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AZ ArtWorker: Douglas
AZ ArtWorker
First announced in August 2015, AZ ArtWorker aims to increase access to high-quality and culturally-relevant professional development opportunities by facilitating dialogue and knowledge-sharing between Arizona artists, their national and international artist peers, and residents of Arizona communities. 
Presented in partnerships with ASU Art Museum International Artist Residency Program and ASU Performance in the Borderlands, AZ ArtWorker will launch in Douglas on October 10-11, 2015.  Featured artists will include Douglas-based intermedia artist M. Jenea Sanchez, internationally-renowned visual artist Ana Teresa Fernández, and the interdisciplinary indigenous art collective Postcommodity.
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The Cultural Data Project (CDP) can help your organization view, analyze, and talk about your internal data in new and exciting ways. In October, CDP will be in Arizona presenting training sessions throughout the state. These sessions will set the groundwork for you to use data thoughtfully and effectively, always with the goal of strengthening your organization's ability to do what it does best: provide high-quality arts and cultural experiences.
Monday, October 26, 2015
10:00am - 11:30am AZ
Coconino Center for the Arts
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
10:00am - 11:30am AZ
Ballet Arizona
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
3:00pm - 4:30pm AZ
West Valley Arts Council Gallery
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
10:00am - 11:30am AZ
Mesa Arts Center
Thursday, October 29, 2015
10:00am - 11:30am AZ
Tucson Pima Arts Council
Register for Cultural Data Project workshops.  
2016 Arizona Poetry Out Loud: School Registration Now Open
Register your school for Poetry Out Loud
Registration is now open for 2016 Arizona Poetry Out Loud. Teachers who would like to participate register themselves for the program. 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. 
Professional Development Grants
Professional Development Grants
Application Deadline: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Professional Development Grants (PDG) are designed to assist Arizona artists, arts administrators and arts educators with funding support for participation in professional development and skills-building activities which contribute to significant professional growth. 
Barry's 50 Most Powerful
POAC Celebration
Arizona Arts Leaders Recognized among 2015's Most Influential
Each year, blogger Barry Hessenius publishes his list of the Top 50 Most Powerful and Influential Leaders in the Nonprofit Arts. This year's list features four Arizonans, including our very own Robert Booker.
Phoenix Arts & Culture Commission 30th Anniversary 
On Saturday, October 3, over 100 arts and culture organizations will assemble in Downtown Phoenix to celebrate 30 years of City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture. 
Arizona Poet Laureate
NEA 50th Anniversary
On September 29, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation that created the National Endowment for the Arts . In celebration of their 50th anniversary the NEA has created a new web section highlighting 50 years of nurturing the arts and making it accessible to all Americans. 
Arizona's Poet Laureate
With the recent publication of his 13th book, public appearances throughout the state, and a unique collaboration with AZ Opera, Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Álvaro Ríos has been making a lot of headlines lately. Check out our Poet Laureate page for the latest news and information.
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Americans for the Arts Advisory Councils Accepting Nominations
Nomination Deadline: September 30
Four Americans for the Arts Leadership Councils-the Arts Education Council, Emerging Leader Council, Private Sector Council, and Public Art Council-are currently seeking nominations for new council members.
NCAR Organizational Health Poll
The National Center for Arts Research wants to know "what are the critical questions to ask about  your organization's health?" 
Recognizing that there is no one-size-fits-all performance measure for such a diverse field, NCAR wants to hear from you. 
Project for Public Spaces
Washington Award
Heart of the Community grant program
The program provides direct grants and technical assistance to local community partners to bring new life to their public spaces. Projects should address clear needs in the local community and have the potential for catalytic impact. 
Call for Applications | 2015 S&R Washington Award
Awarding artists in all disciplines since 2001, the 2015 Washington Award application is now open. Intended for early and mid-career artists, award winners receive a cash prize of $5,000, to support their career development. 
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