Edgardo Aguilar, a senior at Desert View High School in Tucson, will represent Arizona at the 14th Annual Poetry Out Loud national finals competition in Washington, DC, April 30-May 1, 2019. Aguilar’s achievement is all the more impressive considering this is his first year participating in Poetry Out Loud.
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On September 18, 2018, The Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) and the Arizona Commission on the Arts announced a joint effort to support Arizona artists, including additional funding from the recently established Newton and Betty Rosenzweig Fund for the Arts, an endowment held at ACF.
A report released today by the Arizona Department of Education and the Arizona Commission on the Arts offers new insights into arts instruction access and participation rates in Arizona schools. Among the findings: as of 2016 only 65% of K-8 students had access to both music and art instruction.
On August 29, 2018, The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced 38 grants awarded to Arizona schools and nonprofit organizations in support of programs that establish or enhance opportunities for Arizona residents of all ages to learn through or about the arts.
At their quarterly meeting in June 2018, the Governor-appointed board of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, a state agency that also administers funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, approved $2,647,541 in grants to Arizona nonprofit arts organizations, festivals, schools, and community-based programs throughout the state.
“Our sincere thanks to Governor Ducey, his staff, and Arizona’s state legislators for their foresight and leadership in supporting arts and culture. We are honored to work in partnership with our elected leaders, as they know what we know: investments in arts and culture directly benefit Arizonans in myriad positive ways.”
The Arizona Commission on the Arts announced today that Ben Watters will leave his position as the state agency’s Grants and Research Director on April 26, 2018. Alongside the announcement of Watters’ departure, the Arts Commission released a call for a Digital Operations Manager.
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 »
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.
For Immediate Release March 7, 2018 Contact: Steve Wilcox 602-771-6536 [email protected] Community Conversation on Arts Education in Globe-Miami Schools Slated for March 22 The second in a series of community conversations about arts education in Globe-Miami public schools will be held on March 22, 2018, at Cobre Valley Center for the Arts from 4:30-6:30 pm…. Read more »