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Artist Programs Manager | Arizona Commission on the Arts

The Arizona Commission on the Arts provides a wealth of programs supporting the work of individual artists practicing in diverse creative disciplines across Arizona. The Artist Programs Manager provides thought leadership, conceptual and managerial oversight related to these programs.

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts Internship Program provides emerging leaders in the arts with the opportunity to investigate and participate in the operations of a state arts agency. Through a combination of learning experiences, work projects, and group collaborations, interns develop essential skills, acquire valuable experience, and prepare to become the next generation of arts, nonprofit, and cultural leaders.

Application Deadline: Friday, August 30, 2019 at 5:00pm.

The Arts Commission engages volunteer panelists to review applications, make funding recommendations, and advise the Arts Commission on grantmaking policies. Panels are comprised of community members from cities and towns across Arizona, as well as artists, arts professionals, educators, business owners, and others actively involved in the nonprofit and public service sectors. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer panelist, or if you wish to nominate other individuals who would make valuable contributions to review panel processes, complete the following form.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

In recognition of its legal and moral obligations, the Arizona Commission on the Arts commits itself to a policy of nondiscrimination. This document outlines that policy.


Tucson musician Sara Fraker recently released Botanica, an album featuring six pieces "interrelated, in varying degrees, by threads of common themes and origins: spiritual ecology, poetic text, and resistance to injustice." In 2017, Fraker received a Research & Development Grant to commission, perform, and record the album's centerpiece, "Braiding" by Asha Srinivasan. The ten-minute piece for oboe, electronics and natural sounds, was inspired by Robin Wall Kimmerer’s book, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants. ... See MoreSee Less

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