November 20, 2019
Call to Artists
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, in partnership with City of Phoenix Water Services Department, is seeking professional artists or artist teams to create new public art for a secure Water Services Well Site Facility. The opportunity will be located at the northwest corner of Cortez Park, at 35th Avenue and the Arizona Canal. One artist or artist team will be selected to work with the project design team to create artwork integrated into the site infrastructure. Opportunities for art could include but are not limited to, concrete walls, fencing, gates, lighting, and landscaping. Artists will be expected to research, engage with and present concepts alongside the project design team.

How to Apply: Interested professional artists should apply on Applications must include the submission of a current resume or CV; a brief (no more than 1,000 words) statement of intent; up to six (6) images, video or audio files of previously completed artwork demonstrating the artist’s ability to design, create, and install exemplary work; an annotated slide sheet; and contact information for three professional references. ​

Deadline: Friday, December 6, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (local Arizona time).
Art Link 20th Annual Juried Exhibition
Artlink Inc. is now accepting entries for the 20th Annual Juried Exhibition, featuring the works of professional artists residing in the state of Arizona. The opening reception will take place Thursday, January 16, 2020, and the exhibition will run through February 7, 2020, at Park Central. The submission deadline is Monday, November 25, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. local Arizona time.

A panel of esteemed members of the Phoenix arts community to be announced will review submitted artwork. Three winners of the 2020 Exhibition will receive cash awards:

  • First Place: $5,000
  • First Runner-up: $1,500
  • Second Runner-up: $750

Deadline: Monday, November 25, 2019, 5:00 p.m. (local Arizona time).
NEA Big Read Grant Opportunities Announced for Community Reading Programs
Nonprofit organizations interested in increasing community engagement, creating new partnerships, and celebrating great books should apply for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read program. The 2020-2021 guidelines for Big Read grants are now available. This NEA initiative, in partnership with Arts Midwest, supports community reading programs across the country, each designed around a single Big Read book.

The NEA Big Read annually supports approximately 75 dynamic community reading programs, each designed around a single NEA Big Read selection. Each community program that receives an NEA Big Read grant—which ranges between $5,000 and $15,000—is also provided with resources, outreach materials, and training on various aspects such as working with local partners, developing public relations strategies, and leading book discussions and Q&As. 

In total, 32 books will be available for NEA Big Read projects taking place between September 2020 and June 2021; the full list of titles is available in the guidelines, where potential applicants can also find full details on eligibility, how to apply, and application advice. The application deadline is Wednesday, January 29, 2020.
Pueblo Grande at 90
Celebrate Pueblo Grande Museum's 90th Anniversary, and connect prehistoric and modern stories of life in the southwest. Discover Phoenix's rich history and diverse community of visionaries. With your help, the story continues.

​​​​Explore this celebration at three locations including Pueblo Grande Museum, the Phoenix Airport Museum, and the Gallery @ City Hall. Each gallery will highlight historical themes and artifacts from pottery to archaeological tools. The galleries will open to the public on October 18, 2019 for all three locations.

2020-25 Consolidated Plan - Your Voice Matters!
The City of Phoenix needs your input!

The Consolidated Plan is created every five years and sets priorities for federal HUD funding. Over the next five years, the City will invest millions of federal dollars in low- to moderate-income communities across Phoenix. The funds will be used to address housing, homelessness, job creation and support to small businesses, affordable housing, and community development needs.

This survey will also help the City assess fair housing issues, to include barriers residents face in finding the right housing for their needs. 

Your voice will guide the investment of this money and help create a thriving and equitable Phoenix.

Upcoming Dates
  • November 25, 2019: Arts and Culture Commission Public Art Committee - 4:00 p.m. at City Hall
  • November 28-29, 2019: Phoenix City Offices will be Closed for the Thanksgiving Day Holiday
  • December 2, 2019: Arts and Culture Commission Advocacy Committee - 4:00 p.m. at City Hall
  • December 9, 2019: Latino Cultural Center Fundraising and Partnership - 2:00 p.m. at City Hall
  • December 10, 2019: Arts and Culture Commission Meeting - 4:00 p.m. at City Hall

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