional funding from the recently established Newton and Betty Rosenzweig Fund for the Arts, an endowment held at ACF.