MARCH 2016
A monthly newsletter from the Arizona Commission on the Arts
On Thursday, April 14, 2016, the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Prescott Meals on Wheels will present a workshop on creativity and aging with Gary Glazner, award winning poet and Founder/Director of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project.

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Arizona Poetry Out Loud State FinalsHunter Hazelton, a senior at Betty Fairfax High School in Laveen, Arizona, was named 2016 Arizona Poetry Out Loud state  Champion at the state finals competition held on March 11, 2016 at the downtown Phoenix studios of Arizona PBS. As State Champion, Hazelton will represent Arizona at the 11th annual Poetry Out Loud National Finals competition in Washington, DC, in May.

On April 15 at 9:00pm, Arizona PBS will broadcast a half-hour special featuring highlights from the state finals competition. The special will also be viewable on the Arizona PBS website.
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Arizona Gives Day
2016 Governor's Arts Awards
The annual Governor's Award Awards, presented by our friends at Arizona Citizens for the Arts in partnership with the Governor's office, were held on March 23. And the winners are...

Arizona Gives Day
Arizona Gives Day is a single statewide day of giving that has raised $4.5 million for Arizona nonprofits (including arts organizations) since 2013. Arizona Gives Day will take place on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 12:00am to 11:59pm.

2016 Viola Awards
Arizona Humanities News
2016 Viola Awards
The 8th annual Viola Awards gala, Flagstaff's "Oscars for the arts and sciences community," was held on March 5, 2016, and featured forty-nine nominees in eight categories. Over 650 people attended the event--a new record--stretching the capacity of the venue to its limits. 

Arizona Humanities Awards Project Grants
Arizona Humanities, a statewide nonprofit that supports public humanities programs across Arizona, awarded 11 Project Grants totaling $72,998 to local and regional cultural organizations, educational institutions and non-profits.

Pima County Youth Arts Awards
Understanding Arizona_s Arts Sector
Pima County Youth Arts Award
This award provides high school students working in a variety of artistic disciplines an opportunity to display their work as well as funds toward their college education at Pima Community College. Awards range from $1,000 to $2,000.

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Understanding Arizona's Arts Sector
On Friday, March 25, 2016, join Arizona Commission on the Arts Grants and Operations Coordinator Ben Watters as he breaks down common misconceptions through a data-driven analysis of Arizona's non-profit arts organizations. 

Jewel Gallery_ photo courtesy Coconino Center for the Arts
Upcoming Grant Opportunities
The first week of April the Arizona Commission on the Arts will publish guidelines for Fiscal Year 2017 Professional Development Grants and our completely redesigned Arts Learning Grant programs. Watch the grants page on our website for updates.
The Flagstaff Arts Council is seeking concepts for art exhibitions in the Jewel Gallery and Main Gallery of the Coconino Center for the Arts. Anyone with an exhibition idea can apply.

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