Young People Take Center Stage at JAEC 2018
Biennial Arts Education Conference convened in Tucson on November 13
On November 13, the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Arizona Department of Education co-presented the fifth biennial Joint Arts Education Conference (JAEC) , a day of professional development for teaching artists, arts educators, school administrators, and others working with young people in the arts. This year, in keeping with the conference's theme of Creative Youth Development, the organizers handed the planning over to experts in engaging young people.

Composed entirely of young people, ages 15-18, the JAEC Youth Advisory Board guided a collaborative effort to plan the conference agenda, design break-out sessions, and deliver opportunities for attendees to explore the potential of student-centered learning and develop culturally responsive curriculum.
AZArts Best of 2018 (as decided by you!)
Share yours by Friday, December 21
Our next newsletter will include a best of 2018 feature and we need your help to pull it together!

Click below to share your personal favorite or most memorable Arizona arts experience for 2018! Gotta a picture or video? You can share those too!
Photos (left to right): art by artist Brent Q, courtesy Arts for All, inc; Tucson International Mariachi Conference 2017, courtesy La Frontera; All Souls Proces-sion, Rick Meinecke, 2015; artists Leonor Aispuro and Oliverio Balcells, photo by Alonso Parra; Amanda Rambert at the 2017 Poetry Out Loud State Finals.
Yuma residents receive "Art Summons"
From Yuma Sun
Flying hogan floats artist to fellowship
From Navajo Times
What it takes to bring 'The Music Man' to a Tucson stage
From Arizona Daily Star
Sign-up for Arts Org Opportunities
New monthly newsletter will highlight opportunities for arts organizations
In January 2019 the Arts Commission will debut a new monthly newsletter. Alongside the agency's established Arts Learning, Arts Opportunities, and Arts News newsletters, the Arts Commission will publish a monthly curated list of opportunities and resources specifically for nonprofit arts organizations.

Monthly features will include grants, professional development opportunities for arts administrators, and tips, tricks, and techniques for getting the most out of DataArts Cultural Data Profile!
CFSA Endowment for the Arts Grant 2018-2019: Rural Arts Organizations
Apply by January 16, 2019
The Endowment for the Arts Fund provides unrestricted operating grants to assist arts groups develop into organizations that:
  • possess a mission/vision that promotes high quality artistic expression;
  • have an active and engaged Board of Directors; and
  • recruit volunteers and staff members that have a strong relationship with the community.
NEH Regional Application-Writing Workshop
January 17-18, 2019 | Tucson
The University of Arizona is hosting a free National Endowment for the Humanities Regional Application-Writing Workshop on January 17-18, 2019. The workshop includes presentations on NEH programs, specific writing strategies for competitive applications, Q&A sessions, and optional one-on-one proposal review sessions with participants. There is no charge for the workshop.
Call for Applications: Aroha Fellowship for Museums & Creative Aging
Apply by December 14, 2018
Last month the American Alliance of Museums launched the search for their first senior fellow. With the generous support of Aroha Philanthropies, this individual will spend two years advancing the work of museums with respect to creative aging. This is the Alliance’s first senior fellowship, and as such it is structured to accommodate applicants at various stages in their careers.
2019 MAP Fund Grant
Apply by February 15, 2019
MAP awards $1 million annually to up to 40 projects in the range of $10,000 – $45,000 per grant. MAP supports original live performance projects that embody a spirit of deep inquiry, particularly works created by artists who question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy across the United States.
Lead Guitar Lovell Fellowship for Teaching Artists
Apply by January 15 2019
Lead Guitar and The David and Lura Lovell Foundation announce a new Fellowship to support teaching artists in creating, refining, and implementing an original in-school arts learning project.
We Are Arizona! 4th Grade Collaborative Visual Arts Competition
Apply by December 14, 2018
The “We Are Arizona!” 4th Grade Collaborative Student Artwork Competition is a visual arts integration contest for 4th grade students from around the State of Arizona!
December 4: Quarterly Commission Board Meeting
December 25: State Holiday (Office Closed)
January 1: State Holiday (Office Closed)

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