April 2017
A monthly newsletter from the Arizona Commission on the Arts
Top FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES 
AZ ArtWorker: Entrepreneurial Workshop for Indigenous Artists 
Featuring Linda Essig, Jacob Meders, and First Peoples Fund
April 22, 2017 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm | Heard Museum  
Native American artists are invited to join us for a daylong professional development workshop led by Linda Essig, Jake Meders, and First Peoples Fund. You will learn how to develop your entrepreneurial thinking skills, marketing basics, budgeting, and receive a free copy of the Arizona Arts Entrepreneur Toolkit.

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Professional Development Grants   
Deadline: 11:59pm Thursday, May 4, 2017
Professional Development Grants provide funding support for participation in artistic development and skills building activities or opportunities that contribute to professional growth and career development.

The application period for Cycle A is for activities with a start date between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

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Create Change AZ
Create/Change: AZ - AARP Workshops
May 23, 2017 | Tempe, AZ
AARP members are invited to a series of free arts workshops for caregivers and older adults interested in learning/growing through the arts. Through these fun, hands-on arts experiences, participants will learn more about using creative engagement to enrich the lives of adults across the aging spectrum.

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Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process: One-Day Intensive
Sunday, May 21, 2017 | Tempe, AZ
This introductory workshop explores the values that support useful critique and offers hands-on experience in the four steps and three roles of Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process. Registration discount available to Create/Change: AZ registrants.

Master-Apprentice Award Program | Southwest Folklife Alliance
Deadline: May 1, 2017
This year Southwest Folklife Alliance (SFA) will make 8 awards to pairs of Arizona-based artists/tradition bearers: at $2,500 for the Master along with $500 to an emerging artist/tradition bearer engaged in learning and transmission of traditional knowledge. The pair should anticipate working together for one year.

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ARIZONA ARTS OPPORTUNITIES
International Online Painting Contest  
Sedona Art Prize  
Location: Sedona, AZ
Deadline: April 30, 2017 
Competition and exhibition open to painters world wide over 18 years of age for the purpose of promoting artists and their work while helping the Sedona Arts Center support ongoing projects. In addition to monthly and year-end cash prizes, the Grand Prize winner will also be offered the opportunity for a 2 week artist residency.
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ARTS OPPORTUNITIES
Summer 2017 Submissions  
The Matador Review  
Location: International
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Alternative art and literature magazine is seeking submissions for publication. Poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction, inviting all unpublished literature written in the English language (and translations that are accompanied by the original text) as well as many forms of visual art.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
FREE Webinar: Putting Your Skills to Work for Social Change  
Creative Capital  
Location: Online
Deadline: April 26, 2017
Led by artist and co-founder of the Center for Artistic Activism Steve Lambert and leadership consultant and C4AA Board Chair Patricia Jerido, this free webinar gives practical guidelines on how to be an effective and resilient creative agent for social change. The webinar leaders, who have over 25 years of combined experience training people to plan and implement actions, will show how artists can best lend their expertise and perspectives to campaigns and movements that create real change in the world.
GRANTS & FUNDING
Visual Arts Grants  
Robert Lehman Foundation  
Location: New York, NY 
Deadline: September 1, 2017
Grants are made on an individual basis to museums, arts organizations, educational institutions and other cultural organizations with the goal of enhancing the role of the visual arts within American and world culture. Within these broad parameters, the Foundation is open to a wide range of projects from art education programs, museum exhibitions and outreach to art history lectureships and scholarly publications.
ARTS JOBS
Technical Production Supervisor  
Yuma Art Center  
Location: Yuma, AZ
Deadline: April 17, 2017
Under general supervision, plans, coordinates, and supervises a variety of technical and operational theater production activities for the Yuma Art Center, and related facilities, assets and infrastructure.
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ARTIST PROGRAMS  
Gabriela Muñoz 
Artist Programs Manager
gmunoz@azarts.gov 
This monthly online newsletter from the Arizona Commission on the Arts provides Arizona artists with relevant local, national and international opportunities, including announcements of agency programs and services, upcoming artist grant opportunities and application deadlines, and much more.

Job and Arts Opportunities listings on the website are maintained by Arts Commission staff and are not comprehensive. Questions regarding a listed opportunity should be directed to the corresponding contact person identified in the posting. 

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