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A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE ARIZONA COMMISSION ON THE ARTS

What's in the Second COVID-19 Relief Package?

On Sunday, December 29, 2020, the president signed into law a second COVID-19 stimulus package. While we await specific guidance from the Federal agencies administering the various programs, here is a summary of provisions of particular interest to artists, arts workers, nonprofit organizations and small businesses.

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Highlights

  • Extension of unemployment benefits
  • Extension of employee retention tax credit
  • $284 billion for additional loans from the Paycheck Protection Program
  • Expanded eligibility for 501(c)3 organizations
  • Dedicated funding for minority-owned and other underserved small businesses and nonprofits, very small businesses or nonprofits with 10 or fewer employees, and organizations located in distressed areas.
  • Expanded loan forgiveness options
  • $15 billion for shuttered venues

At this time, information on how and when the provisions of this new legislation will be enacted is limited. We will work to provide updates and additional resources in a timely manner.

Peer-to-Peer Webinars for BIPOC Teaching Artists, Arts Educators

This winter, the Arizona Commission on the Arts will present 4 webinars for BIPOC teaching artists interested in exchanging best practices. Teaching artist Sharah Nieto will facilitate four sessions specific to different age groups and disciplines. This is a great opportunity to connect with peers in your area of expertise, ask questions, share ideas and build community.

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Please note: These sessions have been rescheduled since originally announced. Please note the new dates below.

Visual Arts Best Practices Exchange

(for teaching artists serving Elementary aged youth) 


Saturday, January 9, 2021

9:00 am-10:00 am MST

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Visual Arts Best Practices Exchange

(for teaching artist serving Middle School aged youth) 


Saturday, January 16, 2021

9:00 am-10:00 am MST

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Visual Arts Best Practices Exchange

(for teaching artist serving High School aged youth) 


Saturday, January 23, 2021

9:00 am-10:00 am MST

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Performing Arts Best Practices Exchange 

(for teaching artists serving K-12 aged youth) 


Saturday, January 30, 2021

9:00 am-10:00 am MST

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2021 Governor's Arts Awards Nominations Now Open

Arizona Citizens for the Arts, a statewide network of arts advocates, invite nominations for their annual Governor's Arts Awards. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, January 8, 2020. The 40th Anniversary Governor's Arts Awards will take place virtually on Friday, March 26, 2021. 

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AZ ARTISTS IN THE NEWS

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Tucson artist puts an emphasis on sustainability

Arizona Daily Star

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Hopi jewelry artist breathes new life Into "dying art"

Albuquerque Journal

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Arizona Artists Level Up During The Holidays As COVID-19 Cases Spike

KJZZ

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RESEARCH & RESOURCES

Five Things You Can Do Now to Get Ready to Apply for FY2022 NEA Grants

As the National Endowment for the Arts rolls out guidelines for its FY2022 grants, the federal agency offers five suggestions for actions potential applicants can take now to prepare for the application period.

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OPPORTUNITIES

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Grants for Arts Projects

National Endowment for the Arts

The application for the NEA's Grants for Arts Projects is now open. These grants support arts projects that use the arts to unite and heal in response to current events; celebrate our creativity and cultural heritage; invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values; and enrich humanity. Applicants may request cost share/matching grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. Designated local arts agencies eligible to subgrant may request from $10,000 to $150,000 for subgranting programs in the Local Arts Agencies discipline. A minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount is required.

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NEA Grants Webinar: The Programs, the Process, and How to Pitch

Arts U

January 13, 2020, at 1:00 PM (AZ)

Have a great project that you’re looking for funding to support? In this free webinar offered by the Arts U team at Americans for the Arts, a brief overview of National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) funding programs, including the application process and review criteria, will be followed by interactive small group sessions. Take advantage of this opportunity to pitch your idea and get specific guidance related to Arts Endowment grant programs from NEA staff. 

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JOBS

The jobs below are pulled from the Arizona Commission on the Arts jobs board. To review all jobs currently posted, visit https://azarts.gov/opportunities/jobs/

Program Manager

Phoenix Indian Center

Phoenix, AZ

https://azarts.gov/jobs/program-manager-phoenix-indian-center/

The Program Manager (PM) is responsible for oversight of the Youth Development Services. This includes development and diligent implementation of a plan leading to positive outcomes of all contractual deliverables and requirements in a professional and timely manner. 

Youth Education Coordinator/Marketing Assistant

Tubac Center of the Arts

Tubac, AZ

https://azarts.gov/jobs/youth-education-coordinator-marketing-assistant-tubac-center-of-the-arts/

Youth Education Coordinator is responsible for implementing board approved educational programming. Programs to be developed jointly with TCA Director & staff, include HI ART and youth Summer Arts Program. Assist with marketing and Gift Shop inventory projects. Assist in other areas of the Art Center as required.

Accounting Manager

Ballet Arizona

Phoenix, AZ

https://azarts.gov/jobs/accounting-manager-ballet-arizona/

The Staff Accountant serves to provide accounting and operational support to the Finance Department of Ballet Arizona (BAZ) and the School of Ballet Arizona.

Development Director

Natural History Institute

Prescott, AZ

https://azarts.gov/jobs/development-director-naural-history-institute/

The Natural History Institute (NHI) Development Director is responsible for organizing and launching a coherent set of development activities to build support for the Natural History Institute’s mission and programs.

DATES TO REMEMBER

January 18, 2020

State Holiday | Office Closed

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