As part of broader crisis response strategies, Arizona arts funders and service organizations have set up a collaborative fund to provide emergency relief grants of $500-$1,500 to artists and arts professionals experiencing cancelled events and residencies or terminated contracts due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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Sylvia Dale is Arizona’s Poetry Out Loud State Champion
Sylvia Dale, a senior at Ganado High School in Apache County, will represent Arizona at the 15th Annual Poetry Out Loud national finals competition in Washington, DC, April 27 – 29, 2020. This was Sylvia’s third year competing at the state level.
New podcast series showcases creativity at work in Arizona communities
In AZ Creative Voices, producer Regina Revazova introduces listeners to eight teams working with artists to create solutions to complex community challenges. Along the way Revazova explores the challenges and successes of this creative partnership; the potential of community-engaged work; and the many discoveries as participants strengthened their collaborative skills.
Arizona Commission on the Arts Announces New Organizational Programs Manager
The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced today the hire of Claudio Dicochea to the position of Organizational Programs Manager. The position was previously held by Kristen Pierce Kent, who left the agency in October 2019.
New Data Sheds Light on Access to Arts Education in Arizona Schools
“This data helps highlight all of the incredible programs and classes that schools offer to students across our state,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman. “I’m thrilled to see such an increase and to know that more and more of Arizona’s students have access to opportunities to engage in the arts. We must continue to expand access to arts education so all students are able to develop their creative muscles and reap the benefits that come from doing so.”
Arizona Commission on the Arts announces new Artist Programs Manager and Coordinator
The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced today the hire of Kesha Bruce to the position of Artist Programs Manager. Bruce joins Artist Programs Coordinator Anna Needham (Red Lake Ojibwe) who was hired this past February.
Arizona Commission on the Arts announces departure of Kristen Pierce Kent
“In her work, she provided insightful, thorough, and compassionate service to hundreds of arts organizations and thousands of individuals advancing the work of arts and culture in Arizona cities, towns, and neighborhoods. We know Kristen will bring the same kind of thoughtful engagement to her next endeavor, and we are excited to watch her take this next step.”
Arizona Commission on the Arts Seeks Young Creatives for AZ Youth Arts Council
The Arizona Commission on the Arts invites teenaged artists and creatives to join the AZ Youth Arts Council. The advisory group will work to ensure that Arizona’s youth perspective is heard in arts programming and policy. Creative young people between the ages of 14 and 19 who have an interest in the arts are encouraged… Read more »
Arizona Commission on the Arts Announces Departure of Gabriela Muñoz, Opening for Artist Programs Manager
Gabriela Muñoz has been hired in a new role with the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts’ National Accelerator for Cultural Innovation at Arizona State University, and will leave her Artist Programs Manager position at the end of July. The Arts Commission has opened a public search to fill the vacancy.
State Arts Commission Delivers Over $2.63 Million to Arizona Communities
At their quarterly meeting on June 27, 2019, the Governor-appointed board of the Arizona Commission on the Arts approved the funding of 260 grants to Arizona nonprofit arts organizations, festivals, schools, and community-based programs.