Arizona Commission on the Arts Announces $1,208,717 in Grant Investments across the State of Arizona

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“From Yuma to Teec Nos Pos, from Kingman to Bisbee, the Arts Commission utilizes its grant programs to provide essential investment in communities across Arizona. As part of this grantmaking effort, the State of Arizona is an indispensable partner to Arizona’s arts sector in pursuit of a shared mission: to imagine an Arizona where everyone can participate in and experience the arts.”

Nogales High School Student to Represent Arizona in National Poetry Recitation Competition

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Out of over 11,000 Arizona high school competitors from 47 participating schools, Zaskia Villa, a senior at Nogales High School in Nogales, Arizona, was selected as the Arizona Poetry Out Loud State Champion at the state finals event held on March 12, 2015 at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix. As State Champion, Villa will represent Arizona at the 10th annual Poetry Out Loud National Finals competition in Washington, D.C., in April.

Arizona High School Students to Compete at State Finals of National Poetry Recitation Contest

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts will present the 10th Annual Arizona Poetry Out Loud state finals competition at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix at 7:00pm on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Nine high school students from throughout the state will compete in the poetry recitation contest for an opportunity to represent Arizona at the 10th Annual Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, D.C.

Arts Commission Awards Artist Research and Development Grants to 13 Arizona Artists

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On December 29, 2014, the Arizona Commission on the Arts announced the recipients of Artist Research and Development Grants for Fiscal Year 2015. 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. This year, 13 of 95 applicants received up to $5,000 in funding.

Report: Access to Arts Education in Arizona Has Increased but Improvement is Needed

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 2014 Contact: Arizona Department of Education Sally Stewart, Public Information Officer Sally.Stewart@azed.gov 602-542-5072        Arizona Commission on the Arts Steve Wilcox, Communications and Research Director swilcox@azarts.gov 602-771-6536  Report: Access to Arts Education in Arizona Has Increased but Improvement is Needed More than 115,000 Arizona students lack access to… Read more »