Edgardo Aguilar is Arizona’s Poetry Out Loud State Champion

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Edgardo Aguilar, a senior at Desert View High School in Tucson, will represent Arizona at the 14th Annual Poetry Out Loud national finals competition in Washington, DC, April 30-May 1, 2019. Aguilar’s achievement is all the more impressive considering this is his first year participating in Poetry Out Loud.

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.