The Arts Commission is committed to providing arts opportunities for all Arizonans and recognizes that partnerships are critical to its efforts. Creating strategic collaborations that demonstrate the omnipresence of the arts and its diverse impact is central to the agency mission. To that end, the Arts Commission engages in myriad partnerships every year.

aan_partnersAlliance of Arizona Nonprofits

The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits is a unifying association formed in 2004 to advance the common interests of more than 20,000 nonprofits in the Grand Canyon State.

afta_partners Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America, supporting arts and culture through private and public resource development.

azca_partners Arizona Citizens/Action for the Arts

Arizona Citizens for the Arts and Arizona Action for the Arts are separate and legally distinct organizations with a common goal: Create an environment in which the arts can flourish in Arizona.

Arizona Action for the Arts lobbies on behalf of arts and culture issues statewide.

Arizona Citizens for the Arts, formerly Arizonans for Cultural Development, is the nonprofit charitable arm of Arizona Action for the Arts. Arizona Citizens for the Arts generates discussion and builds awareness of the importance and impact of the arts in achieving quality of life, educational excellence and economic health for all Arizonans and Arizona enterprises.

gia_partners Grantmakers in the Arts

Grantmakers in the Arts is a membership organization whose trade is discourse on ideas about arts philanthropy within a diverse community of grantmakers. Founded in 1985, members include private, community, corporate, and family foundations, as well as public sector grantmakers, regranting organizations whose primary purpose is arts grantmaking, and individual donors who give through eligible organizations.

nasaa_partnersNational Assembly of State Arts Agencies

The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) is the membership organization that unites, represents and serves the nation’s state and jurisdictional arts agencies. Each of the 56 states and jurisdictions has an agency which supports excellence in and access to the arts.

 National Endowment on the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Endowment is the nation’s largest annual funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.

westaf_partners Western States Arts Federation

WESTAF, the Western States Arts Federation, is a nonprofit arts service organization dedicated to the creative advancement and preservation of the arts. Based in Denver, Colorado, WESTAF strengthens the financial, organizational and policy infrastructure of the arts by providing innovative programs and services to artists and arts organizations in the West and nationwide.

WESTAF programs and support serve the following Western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.


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