May 2016
A monthly newsletter from the Arizona Commission on the Arts
Land Tracings
Land Tracings   
David Emitt Adams, Alex! Jimenez, P.Nosa, Lauren Strohacker and Kendra Sollars
June 3, 4, 17 & 18, 2016 
In June 2016, the Arts Commission will present 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.    
Land Tracings
The exhibition will open to the public on First Friday, June 3, 2016, and continue through June 18. Additional programming includes: 

Opening Reception
Friday, June 3, 6:00 - 10:00pm

AZ ArtWorker Artist Panel with Alex! Jimenez, Lauren Strohacker and Kendra Sollars
Saturday, June 4, 1:00 - 2:00pm

Annual Satisfaction Survey
Fiscal Year 2016 Satisfaction Survey 
Survey Closes July 1, 2016
The Arizona Commission on the Arts endeavors to continually improve the service and support it provides to Arizona's arts sector. To this end, the Arts Commission invites your candid appraisal of the agency and its work in this confidential survey. Information you provide will be used in the construction of annual reports to the Governor of Arizona and to the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as for internal performance measures. 
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NEA Grants
Photos courtesy Ballet Arizona, UofA Poetry Center, and Desert Botanical Gardens
NEA Awards $663,000 in Grants to 22 Arizona Arts Programs  
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded $82,357,050 in grants to fund 1,148 projects in the second major grant announcement of its 50th anniversary year. Arizona arts programs were awarded $663,000 in this round of grantmaking. 

Photos courtesy One Step Beyond, UofA Poetry Center, Heard Museum, Many Mouth One Stomach, and Literacy Connects
2016 Grantee Image Drive
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2016
The Arizona Commission on the Arts invites individuals and organizations that received grants in the past year to show Arizona what public funding for the arts can accomplish. By sharing photos of your grant at work you can help the Arts Commission tell the story of Arizona's arts sector and its statewide impact.
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Workshop in Sells with Shining Souls

Photo courtesy of Heard Museum
AZ ArtWorker Delivers Artist Training to Douglas, Tucson and Phoenix
It's been a busy month for AZ ArtWorker. The artist-to-artist professional development program launched last summer by the Arizona Commission on the Arts with funding from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation brought unique and culturally-relevant learning opportunities to Douglas, Tucson and Phoenix in May. 

Blue Star Museums Offer Free Admission to Active-Duty Military
A collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America, the Blue Star Museums program offers free admission to the nation's active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Master-Apprentice Grants
Photo courtesy Southwest Folklife Alliance
Margarita Cabrera
Photo courtesy Margarita Cabrera
Southwest Folklife Alliance's Master-Apprentice Award
Deadline: June 1, 2016
The Master-Apprentice Grant Award is designed to strengthen the transmission of community-based traditions. The award supports a master artist or tradition bearer who has identified a qualified apprentice to engage in a relationship that includes intensive learning, one-on-one mentorship and hands-on experience in their traditional artistic practice. 

AZ ArtWorker: Cafesito con Margarita Cabrera
On June 11, 2016, AZ ArtWorker will return to Douglas for a meet and greet with Margarita Cabrera, a Mexican-American artist whose objects and activities address timely issues related to border relations, labor practices and immigration. Margarita will talk about her latest project "Space in Between", a collaboration with ASU Art Museum, Desert Botanical Gardens and various community organizations.

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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