For Immediate Release
January 3, 2014
Contact: Steve Wilcox

Arizona Commission on the Arts awards $161,840 in Arts Learning Grants

Phoenix, AZ (January 3, 2014). On December 12, 2013, the Governor-appointed board of the Arizona Commission on the Arts awarded $30,220 to fourteen schools and community organizations in the second round of its annual Arts Learning Grants program. Combined with the first round of Arts Learning Grants awarded earlier this year, the Arts Commission has awarded a total of $161,840 to 66 schools and organizations for Fiscal Year 2014. 

Arts Learning Grants provide matching funds for quality projects that support lifelong learning in, through and/or about the arts. Projects may provide learning opportunities for participants of any age and may take place in a variety of settings and formats. Arts Learning Grants are awarded twice a year. These latest awards represent the second round or “Cycle B”.

Applications for Arts Learning Grants are reviewed through a rigorous process led by Governor-appointed Commissioners. Funding recommendations are made by panels comprised of volunteer experts and experienced practitioners from around the state. The panel met on November 8, 2013 at the Arizona Commission on the Arts offices.

Grants are funded by the State of Arizona and via funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts to the State of Arizona.

Arts Learning Grants (Cycle B) were awarded to the following organizations and schools:
Arizona School for the Arts
C.O. Greenfield Elementary School
Casa Grande Elementary School
City of Casa Grande
Coconino County Superintendent of Schools
Desert Canyon Elementary School
E Institute Metro
Gateway High School
Kino Junior High
Maryvale High School
Northern Arizona University
Queen Creek Unified School District
Rainbow Acres
Southwest Institute for Families and Children

About the Arizona Commission on the Arts

One of 56 state and jurisdictional arts agencies across the United States, the Arizona Commission on the Arts is an agency of the State of Arizona that supports a statewide arts network. The Arizona Commission on the Arts supports access to quality arts and arts education opportunities for all Arizona citizens; the development and retention of statewide jobs in the nonprofit arts, culture and education sectors; and increased economic impact in local communities through arts-based partnerships that develop tax and small business revenue.
For more information about the grants, services and programs of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, visit

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