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Apply Now: Research & Development Grants

Attention Arizona artists working in all artistic disciplines: the Arizona Commission on the Arts is now accepting applications for Research & Development Grants. 

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NEA Awards Grants to 14 Arizona Arts Programs, Projects

On May 12, 2021, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced more than $88 million in recommended grants to organizations in all 50 states and jurisdictions. 19 grants, totaling $568,500, were awarded to Arizona arts organizations and projects.

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2022 Arizona Poetry Out Loud Champion Advances to Final Round of Nationals

On June 5, 2022, Arizona's 2022 Poetry Out Loud State Champion, Oscar Landa Samano, will be among the nine contestants to compete in the final round of the Poetry Out Loud National Finals.

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Fiscal Year 2023 Grant Review Panel Meetings

Between May 2 and May 25, panels made up of artists, arts professionals, educators, and community members will convene virtually to review grant applications from nearly 100 nonprofit arts organizations, large and small, from every corner of the state. These panel review meetings are open to the public and live-streamed online.

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Governor signs HB2051, reauthorizing Arizona Commission on the Arts for 8 years

We are pleased to announce that Governor Ducey has signed HB2051, reauthorizing the Arizona Commission on the Arts as an agency of the State of Arizona for eight years. This is the fifth time the agency has been reauthorized since its establishment in 1967.

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Amazing news this morning: Arizona's own Poetry Out Loud State Champion, Oscar Landa Samano, will advance to the final round of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest! On Sunday, June 5, 2022, Oscar will compete against 8 other state champs for the title of National Champion and a $20,000 college scholarship! Congratulations and way to go, Oscar!You can send Oscar a virtual cheer through our website: to the #PoetryOutLoud 2022 nine finalists, revealed at this weekend's Semifinals! Find out who will be the #POL22 national champion and winner of $20,000 with us on June 5 by streaming the Finals! ... See MoreSee Less
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