JUNE 2016
A monthly newsletter from the Arizona Commission on the Arts
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Artist research and development grants
Photo credits (from left to right): Wendy Burk; Jonathan VanBallenberghe; Alex! Jimenez; Geneva Foster Gluck; Leah Roman. 
Artist Research and Development Grants
Application Deadline: 11:59pm, Thursday, August 25, 2016 
This week, the Arts Commission published guidelines for 2017 Artist Research and Development Grants (ARDG). Designed to support individual artists from all disciplines, ARDGs aid in the development of artistic work, support the advancement of artistic research and recognize the contributions individual artists make to Arizona's communities. 

Save the Date: Joint Arts Education Conference
Monday, October 24, 2016. Registration begins in August. 
Every two years, Arizona's teaching artists, educators, arts administrators and arts education advocates gather to explore key areas and trends in education and the significant role arts educators play in the academic, social and personal success of students. The 2016 Joint Arts Education Conference will be held on Monday, October 24, 2016. 
JAEC is presented by Arizona Commission on the Arts, Arizona Department of Education
and Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture.
Land Tracings
Land Tracings  
Arts Commission presents exhibition of grantee artists.
In June 2016, the Arts Commission presented an exhibition at Chartreuse, a contemporary art space on historic Grand Avenue in downtown Phoenix, featuring work by five members of the 2015 cohort of Artist Research and Development Grant recipients.

David Emitt Adams, Alex! Jimenez, P.Nosa, Lauren Strohacker and Kendra Sollars showed work at the exhibition, which ran through June 18th. Additional programming included an artist talk with Jimenez, Strohacker and Sollars, and durational patchmaking with P.Nosa.

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Overtime Pay Regulations and Nonprofit Arts Organizations
Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor issued final changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which update the minimum salary level a worker must earn in order to be classified as exempt from overtime pay. Resources are available to assist nonprofits in determining whether these changes apply to them. 

Senate Interior Subcommittee Approves Minor Funding Increase for NEA 
On June 14, 2016, the Senate subcommittee approved a minor $500,000 increase to about $148.4 million for Fiscal Year 2017. This proposed funding is lower than the House subcommittee level just shy of $150 million. Final funding outcomes aren't anticipated until after the November elections.
City of Phoenix Call for Public Art
Pre-Submittal Meeting: July 6, 2016  
The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture's Public Art Program seeks artists for two exciting opportunities to enhance new public spaces at Sky Harbor Airport's Terminal Three, including sculptures for a new outdoor plaza and the creation of a major artwork for a large indoor wall. The projects are expected to be completed in 2020. A pre-submittal meeting will be held on July 6.

NEA Grants
NEA Grants
NEA Art Works Grants
Deadline: July 14, 2016 
To support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Matching grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000. A minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount is required. 

NEA Our Town Grants
Deadline: September 12, 2016 
Organizations may apply for creative placemaking projects that contribute to the livability of communities and place the arts at their core. Our Town offers support for projects in two areas: arts engagement, cultural planning, and design projects, and projects that build knowledge about creative placemaking.

Professional Development Grants
AZ Humanities: Storying Arizona
Deadline: September 1, 2016 
Storying Arizona is a one-time $10,000 grant opportunity to engage Arizonans in community-centered storytelling programs and create resources for local history and culture. Programs may include those which educate, interpret, and/or promote awareness of the architectural, cultural, and archaeological resources of Arizona using a community-centered approach. 

Professional Development Grant
Cycle B Deadline: September 8, 2016
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. Learning activities include participation in conferences, symposia or residencies.

June 24-25 -
AZ ArtWorker, Douglas 
June 30 - Quarterly Commission Meeting
July 4 - Office Closed for Independence Day
August 25 - Application Deadline: ARDG

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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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