24 Arizona artists awarded Research & Development Grants

The Arizona Commission on the Arts awarded $5,000 research & Development grants to 24 Arizona artists working to advance their artistic practice, expand their creative horizons, and deepen the impact of their work.

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Arizona Economic Recovery Center | Local First Arizona

The Arizona Economic Recovery Center aggregates federal, state, municipal, Tribal, and foundation funding opportunities into easy-to-read templates to distill information and help small nonprofit organizations—including arts organizations—access critical investments supporting relief and recovery.

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Jaime Dempsey, Executive Director of Arizona Commission on the Arts, accepts new position at Arizona Community Foundation

Jaime Dempsey will leave her current position as the agency’s Executive Director in June 2021 to take on the newly created role of Senior Vice President for Philanthropic Initiatives with the Arizona Community Foundation.

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New Report: Pre-pandemic Arts and Culture Contributed $10.9 Billion to Arizona’s Economy

According to new data released on March 30, 2021, by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Arizona’s arts and culture industries contributed $10.87 Billion to the state’s economy in 2019, employing nearly 89,033 Arizonans who earned a combined $5.59 Billion, contributing more to the State’s economy than mining, agriculture, and forestry combined.

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Virtual Mini-Lessons: Arizona Teaching Artists On Demand!

Interested in trying out watercolor painting? How about taiko drumming? Looking for fun, creatively stimulating activities for small children? Do you know an older adult looking for ways to keep their bodies and minds active? Our new Virtual Mini-Lessons (VML) page has something for everyone! 

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