Landmark Budget Allocation Translates Into New Grant Programs to Support Artist Entrepreneurs and Community Arts Programs

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For Immediate Release October 30, 2013 Contact: Steve Wilcox 602.771.6536 swilcox@azarts.gov Landmark Budget Allocation Translates Into New Grant Programs to Support Artist Entrepreneurs and Community Arts Programs PHOENIX, AZ (October 30, 2013). Thanks to successful bipartisan efforts at the State legislature, the Arizona Commission on the Arts received a one-time budget allocation of an additional… Read more »

Arizona Commission on the Arts awards $52,000 for Strengthening Schools Through Arts Partnerships Grants

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For Immediate Release September 24, 2013 Contact: Alex Nelson 602.771.6521 anelson@azarts.gov Arizona Commission on the Arts awards $52,000 for Strengthening Schools Through Arts Partnerships Grants [Phoenix, AZ –September 20, 2013] In July 2013, the Governor-appointed board of the Arizona Commission on the Arts awarded $52,000 to four Strengthening Schools Through Arts Partnerships Grants applicants in… Read more »

Celebrated Poet Alberto Álvaro Ríos Named as Arizona’s Inaugural Poet Laureate

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For Immediate Release August 19, 2013 Contact: Jaime Dempsey 602.771.6520 jdempsey@azarts.gov Celebrated Poet Alberto Álvaro Ríos Named as Arizona’s Inaugural Poet Laureate PHOENIX (August 19, 2013). In partnership with the Office of the Governor, the Arizona Commission on the Arts is pleased to announce that celebrated poet and Arizona State University Regents’ Professor Alberto Ríos… Read more »

Two new Commissioners appointed to the Arizona Commission on the Arts by Governor Jan Brewer

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For Immediate Release August 14, 2013 Contact: Jaime Dempsey 602.771.6520 jdempsey@azarts.gov Two new Commissioners appointed to the Arizona Commission on the Arts by Governor Jan Brewer PHOENIX (August 14, 2013) – Dr. Pamela Hall of Phoenix and Tamalyn Lewis of Scottsdale have been appointed by Governor Janice Brewer as Commissioners for the Arizona Commission on… Read more »

Communications and Research Director for the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Casey Blake, takes on new role at Mesa Arts Center

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For Immediate Release Contact: Jaime Dempsey (602) 771-6520 jdempsey@azarts.gov Communications and Research Director for the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Casey Blake, takes on new role at Mesa Arts Center PHOENIX, AZ (August 01, 2013) – After 6.5 years of service at Arizona’s state arts agency, the Arts Commission’s Communications and Research Director, Casey Blake,… Read more »

Arizona Commission on the Arts Announces $1,834,937 in Grants to Catalyze Arts and Culture Experiences Across the State

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For Immediate Release July 3, 2013 Contact: Casey Blake 602.771.6536 cblake@azarts.gov             Arizona Commission on the Arts Announces $1,834,937 in Grants to Catalyze Arts and Culture Experiences Across the State PHOENIX (July 3, 2013)–On July 3, 2013, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona announced 254 grants to nonprofit… Read more »

“Impact: Arts and Culture in Arizona”–Arizona Cultural Data Project Yields Critical Data on the Arts and Culture Sector’s Impact on Arizona Lives and Economies

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For Immediate Release Contact: Casey Blake 602-771-6536 cblake@azarts.gov “Impact: Arts and Culture in Arizona” Arizona Cultural Data Project Yields Critical Data on the Arts and Culture Sector’s Impact on Arizona Lives and Economies PHOENIX, AZ (May 24, 2013) – Recently released by the Arizona Cultural Data Project Task Force, the “Impact: Arts and Culture in… Read more »

TUCSON ARIZONA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT TO COMPETE IN NATIONAL POETRY OUT LOUD RECITATION CONTEST

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For Immediate Release Contact: Casey Blake 602-771-6536 cblake@azarts.gov TUCSON ARIZONA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT TO COMPETE IN NATIONAL POETRY OUT LOUD RECITATION CONTEST Over 13,000 Arizona high school students participate in Arizona Poetry Out Loud PHOENIX, AZ (April 26, 2013) – Cassandra Valadez, a senior at Sunnyside High School in Tucson, Arizona, was selected out of… Read more »

Arizona Commission on the Arts Announces 2013 Poetry Out Loud State Champion

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For Immediate Release Contact: Casey Blake 602-771-6536 cblake@azarts.gov Arizona Commission on the Arts Announces 2013 Poetry Out Loud State Champion PHOENIX, AZ (March 22, 2013) – Out of over 13,000 Arizona high school competitors, Cassandra Valadez, a senior at Sunnyside High School in Tucson, Arizona, was selected as the Arizona Poetry Out Loud State Champion… Read more »

Arizona Poetry Out Loud State Finals: March 20 in Phoenix. Eight, Arizona PBS and ON Media Publications act as sponsors.

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For Immediate Release Contact: Casey Blake 602-771-6536 cblake@azarts.gov Arizona Poetry Out Loud State Finals: March 20 in Phoenix Eight, Arizona PBS and ON Media Publications act as sponsors [March 15, 2013–Phoenix, AZ] Over 13,000 Arizona high schools students competed at the school level of the 2012-2013 Arizona Poetry Out Loud competition, a program facilitated by… Read more »