October 28, 2021
Office of Arts and Culture Staff News
Ed Lebow, the Office of Arts and Culture's public art program director, is retiring from the City of Phoenix on Friday, October 29, 2021. He has led the department’s public art program for more than 16+ years and is a local, statewide, and national leader in the field.

Ed joined the staff in September 2005 as the public art program director. He holds a B.F.A. degree from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Ed has worked in various capacities over 25 years as a public art administrator, construction manager, journalist and arts writer/curator/lecturer. He was on the staff of the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture as a public art project manager (1989-1996) and has been employed as a journalist by the Daily Press (Virginia Beach) and the New Times (Phoenix).

Thank you, Ed, for your commitment to building a nationally recognized public art program and for serving the city in this capacity!
Phoenix Online Public Art Map
The Office of Arts and Culture's new online Public Art Map is now live and available for self-guided virtual tours.

Each point on the map contains a description highlighting key information about the artist and project. The works range from pedestrian bridges, underpasses, streetscapes, community water facilities and canal projects to monumental indoor and outdoor sculptures, and artist-designed terrazzo floors and installations at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. 

You can access the map on your mobile device or computer. Use the map to learn more about the public art program, or as a starting point to then go visit the sites in person.
IN FLUX 10 Call to Artists
The IN FLUX 10 Call to Artists is now open! Selected visual artists of all disciplines will be commissioned to create temporary public artworks in a wide variety of locations throughout the Valley. Professional artists and artist teams with less than 2 years of experience in public art are eligible to apply.

IN FLUX Cycle 10 is a partnership between Avondale Public Art, Chandler Arts Commission, City of Glendale Public Art Program, City of Peoria Arts & Culture, Scottsdale Public Art, City of Tempe Public Art and Artlink Inc. The deadline to submit is November 15, 2021.
Paul Coze Mural Relocated at Sky Harbor
Paul Coze's “The Phoenix," a triptych 75 feet wide and 16 feet high, that was housed at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Terminal 2 from 1962-2020 is once again ready to be visited and seen at the airport's Rental Car Center.

The mural represents Phoenix's past, present and future. Besides paint media, 52 different materials, including glass and ceramic mosaic tiles, soil and sand from around the state, plastics, aluminum and gemstones, are used in the mural construction. Whether you are flying in or out of Phoenix, stop by and check it out!
Arizona Artist Opportunity Grants
The Arizona Commission on the Arts is now accepting applications for Artist Opportunity Grants. Artists may request between $500 and $1,500 in funding support as they take advantage of specific, unique opportunities that have the potential to significantly impact their professional growth.

The first due date for Fiscal Year 2022 applications is November 4, 2022. Funded activities must take place between September 15, 2021 and June 20, 2022.
ArtsForward Presenting and Touring Grants
The Association of Performing Arts Professional (APAP) ArtsForward program will support the presenting and touring field’s safe and equitable reopening and recovery as presenters, artists and audiences reconnect, tours resume, and venues reopen.

More than $2 million will be given through direct grants of $35,000 or $50,000 to U.S.-based APAP presenter members working in partnership with individual artists/companies, to support the performing arts field’s transition toward reopening its venues and resuming live programming.

Program guidelines are now available. The deadline to apply is Monday, November 15, 2021.
Music Education Partnership Grants
Chorus America invites nonprofit organizations and schools to apply to the Music Education Partnership Grants program which, through a new funding partnership, will support collaborations between community organizations and elementary, middle, or junior high schools during the 2022-23 school year.

The program will fund projects designed to increase access to choral music education and promote non-arts learning and cultural literacy, all while upholding the principles of access, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

In the program’s inaugural year, Chorus America will provide $900,000+ to grant partners across four geographic regions, including the Southwest. The application portal will open on November 15, 2021 and applications are due on Friday, January 28, 2022.