The Arizona Commission on the Arts invites Arizona high schools to participate in the 2015-2016 Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, a free national program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Poetry Out Loud encourages youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance while mastering public speaking skills, building self-confidence and learning about literary heritage.
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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.”
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.
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.
Show Low resident Lisa Jayne has been appointed to the governing board of the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Jayne will replace Dr. Robert Breunig of Flagstaff who completed his second 3-year term as a Commissioner in July 2014.
The Arizona Commission on the Arts and the ASU School of Theatre and Film’s Performance in the Borderlands will present an evening of poetry and performance commemorating the release of Sonoran Strange, a book-length poetry collection by Tucson poet Logan Phillips, on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. The event is sponsored by AZ Humanities.
Between January 12 and January 20, 2015, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, awarded grants to 16 arts-based ventures through the second year of its fast-pitch grant program, Arizona Art Tank.
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.
The Arizona Commission on the Arts is pleased to announce that the agency’s Executive Director, Robert Booker, has been elected as Chairman of Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) for the 2015-2016 term.
An update to a 2010 census on access to arts education in Arizona schools reports that while the number of students without access to any arts education has declined, more than 115,000 students still lack access to arts instruction by highly qualified arts teachers.