Stephanie Peters is an Art History Masters candidate at Arizona State University and intern at the Arts Commission working with the Director of Strategic Initiatives. She is originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, where she earned her BA in Art History at Edinboro University. Stephanie is writing her thesis on Native American painting competitions in the 1950s.
By Stephanie Peters
Artists! Everything you need to fund your next project is right here. (more…)
This week, ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts presents, Light it Up: Optimizing Public Practice, a free convening that will look at Public Practice, an evolving field that uses participation, reciprocal relationships and collaborations in community contexts to promote civic dialogue and investigate pressing issues of our time.
Light It Up: Optimizing Public Practice is a free conference to showcase exemplary work by artists and communities, provide perspectives from the field and build awareness and advocacy for Public Practice. The gathering, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 27–Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus (A. E. England Building, 424 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004, Civic Space Park) will include ASU artists, faculty and staff; regional community partners and national and international leaders in the field. The dialogue will investigate the artist citizen of the 21st century as ASU navigates the integration of Public Practice into its curricular design.
On November 19th, the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence will present the 19th Annual Statewide Afterschool Conference. Over the years, the organization has demonstrated an unfading commitment to support afterschool providers and youth-centered programming. Their mission is to improve access to high quality out-of-school learning opportunities for all Arizona children and youth through professional development, advocacy and community capacity building. The annual conference is one of the many ways they accomplish their mission. (more…)
The fall always brings anticipation; kids are starting a new year of school, weather is changing and seasons of performances, exhibitions, readings, residencies and school events are announced. Across the state, we celebrate another year of arts experiences and learning to come. As many of you are either already in full swing with your busy seasons or gearing up for the year ahead, we wanted to bring you updates from the Arts Commission.
State Arts Budget and Sunset Review
Updates to Arts Commission Grants and Programs
Arts Commission Staff Changes
The Choice is Art, a campaign for the arts in Arizona developed by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, launched in November 2010. Since its ambitious beginning, the campaign has appeared in weekly newspapers across the state, in well-known publications like Phoenix Magazine, national blogs, such as Americans for the Arts, at AdVision Outdoor bus stops and in On Media playbills in Phoenix and Tucson. Click here to see the sponsors of the campaign. (more…)
Taking place every October, National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM) is the nation’s largest collective annual celebration of the arts. In honor of NAHM, Americans for the Arts has partnered with arts and community leaders from across the country to host Creative Conversations every year since 2004.
What are Creative Conversations? Creative Conversations are local gatherings of engaged citizens in communities across the country. As part of a grassroots movement to elevate the profile of the arts in America, these events spark dialogue, spur advocacy efforts, and create networking opportunities for arts professionals. Started as a program of The Emerging Leaders Network, Americans for the Arts is now expanding the scope of the event to invite all arts leaders and interested individuals to participate.
The Gauntlet has been Thrown.
Yesterday, the new Executive Director of the California Arts Council, Craig Watson, issued a challenge to the Executive Director of our very own Arizona Commission on the Arts, Bob Booker. You see, the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the California Arts Council are neck and neck for the most Facebook fans out of all of the nation’s state arts agencies. (more…)