“It is with gratitude and excitement that we announce the engagement of Elisa Lucía Radcliffe as the Arts Commission’s next Arts Learning Manager. Elisa brings to the work an invaluable combination of professional experience as a practitioner, educator, scholar, and leader of collaborative programs.”
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The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design (CIRD), a leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, has issued a request for proposals inviting communities to apply for design assistance. The CIRD program provides rural communities with populations of 50,000 or less the opportunity to address challenges related to economic vitality and quality of life by employing design solutions.
2017 Artist R&D Grant recipient Julie Comnick’s Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra will be open at the Coconino Center for the Arts from January 9 through February 10, 2018. There will be a members preview reception on Saturday, January 6, and public opening reception on Saturday, January 13. Comnick will perform a solo violin piece at both receptions.
Are you a presenter looking to better serve your audience? Participants in this two-day training presented by ARTability AZ will learn the technique of Audio Description from script analysis to character description to word choices.
The Arizona Commission on the Arts is pleased to announce the recipients of the Artist Research and Development Grants for Fiscal Year 2018. This year, thanks to the state’s continued additional investment in the arts for the current fiscal year, 18 Arizona artists received an award of up to $5,000 in funding—seven more than were awarded funding in 2016.
Each year, our friends at Arizona Citizens for the Arts, a statewide arts advocacy organization, partners with the Office of the Governor to honor artists, educators, community and business leaders, organizations and companies who have made significant contributions to Arizona’s arts and culture. On December 19, 2017, they announced the 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards nominees!
The Arizona Commission on the Arts has published guidelines for Fiscal Year 2019 Community Investment Grants (CIG) and Festival Grants. We encourage prospective applicants to review these guidelines thoroughly and begin preparing application responses and materials as soon as possible.
Last month we sent the call out for Arizona residents to share their personal favorite or most memorable AZ Arts experiences of 2017. Entries came in from all over the state. We’ve collected some of our favorites here.
Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America.
Join us at Palabras Bilingual Bookstore in downtown Phoenix, on First Friday, December 1, 2017, for a public reception featuring participants of a Spanish-language creative writing workshop series led by local writer Ofelia Montelongo and sponsored by the Arts Commission’s AZ ArtWorker initiative.