NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) Grants

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The NFA Artist/Ensemble grant program is for U.S. and Puerto Rico-based Latino artists, in all disciplines, working individually or as part of a Latino ensemble, arts collective, or community-based arts group. 

Design a Logo for Casa Grande’s Inaugural “CG Mosaic Festival”

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The AZ Creative Communities team from Casa Grande invites submissions for a logo design, which will be used to promote the “CG Mosaic Festival.” The “CG Mosaic Festival” will reflect the vision of the Casa Grande Creative Communities Team to bring creative and interactive art experiences to the community of Casa Grande. 

NEA National Heritage Fellowships: Nominations Now Open

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To honor and preserve our nation’s diverse cultural heritage, the National Endowment for the Arts annually awards up to nine NEA National Heritage Fellowships to master folk and traditional artists. These fellowships recognize artistic excellence, lifetime achievement, and contributions to our nation’s traditional arts heritage.

Save the Date: 2018 Joint Arts Education Conference

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Arizona Department of Education are pleased to announce the 2018 Joint Arts Education Conference! Taking place at El Conquistador Tucson on November 13, 2018, the conference will bring together Arizona’s arts educators, teaching artists, and arts administrators for a full day of professional development. Additional details and registration information coming soon!

AZ Creative Communities: Barrio Stories In Barrio Anita

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Over the course of a weekend in April 2018, Barrio Stories offered residents of Tucson’s historic Barrio Anita neighborhood an opportunity to gather, celebrate, and learn about their community through an immersive experience featuring large scale video projections, live music, shadow theatre, performed poetry, historical reenactment, heritage foods, and audio tours.

Arizona Museums Offer Free Admission to Military this Summer

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This summer, museums in Arizona will open their doors to military and their families as part of the ninth annual Blue Star Museums program, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums nationwide to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Introducing Our 2018 AZ Creative Aging Teaching Artists

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts is proud to announce the graduates of our second AZ Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute. These 11 artists, who come from cities and towns across the state and specialize in a variety of artistic disciplines, join the inaugural cohort of Teaching Artist Institute graduates, applying their skills and knowledge to work with older adult populations.

New Report Describes Positive Impact of Arts Integration in Arizona Schools

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Through Arts Partnerships Programs: 2016 and 2017 School Years Cross-Case Evaluation” reports on two arts integration programs implemented over a two year period in three Arizona schools with funding support from the Arts Commission’s Strengthening Schools Through Arts Partnerships (SSTAP) grant program.

State Budget Includes $2 Million for Arts in Arizona

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“Our sincere thanks to Governor Ducey, his staff, and Arizona’s state legislators for their foresight and leadership in supporting arts and culture. We are honored to work in partnership with our elected leaders, as they know what we know: investments in arts and culture directly benefit Arizonans in myriad positive ways.”