October 23, 2019
Public Art 101 Workshop
Interested becoming a Public Artist? Curious about where to find opportunities, how to apply, how to get experience?

The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program is hosting a workshop for artists or artist teams who are interested in applying for public art opportunities. This Public Art 101 Workshop will cover all the basics of the public art process, from application through design and fabrication. Join us to learn more about the Public Art Program and get prepared for upcoming artist opportunities opening for application in late 2019 and early 2020.

There will be a presentation on the basics of the public art process, then project managers from the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture will be on hand to answer questions or review artists’ portfolios.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Park Central
3121 North 3rd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Cultural Data Project Workshops
The Arizona Commission on the Arts, in partnership with the Flinn Foundation and Virginia G. Piper Trust, are pleased to offer regional, in-person training workshops to enrich your understanding of the data you submit to SMU DataArts’ Cultural Data Project. Workshops were designed based on the responses you provided in recent surveys and will include opportunities to meet SMU DataArts staff and ask questions specific to your organization.

Additionally, the Flinn Foundation invite all workshop participants to join a lunch hour discussion alongside the workshop. A light lunch will be provided for those who RSVP. Your lunch RSVP is separate from your registration for the workshop(s), so be sure to do both.

Data at Work: Introduction to DataArts Analytic Tools 
This workshop will dive into how to use SMU DataArts’ free tools to help you better understand how to analyze trends in your data, benchmark against peer organizations, and gain insight into your work with key performance indicators. This session is ideal for those who have already completed at least one Cultural Data Profile Survey, although new users are also welcome.

November 7, 2019
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Lunch Discussion to Follow
Hosted by the Flinn Foundation

Speaking of Data
Attendees will take a deep dive into their own organization’s data and practice learning from and using that data as part of their work. This intensive session is ideal for decision-making staff and board members interested in learning how to read their SMU DataArts Analytic Reports and practice using them in conversations with various stakeholders and audiences. 

November 7, 2019
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Ballet Arizona
2835 Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034

These workshops are produced in partnership with the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, and Ballet Arizona.
Community Calls to Artists
POZ in PHX - World AIDS Day
Artists are invited to submit paintings, photographs, and/or sculptures that provide meaningful and interactive opportunity for people to learn, share, and commemorate about HIV/AIDS.
To commemorate World AIDS Day Burton Barr Library programming will celebrate the lives of people living with HIV in Phoenix, remember those who are no longer with us, and tell the history of the city's response to the HIV epidemic during the month of December. A diverse range of HIV-related art, storytelling, book selections, film presentations, performances, and education sessions will be presented thru January 7, 2020. Panels of the National AIDS Quilt will also be displayed.

Work will be juried from digital images; up to three images (one full and two details) per work may be submitted.

  • Artists do not have to be living with HIV to be eligible for a submission of work
  • Art submitted should provide a meaningful and interactive opportunity for people to learn, share, and commemorate about HIV/AIDS
  • Art submitted can celebrate milestones and/or achievements in the fight against HIV/AIDS
  • Art that decreases HIV/AIDS related stigma/discrimination

Deadline to apply: November 3, 2019

Herberger Theater Center Candid Exhibit
Arizona artists are invited to submit work for a 2-D exhibit featuring artwork created without a posed appearance - capturing a scene as it appears without offering any direction or manipulation.

Work is selected using a blind jurying process. Criteria to include: adequacy to the theme, originality, and quality of execution.

  • Open to artists residing in Arizona, 18 years and older
  • Do not submit work that has previously been exhibited in the Herberger Theater Gallery
  • Work must be available for exhibition and must be for sale. Once selected, no substitutions will be accepted.
  • Artwork will remain on display for duration of exhibit.

Deadline to apply: December 2, 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 Mayor's Arts Awards Winners
The Mayor’s Arts Awards, presented by the Phoenix Center for the Arts serve to identify outstanding leaders in eight areas: Dance Artist, Literary Artist, Music Artist, Theatre Artist, Visual Artist, Young Artist (age 12-17), Innovative Arts Organization, and DIY/Maker (new category!) Finalists are chosen based on the criteria of innovation, impact, and collaboration.

2019 Winners include:

  • Dance Artist: Susan Bendix
  • DIY/Maker: Tina Ferguson
  • Music Artist: Downtown Chamber Series
  • Theatre Artist: Bobb Cooper
  • Visual Artist: Maggie Keane
  • Innovative Organization: Girls Rock! Phoenix
  • Literary Artist: Joel Salcido
  • Young Artist: Ruchi Ukhade
Register Today!
Phoenix Community Alliance (PCA) invites you to attend the Creative City Symposium on Thursday, November 7, from 3:00-6:30 p.m. at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix.
Join PCA committee leaders and members and engage in a multi-faceted, cross-sector conversation about how we can activate, advocate, and build the creative city we want. Special appearance by City of Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. Hosted by PCA's Arts, Culture, and Public Life Committee.

Upcoming Dates
  • November 4, 2019: Latino Cultural Center Ad Hoc Committee Meeting - 2:00 p.m. at City Hall
  • November 4, 2019: Arts and Culture Commission Advocacy Committee - 4:00 p.m. at City Hall
  • November 12, 2019: Arts and Culture Commission Meeting - 4:00 p.m. at City Hall

Public meeting agendas are posted on the city's website at least 24 hours before the meeting.

The city's official bulletin board for posting notices is located on the ground floor at the west side of the Phoenix City Hall building, 200 W. Washington St., Phoenix, Arizona. The notices are viewable from the outside of the building (along Third Avenue), 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please be advised that only the City's official bulletin board may be relied on for official posting under Open Meeting Law.