Alberto Álvaro Ríos Named 2018 Shelley Award Honoree

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“Alberto Ríos’ contributions to Arizona’s arts and cultural landscape, legacy and diversity are deep and important. His impact is particularly compelling when you see how he has created an understanding and appreciation for poetry throughout the state and how he integrates discussions of literature into the conversation.”

Community Conversations: Arts Education in Arizona Schools

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts is partnering with Arizona the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to engage communities in conversations about arts education in Arizona schools during a statewide tour this Winter.

Fiscal Year 2019 Grants Information Session for Nonprofits

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To help potential applicants prepare successful applications, we are presenting online information sessions for both Community Investment Grants and Festival Grants. These online information sessions will walk potential applicants through the grant application guidelines, including eligibility requirements, funding restrictions, and application process.

Resources: Impact of New Federal Tax Laws on Nonprofits

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Earlier this month the National Council of Nonprofits hosted a special nationwide webinar, Now What: How the New Federal Tax Law Impacts Charitable Nonprofits, to share what operational changes nonprofits may need to make right away, what nonprofit leaders need to know about state and local policy changes, and other items that will affect nonprofits and the people they serve.

2018 Poetry Out Loud Regional Finals, Dates and Locations

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The 2018 Arizona  Poetry Out Loud Regional Finals will be held in Tucson, Flagstaff, and Phoenix in February 2018. At each event, the top students from each region’s participating schools will compete to represent the region at the State Finals in March. These events are free and open to the public,

Arizona Commission on the Arts Announces New Arts Learning Manager

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“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.”

Request for Applications | Rural Communities Facing Design Challenges

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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.

Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra at Coconino Center for the Arts

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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.