Improvisation Workshop for Youth on the Autistic Spectrum

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Artist Research and Development Grant awardees Amy Carpenter and Stacey Hanlon will conduct a series of free improv workshops for teens on the Autism spectrum this Fall. Workshops are limited to 10 participants and will be held on September 16th, October 21st, November 18th and December 16th from 2:30 – 4:00 PM.

AZ ArtWorker: Milta Ortiz

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Join us on Saturday, September 23, 2017, for a free, interactive workshop on crafting a theatrical structure while working with community. The workshop will be led by Tucson playwright and theatre artist Milta Ortiz. 

Great Job, Bob

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On Monday, August 7, Robert C. Booker retired from the position he has held since 2006, Executive Director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and a 40-year career in the arts field. First as an intern at the South Dakota Arts Council, then as a museum professional, and finally in his decades leading state… Read more »

Call for Teaching Artists: AZ Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts is now accepting applications for the AZ Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute. The AZ Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute will be highly experiential, allowing participants to observe and practice activities and processes.

Jaime Dempsey Receives Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Award

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On July 20, 2017, the Center for the Future of Arizona awarded the 2017 Gabe Zimmerman Award for Public Service in the emerging leader category to Jaime Dempsey, Deputy Director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona. The honors were presented at a luncheon on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at the Arizona City/County Management Association Summer Conference.

Update Regarding NEA Funding for Fiscal Year 2018

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On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, the House Appropriations Committee approved its version of the fiscal year 2018 budget for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) at $145 million. This completes the U.S. House committee consideration and advances the proposal to a possible action on the U.S. House floor in the coming weeks. Still to come is the U.S. Senate’s proposal expected after Labor Day. 

Arizona Commission on the Arts Awards $2,354,500 in Grants Statewide

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On July 20, 2017, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced 234 grants to Arizona nonprofit arts organizations, local arts agencies, schools, and community organizations. In total, the competitive grant review process for fiscal year 2018 resulted in an aggregate investment of $2,354,500.

Annual Satisfaction Survey and Sweepstakes

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It’s that time again! Each year the Arizona Commission on the Arts invites Arizonans to let us know how we’re doing in our efforts to serve Arizona’s communities. This year, we’ve added an additional incentive to participate in the survey: the AZArts Signal Boost Sweepstakes!

Arts Learning Collaboration Grants and Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants

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To ensure that our grantmaking in the area of Arts Learning continues to serve the sector’s evolving needs, reach applicants where they are, and direct essential funding support to the most diverse range of programs and projects, the Arts Learning Grant program has been substantially renovated for Fiscal Year 2017.