Virtual Conversations & Convenings

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In the coming weeks, the Arizona Commission on the Arts will host or cohost several online conversations and convenings. We will add to the list below as new events are scheduled.

Webinar: 12 Tasks to Sustain Donors in Turbulent Times

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Social Prosperity Partners, in partnership with City of Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and Arizona Citizens for the Arts for a free webinar specifically designed for nonprofit arts & culture organizations. 

Announcing Emergency Relief Grants for Arizona Artists and Arts Professionals

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As part of broader crisis response strategies, Arizona arts funders and service organizations have set up a collaborative fund to provide emergency relief grants of $500-$1,500 to artists and arts professionals experiencing cancelled events and residencies or terminated contracts due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

March 27, 2020: Update from the Arizona Commission on the Arts

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The Federal relief package includes direct support for both nonprofit cultural organizations and state and local arts and humanities agencies, as well as economic relief provisions for independent contractors, “gig economy” workers, artists, entrepreneurs, and small businesses working in the creative economy.

Dance in the Desert 2020

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DITD 2020 is a series of professional development workshops, master classes, and showings of works-in-progress. DITD addresses systemic deficits in dance in the Southwest by providing a space that redresses geographic isolation and centers local expertise.

March 23, 2020: Update from the Arizona Commission on the Arts

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During this period of rapid change and uncertainty, the Arizona Commission on the Arts will be in contact more frequently to provide information on evolving resources and developments, to let you know how the Arts Commission is responding, and to invite you to engage with us—such that your perspectives guide us—as we navigate the current crisis together.

COVID-19 Resources

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A collection of resources that may be relevant to you and/or the artists, arts professionals, and organizations with whom you work. We will continue to update this page for as long as it may be useful.

Sylvia Dale is Arizona’s Poetry Out Loud State Champion

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Sylvia Dale, a senior at Ganado High School in Apache County, will represent Arizona at the 15th Annual Poetry Out Loud national finals competition in Washington, DC, April 27 – 29, 2020. This was Sylvia’s third year competing at the state level.