Perspectives is an on ongoing series of interviews and check-ins with recipients of our Artist Research and Development Grant (ARDG). Today we speak with 2015 ARDG recipient Karen Falkenstrom of Tucson. To learn more about ARDGs and previous grant recipients click here.

Karen Falkenstrom is the founder and director of Odaiko Sonora in Tucson. To learn more about Falkenstrom and her work, click here.

For more information on Artist Research and Development Grants, including eligibility requirements and application guidelines, click here.


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Join us at the Arizona Poetry Out Loud Central Region Competition, this Saturday, February 24th at the Gary K Herberger Young Scholars Academy in Phoenix. Winning high school students will compete with Northern and Southern region finalists at the Arizona State Finals on March 3 at Arizona PBS. ... See MoreSee Less

2018 Poetry Out Loud Central Region Competition

February 24, 2018, 12:00pm - February 24, 2018, 4:00pm

Central Region Competition Saturday, February 24, 2108, 12:00 – 4:00pm Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy 4825 University Way North | Phoenix, AZ 85051

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