AUGUST 2017
A monthly newsletter from the Arizona Commission on the Arts
AZArts Opportunities is on hiatus for the summer, but we have a few opportunities and upcoming deadlines we want to make sure you know about.

Next month, we'll be back with a full AZArts Opportunities newsletter, but in the meantime, you can still review a wide-range of current opportunities on the Arts Opportunities and Job Opportunities pages of our website. 
Top FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES 
Artist research _ Development Grants
Artist Research & Development Grant 
Application Deadline: 11:59 pm Thursday, August 24, 2017
Artist Research and Development Grants are awarded to practicing artists who demonstrate strong, original work that impacts both their own artistic practice and the broader
community, as defined by the artist.   Grants of up-to $5,000 will be awarded to 10 - 15 Arizona artists.

Online Resources
To help applicants prepare their application materials, the Arts Commission presented online and in-person information sessions throughout the summer. A recording of the online information session and the presentation slides for the in-person workshops are available for review below:
Online Information Session: Fiscal Year 2018 Artist Research & Development Grant
Online Information Session: Fiscal Year 2018 Artist Research & Development Grant

Grant Writing workshop presentaiton slides
Grant Writing workshop presentaiton slides
Creative Aging
Photos courtesy The Drawing Studio; Saphos Dance Theatre; and the Musical Instrument Museum
Call for Teaching Artists: AZ Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute
Application Deadline: 11:59 pm Thursday, September 14, 2017
The Arizona Commission on the Arts is seeking up to 10 professional teaching artists who have a serious, committed interest in working with older adults in community and care settings. These teaching artists will form the participant cohort for the seven-month AZ Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute.

The Teaching Artist Institute is a comprehensive training program that will introduce teaching artists to the variety of settings, programs, and partners that make up the creative aging field, and provide skills-building activities for participants to attain the specialized knowledge needed to work successfully with older adults. 

Signal Boost Sweepstakes
Take our annual survey and give your favorite Arizona artist a boost!
It's that time again! Each year the Arizona Commission on the Arts invites Arizonans to let us know how we're doing in our efforts to serve Arizona's communities. This year, we've added an additional incentive to participate in the survey: the AZArts Signal Boost Sweepstakes!

After taking the survey, you'll have an opportunity to enter the Signal Boost Sweepstakes* for a chance to win a "Signal Boost" for your favorite Arizona artist or nonprofit arts organization!

Professional Development Grants
Arts learning collaboration grants
Professional Development Grants
CYCLE B Application Deadline:
11:59pm Thursday, September 7, 2017
For activities between November 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.
Professional Development Grants (PDG) are designed to assist Arizona artists, arts administrators and arts educators with funding support for participation in professional development and skills-building activities which contribute to significant professional growth. 

Arts Learning Collaboration Grants
CYCLE B Application Deadline: 
11:59pm Thursday, September 7, 2017
For activities between November 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants enhance the work of school-based arts teaching and learning programs through collaborative projects taking place in-school (during regular school hours), after-school, or during summer/inter-session and in-services.

VIEW MORE ARTS OPPORTUNITIES
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SHARE AN ARTS OPPORTUNITY 
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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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