November 2015
A monthly newsletter from the Arizona Commission on the Arts
AZ Creative Aging

Call for Teaching Artists: AZ Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute 
Application Deadline: Tuesday, December 1, 2015
The Arizona Commission on the Arts is seeking up to 10 professional teaching artists throughout Maricopa County who have a serious, committed interest in working with older adults in community and care settings for the inaugural, five-month AZ Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute.
The first component of the Arts Commission's three-year AZ Creative Aging Initiative, t he 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. Participants will receive training facilitated by master teaching artists, work with a mentor throughout the course of the Institute, and engage in applied learning through guided, on-site teaching opportunities.
Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, December 1, 2015.
Arts Integration
Arts Integration Report from the Center on School Turnaround
The Center on School Turnaround recently released a new publication that connects the dots between arts integration, students' personal competencies, and school turnaround.
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Arizona Department of Education
Young Audiences - Arts for Learning
2015-2016 Arizona Department of Education Student Artwork Competition
Entry Deadline: November 6, 2015
The Arizona Department of Education has released guidelines for the 5th Annual Student Artwork Competition. 
Entries will be accepted through November 6, 2015.
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Call for Conference Proposals: Young Audiences Arts for Learning
Deadline: December 1, 2015
Young Audiences Arts for Learning is now accepting workshop session proposals for the 2016 annual national arts-in-education conference, Growing up with the Arts, which will be held April 14-16, 2016 in Miami, Florida. 
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Governor_s Arts Awards
2016 Governor's Arts Awards Nominations
Deadline: December 11, 2015
Nominations for the 2016 Governor's Arts Awards are now open. 
Nominations are accepted in the categories of: Artist; Arts in Education Individual; Arts in Education Organization; Small Business; Large Business; Community; and Individual.
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NAMM Foundation Best Communities for Music Education Award
Deadline: January 30, 2016
The NAMM Foundation invites school districts and schools across the country to participate in its 17th annual Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) survey. This national award program recognizes commitment to music education and efforts to assure that comprehensive music education is part of the core curriculum for every child.
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USArtists International
A Blade of Grass Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art
LOI Deadline: November 20, 2015
This one-year fellowship for individual artists and collectives pairs project support of $20,000 with strategic support, assessment tools, video documentation, and other tailored resources for socially engaged artists working nationwide. 
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USArtists International Round II
Deadline: December 4, 2015
Committed to the presence of US based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theatre invited to perform at significant international festivals. Round II supports projects taking place between March 15, 2016 and March 14, 2017. 
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Alex Nelson
Director of Arts Learning

Anastasia Freyermuth
Poetry Out Loud Coordinator

Harper Piver
AZ Creative Aging Coordinator

417 West Roosevelt Street 
Phoenix AZ 85003-1326  
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