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.

9 Arizona Communities Selected for Inaugural AZ Creative Communities Institute

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Today, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts (HIDA), and Southwest Folklife Alliance (SFA) announced the 9 communities that will participate in the inaugural AZ Creative Communities Institute (AZCCI).

FY2018 State Budget Includes Additional $1.5 Million for the Arts

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The $9.8 billion fiscal year 2018 budget signed today by Governor Doug Ducey includes a $1.5 million appropriation to the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Derived from interest accrued on the state’s Rainy Day Fund, this one-time allocation will not increase overall state spending.

AZ Creative Communities Institute Invites Cities/Towns to Explore Creative Potential

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The AZ Creative Communities Institute (AZ CCI) offers small teams, made up of diverse community members, a unique opportunity to explore the many ways Arizona’s creativity can be put to work for positive community impact. AZ CCI teams will learn from and with local and national experts, and peers from other Arizona cities, towns, and neighborhoods.

Arizona High School Students to Compete at State Finals of National Poetry Recitation Contest

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For Immediate Release March 6, 2017 Contact: Steve Wilcox 602-771-6536 swilcox@azarts.gov Arizona High School Students to Compete at State Finals of National Poetry Recitation Contest Over 10,000 Arizona high school students participated in Poetry Out Loud in 2016-17 The Arizona Commission on the Arts will present the 12th Annual Arizona Poetry Out Loud state finals… Read more »