A monthly newsletter from the Arizona Commission on the Arts
Register for CDP Workshop. In October 2015, representatives from CDP will present free workshops throughout the state. In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn how the CDP's reporting features can help you combine your organization's story and data to effectively communicate with stakeholders, highlight accomplishments for funders, and raise important issues with policymakers.

Monday, October 26, 2015
Register for the Flagstaff workshop.
Tuesday, October 2
7, 2015
Register for Phoenix workshop.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Register for Surprise workshop.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Register for Mesa workshop.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Register for Tucson workshop.
Registration Deadline: October 30, 2015
Poetry Out Loud invites the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word, and theater into the high school classrooms.  Participating teachers/school sites receive 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.
In November, AZ ArtWorker will bring Performing Our Stories: Theatre as a Tool of Community Organizing to Phoenix and Tucson. Join actress and playwright Anu Yadav for this intimate workshop. Participants will learn how personal story and theatre can be used to engage social issues, with techniques based on Theatre of the Oppressed. Participants are encouraged to bring existing work to develop and share.

Presented in partnership with
November 4, 6:00pm-9:00pm
W orkshop with Anu Yadav
(with opening talk by Marivel Danielson)
South Mountain Community College
Cost: $12
Register for Phoenix workshop.

Presented in partnership with ASU Performance in the Borderlands 

November 7, 11:00am-1:00pm 
Workshop with Anu Yadav
Movement Culture
Cost: $12
Register for Tucson workshop.
Next50 Photo Contest winner
Announcing the winner of the Next50 Photo Contest
After much deliberation, we are very please to announce the winner of the Next50 Photo Contest.  Congratulations to Russell McGuire of Scottsdale. You can see his photograph as well as a gallery of all of the entries at the link below:

Public Conversation in Douglas
AZ ArtWorker debuts in Douglas
On October 10-11, AZ ArtWorker was launched in Douglas, AZ. Scheduled to coincide with a pair of major arts events in Douglas--the border community's first bi-national art walk and the exhibition of indigenous art collective Postcommodity's bi-national land art installation Repellent Fence-- AZ ArtWorker programming included  an artist workshop  and  a public conversation featuring internationally renowned artist Ana Teresa Fern√°ndez alongside Arizona artists M. Jenea Sanchez, Gabriela Munoz, and Julio Cesar Morales . Special thanks to our partners ASU Performance in the Borderlands, ASU Art Museum's International Artist Residency Program, Artwalk on G, and the Mexican Consulate in Douglas.

Cultural Data Project
Cultural Data Project is now DataArts
The Cultural Data Project (CDP) announced this month that it will change its name to DataArts, effective January 2016. The new name signals the launch of a significantly upgraded version of its technology and Data Profile survey, a new national website, and enhanced services to advance data-informed management practices for the cultural sector. 

Arts commissioner appointments, reappointments announced 
We are pleased to announce that Governor Ducey has reappointed Mark Feldman, Patricia Kaufman, and Ruben Alvarez to new terms as Commissioners, and appointed Lisa Gray and Ben Baer to replace outgoing commissioners Victoria Boyce and Phyllis Bunch, who completed their terms on the 15-member governing commission this past summer.

Laura Tohe
Sen. Bob and Christi Worsley
Laura Tohe selected as Navajo Nation poet laureate
Laura Tohe, a poet and writer living in Mesa, has been chosen as the poet laureate for the Navajo Nation. As a published and acclaimed author and poet Tohe sees this new posting as an opportunity to expand the visibility of Native American authors and encourage the newest generation of students to write and explore their culture. 

Sen. Bob and Christi Worsley named Leaders of the Year
Senator Bob Worsley and Christi Worsley, were named the Arizona Capitol Times "Leaders of the Year in Public Policy: Arts & Humanities" at a ceremony held on September 30. We congratulate them on this much-deserved award and thank them for their service to Arizona's arts & culture sector. 

2015 Lumies Awards
Tsunami on the Square
2015 Lumies Arts & Business Awards Ceremony
The Lumies, Tucson Pima Arts Council's annual celebration of   individuals, organizations and businesses that make Southern Arizona a wellspring of creative vitality, were awarded last month. Honorees included Stories That Soar!, The Drawing Studio, Safos Dance Theatre, Catherine Nash and Jeff Yanc. Congratulations!

The return of Tsunami on the Square!
Tsunami on the Square Performing Arts and Culture Festival returns to Prescott on Saturday, October 24th. Stilt theater, fire dancing, circus acts, native dancers and live muisic are just some of the attractions at this year's festival. 

Arizona Citizens for the Arts
NEA 50th Anniversary
Special Elections 2015
Arizona Citizens for the Arts, a statewide organization providing advocacy support for the nonprofit arts and culture sector, is endorsing override and bond elections being conducted this fall throughout Arizona. Bond and override elections are scheduled for November 3 in 52 school districts statewide.

Arizonans share their stories of the impact of the arts
In celebration of their 50th Anniversary, the NEA is collecting stories from residents of all 50 states about the impact of the arts. A small handful of Arizona residents have shared their stories, and there's still time to share yours!

Young Playwrights for Change
PAVE Workshops
Artbox Instititue
Young Playwrights for Change
Childsplay is partnering with Rising Youth Theatre (RYT) to participate in Young Playwrights for Change, a nationwide playwriting competition sponsored by The American Alliance for Theatre and Education and Theatre for Young Audiences USA.

Venture Incubation and Professional Sustainability Workshops
Space in still available in four session workshop presented by PAVE Program in Arts Entrepreneurship. In addition to class time, each participant will have an opportunity for one-on-one mentoring.

ArtBox Institute
Application deadline: November 3, 2015
The ArtBox Institute (ABI) is a business training and professional development program for Northern Arizona creatives, arts administrators and artists of any medium, any age, at any stage of a career. 

Important Dates
Oct 26-29 Cultural Data Project Workshops
Oct 30 - Poetry Out Loud Registration Closes
Nov 4 - AZ ArtWorker Phoenix
Nov 7 - AZ ArtWorker Tucson
Nov 11 - Veteran's Day Office Closed
Nov 14 - Poetry Out Loud Workshop
Nov 26 - Thanksgiving Day Office Closed
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