Annual Satisfaction Survey

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It’s that time again! Each year the Arizona Commission on the Arts invites Arizonans to let us know how we’re doing in our efforts to serve Arizona’s communities.

AZ Poetry Out Loud State Champion Competes at Nationals

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On April 23-25, 2018 Sophie Weinzinger, a junior at Coconino High School in Flagstaff, represented Arizona at the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, DC. Competing against State Champions from all 50 states and US territories, Weinzinger was one of only nine students to advance to the final round of competition!

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.