A monthly newsletter from the Arizona Commission on the Arts
Grants Information Sessions
Grant Info Sessions: FY18 CIG and Festival Grants 
Various Cities | January 2017 
In preparation for the Fiscal Year 2018 Community Investment Grant and Festival Grant application period, the Arts Commission is offering information sessions around the state during the month of January 2017. These sessions will be suitable for both new and returning applicants and will cover the application process, highlight changes to the guidelines and requirements for the upcoming grant cycle and allow time for questions from participants.

In addition to the in-person information sessions, online webinars will also be offered covering the same content.
Poetry Out Loud registration extended
Poetry Out Loud School Registration Period Extended
Extension Deadline: January 30, 2017
The school registration deadline for 2017 Poetry Out Loud has been extended! A national recitation contest created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud invites the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word and theater into the English class. Through Poetry Out Loud, students can master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage all while competing for scholarship prizes!

Once registered, each participating teacher/school site receives a toolkit, which includes a program guide to help teach recitation and performance and a DVD and companion guide for learning recitation-free of charge. 
Now Hiring_ Executive Assistant and Human Resources Generalist
Governor_s Arts Awards
Job Opening: Executive Assistant and Human Resources Generalist
Deadline: November 30, 2017 
The Arizona Commission on the Arts seeks a highly-motivated and industrious Executive Assistant and Human Resources Generalist (part-time, twenty-four hours per week) with four core areas of responsibility: administrative support, human resources, commission support, and other duties. 

Nominations Open for 2017 Governor's Arts Awards
Deadline: December 16, 2017
Our friends at Arizona Citizens for the Arts, a statewide arts advocacy organization, are now accepting nominations for 2017 Governor's Arts Awards. This year an eighth award category has been added: the Individual Philanthropy honors extraordinary philanthropic leadership.

Lisa Jayne
Jaime Dempsey
Poetry of Arts Commission Board Member Published
Three poems by Show Low playwright and Governor-appointed Arts Commissioner Lisa Jayne are included in the fall 2016 edition of Muddy River Poetry Review, an online, international anthology of previously unpublished work. Jayne was one of 30 new poets selected for inclusion.

Arts Commission Deputy Director Elected to Board of GIA
The Arts Commission's staff play vital roles in arts sector thought leadership at a national level. This month, Deputy Director Jaime Dempsey was elected to serve on the board of directors for Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA), a national association of public and private arts and culture funders.

Overtime Pay Regulations
Data Arts
New Overtime Pay Regulations Go into Effect December 1, 2016
Is your nonprofit arts organization prepared to comply with the new overtime pay regulations?  We have gathered information and resources from the Department of Labor, Council of Nonprofits, and Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits on our website.

Advancing Data-Driven Decision-Making: Online Resources
If you were unable to attend the DataArts workshops we hosted around the state in November, DataArts offers a range of free training and educational resources designed to help cultural professionals and grantmakers put data to work. 

Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts Post-Election Webinar
November 21, 2016 - 3:00pm
Americans for the Arts Government Affairs staff will provide a comprehensive analysis of federal, state, and local election results and discuss their impact on the future of the arts and arts education in the nation.

Local Arts Agency Information and Resources
Local arts agencies (LAAs) are community-based organizations that integrate the arts into the daily fabric of their communities and work to advance the arts locally. Americans for the Arts has assembled a variety of resources for LAAs.

Arts Learning Collaboration Grants
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants
Deadline: February 2, 2017 
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants enhance the work of arts educators, classroom teachers and school-based arts programs through collaborative projects taking place in-school (during regular school hours), after-school, or during summer/inter-session and in-services. 

Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants
Deadline: February 2, 2017
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants enhance the work of community and social service organizations/ governmental entities through partnership projects with professional teaching artists and/or arts organizations.

Professional Development Grants
Art Career and Sustainable Livelihood
Professional Development Grants
Deadline: February 2, 2017 
Professional Development Grants provide funding support for participation in artistic development and skills building activities or opportunities that contribute to professional growth and career development. 

Financial Planning Networking for Artists
Curator Engine is launching a conduit program to connect low-to-mid income creatives to the LISC-supported (free) financial services of A New Leaf's Financial Opportunity center. 

Artslink grantee
2015 ArtsLink grantee SuttonBeresCuller
USArtist grantee The Actor's Gang
ArtsLink Project Grants
Deadline: January 16, 2017 
ArtsLink Projects provides support to US artists, curators, presenters and arts organizations undertaking projects in any of the 37 eligible countries listed below. Applicants must be working with an artist or organization in that region and projects should be designed to benefit participants and audiences in both the US and the host country. 

USArtists International
Deadline: December 1, 2016
USArtists International supports performances by American artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. Committed to the presence of U.S. based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers invited to perform at significant international festivals. 

November 24 Thanksgiving Holiday (Office Closed)
November 29Joint ACA/AZCA Board Meeting
Click here to view the calendar of events
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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