NEA Big Read | Arts Midwest and National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts Big Read supports organizations across the country in developing community-wide reading programs which encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences. These programs include activities such as author readings, book discussions, art exhibits, lectures, film series, music or dance events, theatrical performances, panel discussions, and other events and activities related to the community’s chosen book.

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State of Arizona Awards Grants to Arts Learning Programs

Today the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced the recipients of its latest round of grants in support of arts learning programs throughout the state. Grants of up to $10,000 were awarded to 25 programs serving populations across the aging spectrum.

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Apply Now: Artist Opportunity Grants

The Arizona Commission on the Arts is now accepting applications for Artist Opportunity Grants! Artists may request between $500 and $1,500 in funding support as they take advantage of specific, unique opportunities that have the potential to significantly impact their professional growth.

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Creative Self-Care for Teaching Artists

Devised by Childsplay in partnership with Valle Del Sol, a local mental health provider, this 5-part series is geared toward helping teaching artists understand what is happening to them mentally and physically, learn tools for addressing their stress and anxiety, and build community with other teaching artists through creative activities.

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University of Arizona Poetry Center to Administer Statewide Poetry Recitation Competition

This year, The University of Arizona Poetry Center will oversee the program in Arizona, taking over statewide administration duties from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, which has administered the program since 2008.

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The Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program, supported by @rauschenbergfoundation, provides artists in need who are practicing in the disciplines of visual arts, film/video/electronic/digital arts, and choreography and residing in the U.S., Tribal Nations, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories with one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent, unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies. Note: Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants are not for lost wages, living expenses, or medical care for individuals other than the artist. The current application cycle is open now through November 30, details here: bit.ly/2HEzfRi ... See MoreSee Less
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The City of Tucson Mayor’s Office, Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona and Music Policy Forum's Reopen Every Venue Safely (REVS) cordially invite you to a virtual Town Hall Session for arts venues in Arizona on October 29, 2021 at 2pm (AZ time). Local and national colleagues will discuss their experiences and responses to the complexity of reopening venues safely. Panelists will offer feedback and provide advice in response to questions and challenges facing stakeholders in Southern Arizona. Register today: airtable.com/shrsjzggomL9W72ID ... See MoreSee Less
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