A monthly newsletter from the Arizona Commission on the Arts
AZ Creative Aging Generations Lab
Call for Applications: AZ Creative Aging Generation(s) Lab  
Application Deadline: Monday, September 26, 2016, 11:59pm 
Generation(s) Lab is an incubator program for arts organizations with a serious and committed interest in better serving Arizona's older adults by strengthening existing programs and/or developing new initiatives. The Arizona Commission on the Arts is seeking up to 11 arts organizations throughout Maricopa County to participate in this new program of the AZ Creative Aging initiative, to take place November 2016 through May 2017.  

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ADA Webinars
Accessibility Webinars
In September 2016 the Arizona Commission on the Arts and VSA Arizona will present a pair of webinars on ADA compliance for nonprofit arts organizations. With sessions designed for both those who are just getting started and those who are ready to move beyond mere compliance, all nonprofit arts organizations are encouraged to participate. 

Both webinars are offered free of charge. Advance registration is required.
Access 101
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Planning for Access
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
AZ ArtWorker: Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process
Saturday, September 17, 2016 | Mesa Arts Center 
Join Macarthur "Genius Grant" recipient Liz Lerman for an introductory workshop on her Critical Response Process (CRP), a facilitated structure for giving and getting feedback on artistic works in progress. Grounded in principles of meaning, inquiry, and dialogue, it is designed to leave the maker eager and motivated to get back to work on the project under consideration. 

This workshop is presented in partnership with [nueBOX] and participants will have priority registration privileges for their  one-day CRP intensive in November.

Workshop size is limited to 30. Advance registration is required.
2016 Joint Arts Education Conference: Connect & Respond
Monday, October 24, 2016 | Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix AZ
Designed to bring together Arizona's arts education community for a full day of professional development, this year's Joint Arts Education Conference focuses on connecting and responding to the New Arizona Academic Standards in the Arts, the evolution of Arizona's youth demographics and the design, creation and sharing of tools and resources to develop cultural competency, systemic equity and increased access and participation across all artistic dimensions. 
Register by September 20, and save 20%! 

Early Rate - $95
Register with credit card.
Register with purchase order.
Student/Intern Rate - $75
Register at student intern rate. 
Poetry Out Loud Registration
2017 Poetry Out Loud: School Registration Now Open 
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 31, 2016
Registration is now open for 2017 Arizona Poetry Out Loud. Teachers who would like to participate register themselves for the program. Once registered, each participating teacher/school site receives a toolkit, which includes a program guide to help teach recitation and performance and a DVD and companion guide for learning recitation-free of charge.
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants
Deadline: Thursday, September 8, 2016 
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants enhance the work of community and social service organizations/ governmental entities through partnership projects with professional teaching artists and/or arts organizations. 

Arts Learning Collaboration Grants
Deadline: Thursday, September 8, 2016
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants enhance the work of arts educators, classroom teachers and school-based arts programs through collaborative projects taking place in-school (during regular school hours), after-school, or during summer/inter-session and in-services.

Professional Development Grants
Mayo Symposium Scholarship
Professional Development Grants
Deadline: Thursday, September 8, 2016 
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. 

Mayo Symposium Scholarship Grants
Deadline: Monday, September 19, 2016 
Up to 10 scholarship grants are available for artists and teaching artists to attend the upcoming Humanities in Medicine Symposium, November 4-5, 2016, at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona.

Chairman Jane Chu at Xico Inc
Final Reports Deadline
NEA Chairman Jane Chu Visits Arizona
In August, 2016, the Arizona Commission on the Arts was honored to host National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu and State and Regional Partnership Director Laura Scanlan. During a brief, two day tour, Chairman Chu visited several nonprofit arts organizations, spoke with local artists and participated in a town hall conversation at Mesa Arts Center.   

FY16 Final Reports 
Deadline: Monday, September 12, 2016
The deadline for recipients of Arizona Commission on the Arts Fiscal Year 2016 Arts Learning, Festival, or Community Investment Grants to submit their final reports is Monday, September 12, 2016. Final reports are available through the GO (Grants Online) system. 

La Frontera
Arts Foundation for Tucson
Arizona Arts Organizations Celebrate Additional Funding for the Arts
Over the past few weeks, Arizona nonprofit arts organizations have been letting Arizona know how they feel about this year's additional investment in the arts, sharing photos and animated gifs on social media with the hashtag #azartsyay. Below, we've compiled some of our favorites.  

Tucson Pima Arts Council is Now Arts Foundation for Tucson & Southern AZ
This month, Tucson Pima Arts Council announced it had changed its name to The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona. This name change is accompanied by a change of location and a new website.

Photo courtesy
Photo by Amanda Kate Marquez_ courtesy SAACA
The Lumies: Noche de las Artes
Friday, September 16, 2016 
This year, the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona is excited to present the Lumies in an entirely new light: Noche de las Artes is a night to join people from throughout Southern Arizona to collectively acknowledge the arts and their impact in the region's culture and heritage.  

SAACA announces inaugural issue of Undercover Arts Magazine
In October 2016 the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance will publish the inaugural 74 page issue of UNDERCOVER ARTS. The magazine style publication will serve as the most comprehensive resource for the arts and creativity in Southern Arizona. 

Intercultural Learning Institute
Photo courtesy NALAC
Overtime Pay Regulations _ Nonprofits
Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI)
Deadline: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 
NALAC's Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI) is a year-long rigorous personal and leadership development program for artists, culture bearers and other arts professionals. They are now accepting applications for the first ILI cohort which will begin in 2017. 

Overtime Rule Webinar
Tuesday, September 13, 2016; 9:00 am
The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits will host a webinar to help Arizona nonprofits understand the new U.S. Labor Department overtime regulations which will go into effect on December 1, 2016. This webinar was previously presented in July.

Creative Catalysts Workshop
General Operating Support Grants
Creative Catalysts Workshop: Partnering & Collaborating with an Arts Organization 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 
Creative Catalysts brings you the third workshop for makers trying to make it. September's workshop will focus on how to talk with an arts organization - partnering, collaborating, and building a relationship, taught by Tomas Stanton of Phonetic Spit. 

Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona GOS Grants
Deadline: Monday, September 19, 2016
The GOS grant is designed to support non-profit arts and cultural organizations that reside and operate within the City of Tucson and Southern Arizona.  GOS grants help to sustain and grow the cultural vitality of our non-profit arts and cultural sector by supporting the presentation, aesthetic advancement, and engagement with art and culture in our region.

Sept 5 Labor Day (Office Closed)
Sept 8 - Application Deadline: 
Professional Development Grant
Arts Learning Collaboration Grant
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grant 
Sept 12 - FY16 Final Report Deadline
Community Investment Grants
Festival Grants
Arts Learning Grants 
Sept 19 - Application Deadline:
Mayo Symposium Scholaship Grant
Click here to view the calendar of events
This monthly online newsletter from the Arizona Commission on the Arts contains updates on agency programs and services, upcoming grant opportunities and application deadlines, news about Arizona's arts sector, 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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