On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, the House Appropriations Committee approved its version of the fiscal year 2018 budget for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) at $145 million. (The NEA’s FY2017 budget was $150 million.) This completes the U.S. House committee consideration and advances the proposal to a possible action on the U.S. House floor in the coming weeks. Still to come is the U.S. Senate’s proposal expected after Labor Day. 

For additional information on how you can participate in this ongoing conversation about the extend to which the arts should be supported with public investment, visit http://azarts.gov/about-us/why-it-matters/advocacy-resources/.

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Congratulations to Edgardo Aguilar of Desert View High School in Tucson, Arizona's 2019 Poetry Out Loud State Champion. Edgardo competed against nine other regional finalists on Saturday, March 16, at the 14th annual Arizona Poetry Out Loud state finals. He will now advance to the national competition in Washington, DC, where he'll compete against finalists from all 56 states and territories! Congratulations to Edgardo and all our state finalists, and thanks to our partners: Phonetic Spit, University of Arizona Poetry Center, and Will Codeiro; our emcee Tomás J. Stanton; our judges: Dr. Laura Tohe, Dr. Rosemarie Dombrowski, Cynthia Wheeler, and Joy Young; our hosts at Burton Barr Central Library; and all the teachers, coaches, and parents who helped and supported this young people along the way! ... See MoreSee Less

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Our staff is standing by to offer last minute assistance until 5:00 pm.

📷by Slaven Gujic, courtesy of Mesa Arts Center.
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