The calendar below features upcoming Arts Commission deadlines, events, information sessions and workshop opportunities. Times, dates and event details may be subject to change. For more information, please email [email protected].


School Registration Deadline, Arizona Poetry Out Loud 2016
Oct 30 @ 11:59 pm – 11:59 pm
Creative Aging Workshop
Nov 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Flagstaff Arts Council to learn more about Creative Aging, an exciting national movement to advance understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and healthy aging. Guest artist Elizabeth Johnson will provide an interactive exploration of the different approaches used across the continuum of care, and the brain/body research which shows that older adults who are engaged in the arts experience better overall health, enjoy a higher quality of life, and are more active in their communities.

Click here to learn more

Poetry Out Loud National Finals
Apr 24 – Apr 26 all-day

The 2017 Poetry Out Loud National Finals will be held April 25-26, 2017 at the Lisner Auditorium at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. The semifinals and finals will be webcast live. Click here to view details of the webcast or to host a viewing party.

Don’t forget to follow the action on Twitter @poetryoutloud and #POL17.

Artist Support Navigator Discussion: Artists Helping Artists
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Artist Support Navigator Discussion: Artists Helping Artists

As working artists, what ups and downs have you experienced with seeking out financial support during these uncertain times? Share and connect with others in this facilitated online conversation.

Facilitated by Jose Gonzalez

Artist Support Navigator Discussion: Zoom Cafecito
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Artist Support Navigator Discussion: Zoom Cafecito

“Learn From My Mistakes!” An interactive bilingual info session on what to do and what not to do when applying for pandemic unemployment assistance as a freelance artist and as a freelancer/part time employee.

Facilitated by Milta Ortiz

2023 Arizona Poetry Out Loud State Finals
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

On Saturday, March 11, nine exceptional young people will compete for the opportunity to represent the State of Arizona at the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, DC, and a shot at the grand prize: a $20,000 college scholarship.

Live Webcast

1:00 pm, Saturday, March 11, 2023

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