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Zaskia Villa: 2015 Arizona Poetry Out Loud State Champion

On April 27, Nogales High School senior Zasia Villa will represent Arizona at the National Poetry Out Loud finals competition in Washington, D.C.

For Arizona’s 2015 Poetry Out Loud state champion Zaskia Villa, the road to the National Finals got off to a bumpy start:

“My first time competing was my freshman year, but I didn't do very well in the classroom competition because I had friends in the class that were making me laugh throughout my poem.”

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Deadline Extended: Strengthening Schools through Arts Partnership Grants

The deadline to submit Letters of Interest for application to the Strengthening Schools through Arts Partnerships grant program has been extended to May 8, 2015.

The Arizona Commission on the Arts, in partnership with the Arizona Department of Education, developed the Strengthening Schools through Arts Partnerships program to support substantive school/community partnerships that effect change in low performing schools by strengthening teaching and learning in arts education and/or arts integration.

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Beyond the Pitch: The Bridge Initiative

This past January, the Arizona Commission on the Arts invested $119,000 in 16 arts-focused ventures at regional fast-pitch events held in four Arizona cities. This month we’re checking in with some of those ventures to see how they’re progressing.

So far we’ve caught up with Gretchen Baer’s Paint Your Town!, ProMusica Arizona’s Unpredictable Adventures of Henry Hicklebee and the Building careACTOR program, a partnership between Tucson’s Arts Express and Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind (ASDB). Today, we hear from The Bridge Initiative: Women in Arizona Theatre.

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Beyond the Pitch: Arts Express

This past January, the Arizona Commission on the Arts invested $119,000 in 16 arts-focused ventures at regional fast-pitch events held in four Arizona cities. This month we're checking in with some of those ventures to see how they’re progressing.

So far we've caught up with Gretchen Baer's Paint Your Town! and ProMusica Arizona's Unpredictable Adventures of Henry Hicklebee. Today, we get a peek behind the scenes of the Building careACTOR program, a partnership between Tucson's Arts Express and Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind (ASDB).

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Beyond the Pitch: ProMusica Arizona

This past January, the Arizona Commission on the Arts invested $119,000 in 16 arts-focused ventures at regional fast-pitch events held in four Arizona cities. Over the next two weeks we’ll be checking in with some of those ventures to see how they’re progressing.

Last week we caught up with Gretchen Baer's Paint Your Town!. Today we look at one of the top grantees from the Eastern Region competition: ProMusica Arizona.

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Attention emerging arts organizations: City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture has invited us, Arizona Citizens for the Arts and Pave Program in Arts Entrepreneurship to present at "SAVVY: The Art of Administration", a professional development workshop, on May 15.
You can register today at the following link: phoenix.gov/arts/arts-learning/workshops-conferences
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Attention emerging arts organizations! Registration is now open for our professional development workshop "SAVVY: The Art of Administration" on May 15. Please register at the following link! phoenix....

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Congratulations to Arts for All (Tucson) and Rosie's House (Phoenix) announced as finalists for the 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Programs Award! The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and its cultural partners recognize outstanding programs all over the country for their work in providing excellent arts and humanities learning opportunities to young people. bit.ly/1I0OeMw

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