APRIL 2017
A monthly newsletter from the Arizona Commission on the Arts
AZ Creative Communities
AZ Creative Communities  
Deadline: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 
The AZ Creative Communities Institute (AZ CCI) offers small teams, made up of diverse members of your community, a unique opportunity to explore the many ways creativity can be put to work for positive community impact. AZ CCI teams will become members of an active learning network, with opportunities to learn from and with local and national experts, as well as peers from other Arizona cities/towns and neighborhoods. 

The Arizona Commission on the Arts and Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts (ASU HIDA), with guidance from Southwest Folklife Alliance, are seeking applications from teams representing Arizona cities/towns and neighborhoods to participate in the inaugural AZ Creative Communities Institute.

Click here to learn more
Grant review Panel
FY2018 Community Investment Grant Panel Review Dates  
May 16 - 25, 2017
Each year, the Arizona Commission on the Arts convenes volunteer panelists from across the state to review applications for Community Investment Grants. These meetings are open to the public and offer a prime opportunity for current and prospective applicants to observe the panel review process and learn more about the qualities of successful, competitive grant applications.
May 16, 2017
CIG, Level I, group A
May 17, 2017
CIG, Level I, group B
May 18, 2017
CIG, Level I, group C
May 19, 2017
CIG, Level II
May 23, 2017
CIG, Level III, group A
May 24, 2017
CIG, Level III, group B

May 25, 2017
CIG, Level IV - VI

Create Change Workshops
Create/Change: AZ | AARP Arts Workshops  
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | Tempe, AZ
AARP members are invited to a series of arts workshops for caregivers and older adults interested in learning/growing through the arts. Through these fun, hands-on arts experiences, participants will learn more about using creative engagement to enrich the lives of adults across the aging spectrum.

9:00am - 10:30am
Arts Workshop 1: 
Objects and Story
10:45am - 12:00pm
Arts Workshop 2:
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Arts Workshop 3:
Visual Art

Attendees may sign up for a single workshop, a combination of workshops, or the full schedule. For those attending both workshops 2 and 3, lunch will be provided.
These workshops are offered free of charge, but space is limited! 
Advance registration is required.
Liz Lerman CRP workshop
Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process: One-Day Intensive   
Sunday, May 21, 2017 | Tempe, AZ
This introductory workshop explores the values that support useful critique and offers hands-on experience in the four steps and three roles of Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process. Registration discount available to Create/Change: AZ registrants.
Watch the Poetry Out Loud National Finals
Poetry Out Loud on KAET
Poetry Out Loud National Finals
April 26-27, 2017 
Next week, 53 State and Jurisdictional champions, including Arizona's own Kellen Vu, will descend on Washington, D.C. to vie for the title of Poetry Out Loud National Champion and a $20,000 award. The National Endowment for the Arts invites POL fanatics across the country to host their own national finals viewing party.

2017 Poetry Out Loud State Finals on Arizona PBS
As if the Arizona Poetry Out Loud state finals weren't exciting enough, the 2017 finals were held in the downtown Phoenix studios of Arizona PBS. In April, Arizona PBS and Arizona Public Media will broadcast a half-hour special featuring highlights from the competition. You can now watch the state finals special online.

Arts and Economic Growth
NASAA Data Explorer
Latest Economic Data Tracks Arts and Cultural Jobs per State
This latest ACPSA data is from 2014 and reveals that the arts and cultural sector contributed $729.6 billion or 4.2 percent to the U.S. economy that year. Between 1998 and 2014, the contribution of arts and culture to the nation's gross domestic product grew by 35.1 percent.

NASAA Creative Work Force State Profiles
In cooperation with the NEA, the  National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) has produced the Creative Work Force State Profiles, a powerful online tool you can use to mine state-level ACPSA data on employment in the arts and culture sectors.

Arts Learning Collaboration Grants
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants
Arts Learning Collaboration Grant
CYCLE A Deadline: 11:59pm Thursday, May 4, 2017 
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants enhance the work of school-based arts teaching and learning programs through collaborative projects taking place in-school (during regular school hours), after-school, or during summer/inter-session and in-services.  

Eligible project activities must take place between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. 

Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants
CYCLE A Deadline: 11:59pm Thursday, May 4, 2017 
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants support partnerships that foster meaningful arts learning experiences in a variety of community settings for learners of any age. Community/social service organizations or governmental entities partnered with arts organizations or professional teaching artists are eligible to apply.

Eligible project activities must take place between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

Professional Development Grants
Data Arts
Professional Development Grants
Cycle A Deadline: 11:59pm Thursday, May 4, 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.

Eligible professional development activities must take place between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. 

Free DataArts Workshops in Tempe
May 3, 2017 | Tempe 
DataArts' (formerly Cultural Data Project/CDP) will visit Tempe on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, to present a free workshop geared toward assisting arts and culture organizations better understand and utilize data collection and reporting. For new or prospective DataArts users, the workshop will be preceded by a new user orientation session.

Art Works: Media Arts, Round II
Deadline: July 13, 2017 
The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to support activities that reflect the dynamic, diverse, and evolving nature of the media arts field. Applicants may apply in this Art Works category for media arts projects that support creation, exhibition, education, and distribution of historic and contemporary artworks in all genres and forms that use electronic media, film and technology.  

Internships at Arizona Commission on the Arts
The Arizona Commission on the Arts Internship Program provides emerging leaders in the arts with the opportunity to investigate and participate in the operations of a state arts agency. Through a combination of learning experiences, work projects and group collaborations, interns develop essential skills, acquire valuable experience, and prepare to become the next generation of cultural leaders.

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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