Arts Commission Awards Research and Development Grants to 17 Arizona Artists

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts is pleased to announce the recipients of Artist Research and Development Grants for Fiscal Year 2017. This highly-competitive grant program awards funding to Arizona artists practicing in a variety of artistic disciplines in support of research and development leading to the creation of new works of art.

Biennial Arts Education Conference to be held in Phoenix on October 24

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The 2016 Joint Arts Education Conference (JAEC) will take place on Monday, October 24, at Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix. Designed to bring together Arizona’s arts education community for a full day of professional development, this year’s JAEC theme is Connect and Respond.

State of Arizona Increases Investment in the Arts, Awards $2,266,000 in Grants Statewide

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On July 6, 2016, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced 239 grants to Arizona nonprofit arts organizations, local arts agencies, schools and community organizations, an aggregate investment of $2,266,000, representing a more than 100% increase to total funding awarded during last year’s first grantmaking cycle.

Land Tracings

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Five Arizona artists will be featured in “Land Tracings,” a group exhibition presented by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona. The featured artists are all recipients of the Arts Commission’s Artist Research and Development Grant.

FY2017 State Budget Includes Additional $1.5 Million for the Arts

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The $9.6 billion fiscal year 2017 budget signed today by Governor Doug Ducey includes a $1.5 million appropriation to the Arizona Commission on the Arts. The additional funding represents a 50% increase over the 49-year-old state agency’s current fiscal year budget.