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.

Jaime Dempsey Receives Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Award

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On July 20, 2017, the Center for the Future of Arizona awarded the 2017 Gabe Zimmerman Award for Public Service in the emerging leader category to Jaime Dempsey, Deputy Director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona. The honors were presented at a luncheon on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at the Arizona City/County Management Association Summer Conference.

State of Arizona Increases Investment in the Arts, Awards $2,354,500 in Grants Statewide

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On July 20, 2017, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced 234 grants to Arizona nonprofit arts organizations, local arts agencies, schools, and community organizations. In total, the competitive grant review process for fiscal year 2018 resulted in an aggregate investment of $2,354,500.