Arizona Poetry Out Loud State Finals: March 15 in Tucson

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2014 Contact: Steve Wilcox 602-771-6536 swilcox@azarts.gov Arizona Poetry Out Loud State Finals: March 15 in Tucson Nine Arizona High School Students to Compete in Statewide Poetry Recitation Contest Tucson, Arizona (March 12, 2014). Arizona’s ninth annual Poetry Out Loud recitation competition state finals will be held on Saturday, March 15,… Read more »

Arizona Arts Commission Invests $124,000 in Entrepreneurial Arts-based Ventures through Innovative Funding Initiative

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 6, 2014 Contact: Steve Wilcox 602.771.6536 swilcox@azarts.gov Arizona Arts Commission Invests $124,000 in Entrepreneurial Arts-based Ventures through Innovative Funding Initiative PHOENIX, AZ (February 6, 2014) – Between January 28 and February 3, 2014, the Arizona Commission on the Arts awarded a total of $124,000 in seed-funding grants to 21 arts-based ventures… Read more »

Arts Commission Invests $111,000 in Grants to Arts Organizations in Small & Rural Arizona Communities

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2014 Contact: Steve Wilcox 602-771-6536 swilcox@azarts.gov Arts Commission Invests $111,000 in Grants to Arts Organizations in Small & Rural Arizona Communities PHOENIX, AZ (January 22, 2014). In January 2014, the Governor-appointed board of the Arizona Commission on the Arts awarded $111,000 in Community Catalyst Grants to 13 arts organizations based… Read more »

Arizona Commission on the Arts awards $161,840 in Arts Learning Grants

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For Immediate Release January 3, 2014 Contact: Steve Wilcox 602.771.6536 swilcox@azarts.gov Arizona Commission on the Arts awards $161,840 in Arts Learning Grants Phoenix, AZ (January 3, 2014). On December 12, 2013, the Governor-appointed board of the Arizona Commission on the Arts awarded $30,220 to fourteen schools and community organizations in the second round of its… Read more »

Arts Commission Awards Artist Research and Development Grants to 11 Arizona Artists

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For Immediate Release Contact: Steve Wilcox 602-771-6536 swilcox@azarts.gov Arts Commission Awards Artist Research and Development Grants to 11 Arizona Artists PHOENIX, AZ (December 19, 2013). In December 2013, the Governor-appointed board of the Arizona Commission on the Arts awarded Artist Research and Development Grants to artists from across Arizona, practicing in a variety of artistic disciplines…. Read more »

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 »