The $18 billion bipartisan budget passed last week by the state’s legislature and signed by Governor Doug Ducey on Tuesday, June 28, includes a $5 million appropriation to the Arizona Commission on the Arts for Fiscal Year 2023.
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In the months ahead, I look forward to exploring more places and meeting personally with those of us who make our lives and/or living through Arizona’s vibrant, diverse, intersecting arts and culture communities.
On June 5, 2022, Arizona’s 2022 Poetry Out Loud State Champion, Oscar Landa Samano, placed third in the final round of the Poetry Out Loud National Finals.
The Arizona Commission on the Arts invites teenaged artists and creatives to join the AZ Youth Arts Council. The advisory group will work to ensure that Arizona’s youth perspective is heard in arts programming and policy.
Attention Arizona artists working in all artistic disciplines: the Arizona Commission on the Arts is now accepting applications for Research & Development Grants.
On May 12, 2021, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced more than $88 million in recommended grants to organizations in all 50 states and jurisdictions. 19 grants, totaling $568,500, were awarded to Arizona arts organizations and projects.
On June 5, 2022, Arizona’s 2022 Poetry Out Loud State Champion, Oscar Landa Samano, will be among the nine contestants to compete in the final round of the Poetry Out Loud National Finals.
Between May 2 and May 25, panels made up of artists, arts professionals, educators, and community members will convene virtually to review grant applications from nearly 100 nonprofit arts organizations, large and small, from every corner of the state. These panel review meetings are open to the public and live-streamed online.
We are pleased to announce that Governor Ducey has signed HB2051, reauthorizing the Arizona Commission on the Arts as an agency of the State of Arizona for eight years. This is the fifth time the agency has been reauthorized since its establishment in 1967.
The landscape of arts education in Arizona’s public and charter schools has never been clearer. Through an intuitive interactive online dashboard, Arizonans can venture deep into arts education data, including statewide geographic comparisons; county-, district-, and school-level reporting, and year-over changes in enrollment.