Through the #GiveAZArts social media campaign, let's remind friends and neighbors who will engage in gift-giving as a part of their holiday traditions this year to think about ways they can support Arizona arts organizations, arts-based businesses, and the artists at the center of all of the work.

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3 Ways to Participate in the #GiveAZArts campaign

  • Everyone: Download our Holiday Gift Guide slides and post them to your own social media accounts. Don't forget the hashtag!
  • Artists: Use the #GiveAZArts hashtag when promoting your own work or services on social media.
  • Arts Organizations: Use the #GiveAZArts hashtag in social media posts about your upcoming events, workshops, gift shops, or fundraising campaigns.
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Announcing the 2020-21 AZ Youth Arts Council Cohort

Young creatives from across the state are advising the State of Arizona on grant programs and initiatives that directly affect young people. The Arizona Commission on the Arts recently announced the 15 young people selected to serve on the agency's AZ Youth Arts Council this year.

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In Their Own Words: Artists share the impact of the pandemic

COVID-19 has decimated the arts community. Artists, museums, galleries, and makers have seen their livelihoods dry up and, in some cases, they have lost everything. We'll hear from two artists in their own words about what the pandemic has done to them. Angelina Ramirez, founder of Flamenco Por La Vida, talks about her struggles with COVID-19.

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Here are 7 Indigenous Arizona creatives you should get to know

These Native American creatives celebrate their culture and tradition through work that includes fashion, painting, poetry, food and more.

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These 4 Arizona art organizations just won grants to help serve BIPOC communities

Arts for All, Museum of Indigenous People, Rising Youth Theatre and Xico Inc. will receive grants ranging from $30,000 to $74,000.

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Take gift-giving to the next level with wrapping paper by Tucson artists

Let's face it: 2020 has been a miserable year. What we need is a salve for our savaged souls. And there's no better salve than art. So, we turned to Tucson artists to help us create a gift for our readers: unique wrapping paper just in time for the gift-giving season.

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Unique stories: Podcast spotlights young Native composers

For 20 years now, a handful of people at the Grand Canyon have been treated to a professional string quartet playing pieces composed by Navajo and Hopi high school students.

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New Studies Link the Arts to Crucial Cognitive Skills

New research reveals that the arts may prime our neural circuitry for a broad range of activities, boosting crucial cognitive and social skills like spoken and written language, focus, self-control, and empathy. In a 2016 study, for example, T.

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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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Session 1 

Visual Arts Best Practices Exchange

(for teaching artists serving Elementary aged youth) 

Saturday, January 2, 2021

9:00 am-10:00 am MST


Session 2 

Visual Arts Best Practices Exchange

(for teaching artist serving High School aged youth) 

Saturday, January 9, 2021

9:00 am-10:00 am MST


Session 3 

Visual Arts Best Practices Exchange

(for teaching artist serving High School aged youth) 

Saturday, January 16, 2021

9:00 am-10:00 am MST


Session 4 

Performing Arts Best Practices Exchange 

(for teaching artists serving K-12 aged youth) 

Saturday, January 23, 2021

9:00 am-10:00 am MST


Traditional Artist & Culture Bearer Emergency Relief Fund

Southwest Folklife Alliance is committed to helping traditional artists and culture bearers in Arizona during the COVID-19 crisis. We have secured additional funds to provide relief to those with financial needs. SFA will make up to 20 awards during this award period. Awards of $500 will be distributed by Dec.

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Conference | Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing

While the Piper Center regularly offers creative writing classes and workshops through the Piper Writers Studio throughout the year, the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Virtual Writers Conference brings together over 300 writers from all backgrounds, genres, and levels of experience for three days of literary craft, culture, and community.

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Operations Manager

Roosevelt Row

Phoenix, AZ

The Operations Manager for Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation is a staff position that manages the delivery of programs and services for the organization, maintains the administrative structure of internal operations, and provides positive, productive engagement between the organization and the community.

Vice President of Public Engagement

Taliesin West

Scottsdale, AZ

he Vice President of Public Engagement, a key member of the leadership team, will provide strategic vision, guidance, budgeting, and oversight for a portfolio of public-facing functions at Taliesin and Taliesin West, including tours, special events, educational programs and lectures, community outreach, and dynamic arts content. 

Professor and Director of Choral Studies

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ

The NAU School of Music seeks an exceptional choral music educator/conductor to serve as a tenure-eligible Assistant/Associate/Full Professor with an additional appointment as Director of Choral Studies.

Public Art Assistant Manager

Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona

Tucson, AZ

The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona (Arts Foundation) seeks a full time Public Art Assistant Manager to effectively implement various aspects of the Arts Foundation’s Public Art Program in accordance with the Percent for Art Ordinances for the City of Tucson and Pima County.

Technical Director/Facilities Manager

Del E Webb Center for the Performing Arts

Wickenburg, AZ

The primary function of the Technical Director is to coordinate and manage all technical elements of stage production for performances and other events; arrange staffing, lighting, sound, staging, and other necessary items for performances; as well as overseeing inventories, repair and maintenance of theatre equipment. 



December 3, 2020

Quarterly Board Meeting

December 25, 2020

State holiday | Office Closed


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