The Arizona Poetry Out Loud State Finals were held at the studios of Arizona PBS in Downtown Phoenix on Saturday, March 3. After three rounds of recitations, Sophie Weinzinger, a junior at Coconino High School, was named State Champion while Antonio Juarez, a senior at Willow Canyon High School in Surprise, was named first runner-up.
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“It is with gratitude and excitement that we announce the engagement of Elisa Lucía Radcliffe as the Arts Commission’s next Arts Learning Manager. Elisa brings to the work an invaluable combination of professional experience as a practitioner, educator, scholar, and leader of collaborative programs.”
The Arizona Commission on the Arts is pleased to announce the recipients of the Artist Research and Development Grants for Fiscal Year 2018. This year, thanks to the state’s continued additional investment in the arts for the current fiscal year, 18 Arizona artists received an award of up to $5,000 in funding—seven more than were awarded funding in 2016.
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.
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.
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.
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).
After more than a decade as the executive director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts and a 40-year career in the field of arts administration, Robert C. Booker will retire from his current position on August 7, 2017. He will be succeeded by Jaime Dempsey, who has served as the Arts Commission’s Deputy Director since 2006.
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.
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.