2018 JAEC Places Young People in the Lead

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Every two years, the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Arizona Department of Education co-host a Joint Arts Education Conference (JAEC) with arts educators from all disciplines. This year, the co-hosts have enlisted a highly qualified cohort of experts on creative youth engagement strategies to lead the planning and presentation of JAEC.

Register Now: 2018 Joint Arts Education Conference

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Registration is now open for the 2018 Joint Arts Education Conference! Taking place at El Conquistador Tucson on November 13, 2018, the conference will bring together Arizona’s arts educators, teaching artists, and arts administrators for a full day of professional development.

State Arts Commission Invests $2.65 Million in Arts & Culture Programs Across Arizona

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At their quarterly meeting in June 2018, the Governor-appointed board of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, a state agency that also administers funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, approved $2,647,541 in grants to Arizona nonprofit arts organizations, festivals, schools, and community-based programs throughout the state.

NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) Grants

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The NFA Artist/Ensemble grant program is for U.S. and Puerto Rico-based Latino artists, in all disciplines, working individually or as part of a Latino ensemble, arts collective, or community-based arts group. 

Design a Logo for Casa Grande’s Inaugural “CG Mosaic Festival”

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The AZ Creative Communities team from Casa Grande invites submissions for a logo design, which will be used to promote the “CG Mosaic Festival.” The “CG Mosaic Festival” will reflect the vision of the Casa Grande Creative Communities Team to bring creative and interactive art experiences to the community of Casa Grande. 

NEA National Heritage Fellowships: Nominations Now Open

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To honor and preserve our nation’s diverse cultural heritage, the National Endowment for the Arts annually awards up to nine NEA National Heritage Fellowships to master folk and traditional artists. These fellowships recognize artistic excellence, lifetime achievement, and contributions to our nation’s traditional arts heritage.

Save the Date: 2018 Joint Arts Education Conference

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Arizona Department of Education are pleased to announce the 2018 Joint Arts Education Conference! Taking place at El Conquistador Tucson on November 13, 2018, the conference will bring together Arizona’s arts educators, teaching artists, and arts administrators for a full day of professional development. Additional details and registration information coming soon!

AZ Creative Communities: Barrio Stories In Barrio Anita

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Over the course of a weekend in April 2018, Barrio Stories offered residents of Tucson’s historic Barrio Anita neighborhood an opportunity to gather, celebrate, and learn about their community through an immersive experience featuring large scale video projections, live music, shadow theatre, performed poetry, historical reenactment, heritage foods, and audio tours.

Arizona Museums Offer Free Admission to Military this Summer

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This summer, museums in Arizona will open their doors to military and their families as part of the ninth annual Blue Star Museums program, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums nationwide to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.