VOLUME 52 | ISSUE 2
A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE
ARIZONA COMMISSION ON THE ARTS
FEATURED NEWS
Fiscal Year 2020 Grants for Organizations and Festivals
Apply by March 14, 2019
The application period for Fiscal Year 2020 Community Investment Grants and Festival Grants is now open!
Community Investment Grants
Community Investment Grants (CIG) provide unrestricted general operating support to nonprofit arts organizations of all sizes, local arts agencies, and tribal cultural organizations whose primary mission is to produce, present, teach, or serve the arts.
Festival Grants
Festival Grants support organizations in their efforts to provide quality arts programming through festival activities and are awarded to assist with the costs of connecting artists (or their artistic work) with communities.
Online Information Sessions
Want to learn more about Community Investment Grants, eligibility requirements, and the application and review process? Watch a recording of one of our online information sessions below:
2019 Arizona Poetry Out Loud Regional Finals
Poetry Out Loud invites the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word, and theater into the English class. Through Poetry Out Loud, high school students can master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage.

This month, school-level POL champs will compete at one of three regional events. Three students from each region will then advance to the State Finals where they will compete to represent Arizona at the National Finals in Washington, DC!
NEA Awards $190,000 in Grants to Arizona Arts Organizations
On February 13, 2019, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced awards in three of the federal agency’s funding categories: Art Works, Challenge America, and Creative Writing Fellowships. Through these grants, the NEA supports local economies and preserves American heritage while embracing new forms of creative expression.

9 Arizona arts organizations were awarded a total amount of $190,000.
Banner photos courtesy of Borderlands Theater and Grand Canyon Chamber Music Festival
NEWS
Rusty Foley, Executive Director of Statewide Arts Advocacy Organization, announces June Retirement
Congratulations and much gratitude to a tireless advocate for the arts in Arizona. Our friends at  Arizona Citizens for the Arts announced this month that their Executive Director, Rusty Foley, will retire this summer.
Governor's Arts Awards Finalists Announced
Our friends at Arizona Citizens for the Arts also announced the nominees for the 38th Annual Governor's Arts Awards, including arts advocate and philanthropist Joanie Flatt, who has been named the 2019 Shelley Award Honoree. The winners will be announced March 7, 2019 at the Renaissance Phoenix, Downtown.
ARIZONA ARTISTS IN THE NEWS
Oracle artists uses old car parts, mining equipment into works of art
Oracle, AZ | Arizona Highways TV
Requiem For a Dream: An Artist and Migrant Trail Whisperer Erects Silent Monuments to Courage
Tucson, AZ | Tucson Weekly
From water to the skies: Harnessing natural elements to create art
Flagstaff, AZ | Flagstaff Live! Arizona Daily Sun
RESEARCH & RESOURCES
"What problem in our community is our museum most uniquely equipped to solve?"
New Faces | New Spaces, January 2019
Johanna Jones, Associate Director of Evaluation and Visitor Insights at Oakland Museum of California, offers a candid report on how the museum's vision for social impact evolved and some of the lessons they learned along the way.
OPPORTUNITIES
Lunar Dreams: Celebrating the Moon in Science and Popular Culture
Coconino Community College
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Deadline: March 1, 2019
We are seeking work that celebrates the Moon. Your submissions can have a scientific, cultural, or personal perspective on the Moon.The exhibit is open to all artists working in two or three-dimensional media.

A Call to Writers and Artists for the Spring 2019 Blue Guitar Magazine
Arizona Consortium of the Arts
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: March 3, 2019
The Blue Guitar magazine seeks literary submissions in all genres — fiction, poetry, plays, creative nonfiction and art submissions in all mediums for the Spring 2019 Edition.

Canal Convergence 2019 Request for Public Art Proposals
Scottsdale Public Art
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline: March 18, 2019
Scottsdale Public Art seeks proposals for outdoor, temporary public artworks to be featured in, around, and suspended above the Arizona Canal in Scottsdale, Arizona, during Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light.

2020 Peoria Art Grants Application Opening
City of Peoria
Location: Peoria, AZ
Deadline: April 2, 2019
The Peoria Arts Commission is pleased to announce the 2020 Arts Grant Program for non-profit Arts Organizations. The Peoria Arts Commission will be awarding individual awards of up to $5000.

Everything Beautiful Art Walk
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Ongoing
We are looking for artist of all mediums from crafts, designers, painters, photographers, etc. to come show on High Street. We will be having this show every month until July when we will break for the summer and return in October.
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