21 Arizona Artists Awarded Research & Development Grants

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Today the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced the 21 recipients of Research & Development (R&D) Grants for 2024. Awarded through a competitive application and review process, these $5,000 grants support Arizona artists as they work to advance their artistic practice, expand their creative horizons, and deepen the… Read more »

Arizona Commission on the Arts opens search for new Executive Director

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced today the opening of their search for a new Executive Director. To aid in the search, the agency has contracted the services of All About People, a Phoenix-based professional staffing and executive search firm. Applications will be accepted through March 15, 2024.

Alex Nelson to Leave Arizona Commission on the Arts

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After 15 years with the agency, Deputy Director Alexandra Nelson will leave to work as a strategist with Welcome Strategies and as an independent consultant specializing in operations, programs, and equitable funding practices in the education, nonprofit, government, and philanthropic sectors. Her last day with the Arts Commission will be December 15, 2023.

State Invests $5.4 Million in Nonprofit Arts Sector

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On August 23, 2023, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced 367 grant awards totaling $5,425,146. Grants were awarded to a diverse array of organizations and programs spread across the state.

State’s FY2024 Budget Includes $5 Million for the Arts

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“Whether through direct grants to nonprofit arts organizations and creative workers, or through programs designed to reinforce infrastructure for further growth and development, the Arts Commission’s staff and board are committed to strategically investing these funds for maximum benefit for all Arizonans.”

Governor Hobbs announces new appointments to Arts Commission

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On Friday, April 21, 2023, Governor Katie Hobbs announced key appointments to the Arizona Commission on the Arts. According to the press release, “these appointments will enhance the work of the [commission] by bringing new voices to the table… and helping our arts community thrive.”

Arizona Commission on the Arts Welcomes New Board Chair

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced on March 22, 2023, the appointment of Dawn Wallace as chair of its board of commissioners. Wallace assumes the position previously occupied by Mark Feldman, who served as board chair for 11 years.