Arizona Citizens for the Arts acts as the eyes, ears and voice of the nonprofit arts and culture sector in Arizona – at the State Legislature, in local city halls and in partnerships with business and community leaders involved in building and suppor...
National Arts in Education Week!
This celebration unifies arts education supporters from communities across the country to show their support for arts in education, advocate to their elected leaders about the benefits of arts education, and to celebrate the good work happening in their organization, school, or program. To celebrate National Arts in Education Week, we've invited a number of organizations in Arizona to share some resonating moments and thoughts on their experiences in arts education as well as their outlook on the future.
Tonto Community Concert Association Encourages Creativity
Our friends at Tonto Community Concert Association, 2011 Governor's Arts Award organizational winner in Arts Education, encourage creativity in Arizona's youth regularly. For last season's finale, they went out with a bang, leaving us in anticipation...
Arizona School for the Arts – Encouraging Creative Thinking
Arizona School for the Arts (ASA), 2012 Governor's Arts Award organizational winner in Arts Education, provides innovative concentration in college preparation informed by the performing arts, capitalizing on the unique ability arts learning has to e...
Dr. Robert Benson on the future of teaching the arts
Dr. Robert Benson, Principal of Foothills Fine Arts Academy and 2014 Governor's Arts Award individual winner in Arts Education, has been on the forefront of arts education for years. We're so happy to have him share his outlook on the bright f...
Rosie’s House Encourages Creating Music, Changing Lives
Rosie's House – A Music Academy for Children, 2014 Governor's Arts Award organizational winner in Arts Education, provides a completely FREE after school music program for economically disadvantaged children. They have been recognized as a community ...
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City of Phoenix Elections: August 25
Early voting has begun for the August 2015 Mayor and City Council election. Phoenix voters will elect a Mayor and counci...
Proposition 104: The MovePhx Initiative
Between now and August 25, Phoenix voters also will have the chance to vote on Proposition 104, a proposal to create a 0...
Pima County voters will decide fate of $815 million bond program this fall
Arts and culture venues as well as parks and recreation facilities stand to be huge beneficiaries if Pima County voters ...
New Arizona arts standards adopted by state board of education
“Artistic literacy” -- the ability of students to create art, perform and present art, respond or critique art and conne...
Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) preserves arts education as “core subject”
Teachers and students moved a step closer to the end of the No Child Left Behind era when the Senate passed the Every Ch...
Phoenix Center for the Arts Hits the Big 4-0 That the Phoenix Center for the Arts made it to its 40th anniversary is a ...
Frustrated over the state of education funding in Arizona?This fall there may be something that you can do in your very ...
Arizona groups win grants to support nationwide Latino history project
Seven Arizona institutions are among more than 200 libraries, museums and other nonprofit organizations nationwide who h...
Arts Education in Arizona is in Trouble
Students who receive NO art instruction
Percentage of Schools without Qualified Art & Music teachers
Percentage of Schools that Offer Instruction in all 4 Arts Disciplines
Percent of schools that spend less than $1 per pupil on art supplies, fields trips and classrooms
A look at the Last Year
The Main Ingredients: advocacy and civic engagement
Hard-fought election campaigns, the transition to a new Governor's administration and the lingering effects of a sluggis... View More
Artistic excellence in every corner of the state
In March 2015 nearly 700 arts and culture enthusiasts celebrated the 34th annual Governor's Arts Awards recognizing 65 n... View More
Our Goal: more arts in schools
Arizona Citizens for the Arts took up the challenge this year of revitalizing support for K-12 arts education after Amer... View More
Help Us Change the arts landscape in Arizona!
Show your Support for Arts & Culture and Arts Education by donating today. Your dollars support our efforts to act as your eyes and ears at civic meetings, at the state legislature, and in conversations with key decision makers. We advocate for the issues that matter to you and put out the call to action when it is needed most.
Arts Activist $100
Our deep gratitude and a letter acknowledging your gift Timely action alerts & Newsletters Invitations to special events 1 complimentary registration for Arts Congress
Arts Advocate $300
Arts Activist Benefits + the opportunity to purchase two (2) discounted tickets for the Governor’s Arts Awards ceremony
Arts Champion $500
Arts Advocate Benefits + two (2) invitations for the Governor’s Arts Awards Nominee receptions
Arts Hero $1,000
Arts Champion Benefits + two (2) invitations to at least two (2) annual arts policy “salons” Name recognition in our annual Governor's Arts Awards