Capitol Christmas Tree Juried Art Exhibition Celebrates Gift of Tree From Arizona to US Capitol; Features the work of Arizona Artists

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PHOENIX, AZ (October 19, 2009) –Every year since 1970, a Christmas tree has been presented to the United States Congress from a national forest and is known as “The People’s Tree.” This year, for the first time, the tree will be a gift from Arizona. In honor of this occasion, the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Arizona… Read more »

Statewide Arts Organizations Cutting Progams, Exhibitions, Staff from Loss of Public Funding, Decreases in Donations and Attendance, Arts Commission Survey Shows

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PHOENIX, AZ (July 29, 2009) — More than 60 percent of Arizona arts organizations responding to an Arizona Commission on the Arts survey in May report that the current economic environment coupled with losses of both public and private funding will force cutbacks in programs and exhibitions. Organizations operating with volunteers and without paid staff… Read more »

Nonprofit Arts Industry Facing Crisis

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Phoenix, AZ (April 1, 2009) — Arizona arts organizations are feeling the effects of the economic downturn. In January 2009, the Arizona Commission on the Arts conducted a statewide survey to assess the effects of the changing economic winds on Arizona arts organizations. With Arizona in a deep recession and the second highest per-capita state… Read more »