Arizona Commission on the Arts Announces New Arts Learning Manager

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“It is with gratitude and excitement that we announce the engagement of Elisa Lucía Radcliffe as the Arts Commission’s next Arts Learning Manager. Elisa brings to the work an invaluable combination of professional experience as a practitioner, educator, scholar, and leader of collaborative programs.”

Request for Applications | Rural Communities Facing Design Challenges

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The  Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design (CIRD), a leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, has issued a request for proposals inviting communities to apply for design assistance. The CIRD program provides rural communities with populations of 50,000 or less the opportunity to address challenges related to economic vitality and quality of life by employing design solutions.

Audio Description Training | ARTabilityAZ

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Are you a presenter looking to better serve your audience? Participants in this two-day training presented by ARTability AZ will learn the technique of Audio Description from script analysis to character description to word choices.

Arts Commission Awards Research and Development Grants to 18 Arizona Artists

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts is pleased to announce the recipients of the Artist Research and Development Grants for Fiscal Year 2018. This year, thanks to the state’s continued additional investment in the arts for the current fiscal year, 18 Arizona artists received an award of up to $5,000 in funding—seven more than were awarded funding in 2016.

Governor’s Arts Awards Nominees Announced

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Each year, our friends at Arizona Citizens for the Arts, a statewide arts advocacy organization, partners with the Office of the Governor to honor artists, educators, community and business leaders, organizations and companies who have made significant contributions to Arizona’s arts and culture. On December 19, 2017, they announced the 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards nominees!

FY2019 Community Investment Grants and Festival Grants

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts has published guidelines for Fiscal Year 2019 Community Investment Grants (CIG) and Festival Grants. We encourage prospective applicants to review these guidelines thoroughly and begin preparing application responses and materials as soon as possible. 

AZ Arts Best of 2017 (as determined by you!)

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Last month we sent the call out for Arizona residents to share their personal favorite or most memorable AZ Arts experiences of 2017. Entries came in from all over the state. We’ve collected some of our favorites here.

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Grants for Organizations and Individuals

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Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America.

AZ ArtWorker: Historias del taller escritura creativa en español

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Join us at Palabras Bilingual Bookstore in downtown Phoenix, on First Friday, December 1, 2017, for a public reception featuring participants of a Spanish-language creative writing workshop series led by local writer Ofelia Montelongo and sponsored by the Arts Commission’s AZ ArtWorker initiative.

Perspectives: Thomas Eldridge

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“There is a kind of spirituality I find inside Madison. Since the first time I laid eyes on one of the murals, I feel that I’ve been chosen to tell its story. It’s like a voice, one that I must serve…. Inside Madison will be a testament to the confined human spirit in all of its anger, confusion, hope… and beauty.”