State Arts Commission Invests $2.65 Million in Arts & Culture Programs Across Arizona

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At their quarterly meeting in June 2018, the Governor-appointed board of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, a state agency that also administers funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, approved $2,647,541 in grants to Arizona nonprofit arts organizations, festivals, schools, and community-based programs throughout the state.

State Budget Includes $2 Million for Arts in Arizona

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“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.”

Dance in the Desert brings Latinx dancemakers together for three-day gathering

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Dance in the Desert brings Latinx dancemakers together for three-day gathering Inaugural convening to be held in Phoenix, April 26-28 Phoenix, Arizona – 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… Read more »

New Report: Arts and Culture Contribute $9 Billion to Arizona’s Economy

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According to new data released on March 6, 2018, by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Arizona’s arts and culture industries contribute $9 Billion to the state’s economy, employing 90,000 Arizonans who earned a combined $4.9 Billion in Fiscal Year 2015, contributing more to the State’s economy than mining, agriculture, and forestry combined.

Coconino High School’s Sophie Weinzinger is Arizona’s Poetry Out Loud State Champion

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The Arizona Poetry Out Loud State Finals were held at the studios of Arizona PBS in Downtown Phoenix on Saturday, March 3. After three rounds of recitations, Sophie Weinzinger, a junior at Coconino High School, was named State Champion while Antonio Juarez, a senior at Willow Canyon High School in Surprise, was named first runner-up.

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.”

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.

Arts Commission Announces New Deputy Director, Staff Openings

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announces that Alexandra Nelson will be promoted to the position of Deputy Director. Alongside the announcement of Nelson’s promotion, the Arts Commission released a call for applicants for the positions of Arts Learning Manager and Operations and Human Resources Associate.