Welcome

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Sometimes working in the arts can be compared to a great Stephen Sondheim medley. A bit of “Putting it Together” from Sunday in the Park with George, a dash of “I’m Still Here” from Follies, and a verse or two from “Love Takes Time” from A Little Night Music. Like any good production you count… Read more »

If You’re Using Internet Explorer 6, Upgrade Now

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts’ new website has been tested across platforms, however, Internet Explorer 6 is not the optimum browser for viewing or accessing its many resources. If you are still using IE6 as your internet browser, we advise you to upgrade now. You can access Microsoft’s free browser upgrades here. Thank you!

We’re Not Dead

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The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”-– Mark Twain We understand your concern over recent cuts made to the Arizona Commission on the Arts budget. Many of you have contacted our staff with questions: Is the Arts Commission still providing grants to organizations and schools? Is the Arts Commission moving forward with established programs?… Read more »

Important Budget Update from the Arizona Commission on the Arts

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Dear valued member of the arts community: It is no secret that Arizona is in the midst of an unprecedented budget crisis. Yesterday the Arizona State Legislature passed a budget for the remainder of fiscal year 2010 and fiscal year 2011 and sent it to the Governor’s Office for her signature. This budget includes an… Read more »

FY11 Grants Cycle Now Open, Arts Commission Staff Restructuring

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Your state arts agency is pleased to announce that the fiscal year 2011 (July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011) Guides to Grants for Organizations and Schools are now available on our website at www.azarts.gov. The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 18, 2010. Some grant programs have letter of intent or draft submission deadlines of… Read more »

The Time is Now

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Dear Colleagues: Now is the time for all arts industry leaders to step forward with strong and unified voices in support of the value of the arts in Arizona. In a recently released national funding report, Arizona dropped to 47th in per-capita legislative support for the arts in 2010. Since the beginning of Arizona’s fiscal… Read more »

An End-of-2009 Letter from Executive Director Robert C. Booker

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Dear Colleagues: Over the past year the Arizona arts industry faced unprecedented challenges: a nearly 80% decrease in contributions to arts organizations, a notable decrease in ticket sales and significant job loss. Already meager arts programs in many Arizona schools were reduced or eliminated, and artists faced the termination of myriad grant programs and services…. Read more »