Community Investment Grant Renovation

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The transition from one decade into the next is traditionally a period of reflection on the past and planning for the future. In this spirit, the Arizona Commission on the Arts will ring in the 2020s with a community-engaged renovation of our flagship grant program, the Community Investment Grant.

2020-2021 National Endowment for the Arts Big Read

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The 2020-2021 guidelines for National Endowment for the Arts Big Read grants are now available. This National Endowment for the Arts initiative, in partnership with Arts Midwest, supports community reading programs across the country, each designed around a single NEA Big Read book.

SMU DataArts Workshops this November

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This November, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, in partnership with the Flinn Foundation and Virginia G. Piper Trust, are pleased to offer regional, in-person training workshops to enrich your understanding of the data you submit to SMU DataArts’ Cultural Data Project.

Arizona Commission on the Arts announces departure of Kristen Pierce Kent

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“In her work, she provided insightful, thorough, and compassionate service to hundreds of arts organizations and thousands of individuals advancing the work of arts and culture in Arizona cities, towns, and neighborhoods. We know Kristen will bring the same kind of thoughtful engagement to her next endeavor, and we are excited to watch her take this next step.”

AZ Youth Arts Council: Apply Now!

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts is inviting teen creatives to join the AZ Youth Arts Council to ensure that Arizona’s youth perspective is heard in arts programming and policy. We are seeking creative young people between the ages of 14 and 19 who have an interest in the arts and represent Arizona’s 15 counties.

Announcing Opportunity Grants

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Opportunity Grants provide funding support to Arizona artists, teaching artists, and arts administrators as they take advantage of specific, unique opportunities that have the potential to significantly impact their professional growth.

Apply Now: 2020 Research & Development Grant

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R&D Grants provide funding support to Arizona artists as they work to advance their artistic practice, expand their creative horizons, and deepen the impact of their work.

2020 Poetry Out Loud: Registration Opens August 26, 2019

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Registration for 2020 Poetry Out Loud will open on Monday, August 26, 2019. Through Poetry Out Loud, students can master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage.