Digital Operations Manager | Arizona Commission on the Arts

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, seeks a highly-motivated and industrious Digital Operations Manager. This position oversees the agency’s information technology infrastructure, which supports statewide arts grantmaking, agency fiscal processes, and programmatic and operational efficacy. The Digital Operations Manager also oversees the development and maintenance of database systems, digital operating procedures, and the collaborative collection and reporting of data.

FY2019 Panel Review Dates: Community Investment Grants and Festival Grants

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Each year, the Arizona Commission on the Arts convenes volunteer panelists from across the state to review applications for Community Investment Grants. These meetings are open to the public and offer a prime opportunity for current and prospective applicants to learn more about the qualities of successful, competitive grant applications.

Dance in the Desert

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Latinx dancemakers, arts administrators, and scholars from throughout the region and across the country will gather in Phoenix from April 26-28, 2018, for the inaugural convening of Dance in the Desert, a unique opportunity for the Latinx dance community to come together, deepen relationships, and expand research for the field.

April is National Poetry Month 2018

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April is National Poetry Month, the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture. We’ve compiled a list of local events and resources around the state that celebrate National Poetry Month. Most are free and all are open to the public.

Perspectives: Danielle Foushée

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Perspectives is an on ongoing series of interviews and check-ins with recipients of our Artist Research and Development Grant (ARDG). Recently, we spoke with Phoenix-based public artist Danielle Foushée about “Invitation,” a piece installed at the entrance to Tempe Beach Park in October 2017.

Update: NEA Funding for Fiscal Year 2018

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This omnibus spending bill passed by the US House on March 21, 2018, funds the nation’s federal arts & culture agencies and programs at higher levels than originally proposed by either the House or Senate. The White House’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018 had recommended the elimination of the agencies.

An Interview with Storyteller Rod Ambrose, 2016 SFA Master Artist

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The Southwest Folklife Alliance (SFA) is currently accepting nominations for its annual Master-Apprentice Artist Award, which supports master traditional artists and their apprentices. In anticipation of the May 11, 2018, nomination deadline, SFA has allowed us to share the following excerpt from an interview with Rod Ambrose, 2016 recipient of the Master-Apprentice Award.

New Report: Arts and Culture Contribute $9 Billion to Arizona’s Economy

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According to new data released on March 6, 2018, by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Arizona’s arts and culture industries contribute $9 Billion to the state’s economy, employing 90,000 Arizonans who earned a combined $4.9 Billion in Fiscal Year 2015, contributing more to the State’s economy than mining, agriculture, and forestry combined.