Barrio Anita is one or nine communities represented in the inaugural cohort of the AZ Creative Communities Institute (AZCCI). A program of Arizona Commission on the Arts and ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, with guidance from Southwest Folklife Alliance, AZCCI offers small teams, made up of diverse members of Arizona communities, a unique opportunity to explore the many ways creativity can be put to work for positive community impact.

About Barrio Anita

Barrio Anita as described by Julián Barceló

Team Members

Steve Arnquist, Senior Council Aide, Ward 1, City of Tucson
Julián Barceló, Teacher, Davis Elementary School
Marc Pinate, Producing Artistic Director, Borderlands Theater
Tanya Moreno

Artist Collaborator(s)

Adam Cooper-Teran
Heather Gray


Archival research, community meetings and collection of oral histories will culminate in a two night event featuring large projections of oral histories, shadow theatre, heritage food demonstrations, mariachi performances, spoken word poetry, and interactive activities.

Additional Information and Project Updates

Barrio Stories in Barrio Anita