NEA Awards $392,000 to Arizona Arts Organizations and Projects

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One January 10, 2023, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced its first round of recommended awards for fiscal year 2023, with more than $34 million in funding to support the arts nationwide. 17 Arizona-based arts organizations/programs and two literary artists are among the grantees.

21 Arizona Artists Awarded Research & Development Grants

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Today the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced the 21 recipients of Research & Development (R&D) Grants for 2024. Awarded through a competitive application and review process, these $5,000 grants support Arizona artists as they work to advance their artistic practice, expand their creative horizons, and deepen the… Read more »

Arizona Commission on the Arts opens search for new Executive Director

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced today the opening of their search for a new Executive Director. To aid in the search, the agency has contracted the services of All About People, a Phoenix-based professional staffing and executive search firm. Applications will be accepted through March 15, 2024.

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Introductory Creative Aging Trainings

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In January 2024, the Arizona Commission on the Arts will kick off its Sustaining Creative Aging in Southern Arizona initiative with a series of free introductory training sessions for aging or healthcare service organization staff, caregivers, volunteers, teaching artists, and arts organization administrators! 

Bon Voyage, Alex!

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We hope you’ll join us in bidding Alex Nelson “bon voyage” with a brief message of gratitude, congratulations, and encouragement! Just fill out the form below and hit submit to send your well-wishes.

Alex Nelson to Leave Arizona Commission on the Arts

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After 15 years with the agency, Deputy Director Alexandra Nelson will leave to work as a strategist with Welcome Strategies and as an independent consultant specializing in operations, programs, and equitable funding practices in the education, nonprofit, government, and philanthropic sectors. Her last day with the Arts Commission will be December 15, 2023.

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Governor Honors Hopitutuqaiki at Creative Excellence Awards

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On October 19, 2023, Arizona Citizens for the Arts presented their annual celebration of the arts. This year’s Creative Excellence Awards (formerly known as the Governor’s Arts Awards) included a new category, The Governor’s Award. Governor Katie Hobbs took the stage to personally present the award to Hopitutuqaiki, The Hopi School. About Hopitutuqaiki Per their… Read more »