Latest Economic Data Tracks Arts and Cultural Jobs per State

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On April 19, 2017, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) released the latest findings of the Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account (ACPSA), a collaboration of the NEA and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the first federal effort to provide in-depth analysis of the arts and cultural sector’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

AZ Creative Communities

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The AZ Creative Communities Institute (AZ CCI) offers small teams, made up of diverse members of your community, a unique opportunity to explore the many ways creativity can be put to work for positive community impact. AZ CCI teams will learn from and with local and national experts, as well as peers from other Arizona cities/towns and neighborhoods.

2017 Poetry Out Loud State Finals on Arizona PBS Stations

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As if the Arizona Poetry Out Loud state finals weren’t exciting enough, the 2017 finals were held in the downtown Phoenix studios of Arizona PBS. On March 11, 2017, 10 high school students from all across the state stepped on to the stage and into the spotlight to recite poems for a live audience and Arizona PBS’s TV cameras. In April, Arizona PBS and… Read more »

FY2018 Strengthening Schools Through Arts Partnerships Grants

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts has published guidelines for Fiscal Year 2018 Strengthening Schools Through Arts Partnerships Grants. We encourage prospective applicants to review these guidelines thoroughly and begin preparing application responses and materials as soon as possible.

AZ ArtWorker: Betsabeé Romero

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CALA Alliance and AZ ArtWorker, a program of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, are pleased to welcome renowned contemporary Mexican artist Betsabeé Romero for an artist residency in Phoenix, Arizona.

Kellen Vu of Arizona School for the Arts is 2017 Arizona Poetry Out Loud State Champion

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Kellen Vu, a sophomore at Arizona School for the Arts in Phoenix, will represent Arizona at the 12th Annual Poetry Out Loud national finals competition in Washington, D.C., April 25-26, 2017. The Arizona Poetry Out Loud State Finals were held on Saturday, March 12, 2017, at the studios of Arizona PBS in Downtown Phoenix.

2017 Arizona Poetry Out Loud State Finals

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On Saturday, March 11, 2017, 10 high school students from throughout the state will compete in the poetry recitation contest for an opportunity to represent Arizona at the 12th Annual Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, D.C.

28 Arizona Artists You Should Know

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Each year the Arizona Commission on the awards Arts Artist Research and Development Grants to artists in all disciplines in support of the advancement of artistic research, the development of artistic work, and in recognition of the contributions individual artists make to Arizona’s communities. Today, we’re proud to feature 28 grantees from the past three years.