Today the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, officially launched Next50, a statewide planning initiative designed to empower communities to activate creative assets and co-create ideas to fuel Arizona’s next 50 years.
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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.
The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, is pleased to announce that the agency’s Deputy Director, Jaime Dempsey, has been elected to serve on the board of directors for Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA), a national association of public and private arts and culture funders.
On October 31, 2016, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced 19 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.
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.
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.
The Arizona Commission on the Arts today announced the addition of two new staff members as part of an agency restructuring prompted by the retirement of two longtime staff members.
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.
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.
Hunter Hazelton, a senior at Betty Fairfax High School in Laveen, will represent Arizona at the 11th Annual Poetry Out Loud national finals competition in Washington, D.C., May 3-4, 2016.