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.
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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!
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.
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.
The NEA awarded 1,071 grants totaling $80.5 million to support programs that provide jobs to artists, administrators, and other creative workers and arts experiences for millions of people. 11 Arizona arts organizations were awarded a total amount of $445,00 in this funding round.
The Arizona Commission on the Arts is proud to announce the graduates of our second AZ Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute. These 11 artists, who come from cities and towns across the state and specialize in a variety of artistic disciplines, join the inaugural cohort of Teaching Artist Institute graduates, applying their skills and knowledge to work with older adult populations.
Through Arts Partnerships Programs: 2016 and 2017 School Years Cross-Case Evaluation” reports on two arts integration programs implemented over a two year period in three Arizona schools with funding support from the Arts Commission’s Strengthening Schools Through Arts Partnerships (SSTAP) grant program.
“Our sincere thanks to Governor Ducey, his staff, and Arizona’s state legislators for their foresight and leadership in supporting arts and culture. We are honored to work in partnership with our elected leaders, as they know what we know: investments in arts and culture directly benefit Arizonans in myriad positive ways.”
Our Town is the National Endowment for the Arts’ creative placemaking grants program. These grants support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes.
The Arizona Commission on the Arts invites individuals and organizations that received grants in the past year to show Arizona what public funding for the arts can accomplish. By sharing photos of your grant at work you can help the Arts Commission tell the story of Arizona’s arts sector and its statewide impact.