gaa-medallionJoin us for the Arizona’s only statewide celebration of the arts — the 2015 Governor’s Arts Awards, March 24, 2015, at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix. Tickets available here.
See who the 2015 Governor’s Arts Awards Nominees are!

2015 Shelley honors the Papp Family for their arts and culture support.


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 supporting quality of life in Arizona.

Nonprofit arts organizations represent more than a half billion dollars of economic activity in communities all across Arizona. And they help support a larger creative industries sector that employs more than 50,000 individuals statewide.  Arts and culture contribute to local tourism, support job attraction efforts and contribute to excellence in education in our schools.  Get Connected to Arizona Citizens for the Arts, visit our Legislative Action Center or review Arts and Public Policy  to learn more about what we’re doing to support arts, culture and arts education in Arizona.


Thank you, advocates for your support at Arts Congress 2015.


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More than 200 arts advocates from all over Arizona made personal visits to their state legislators on February 3, 2015 to remind them that without an appropriation in the Fiscal Year 16 budget for the Arizona Commission on the Arts, grants to local arts and culture organizations will be cut in half.


Review the 2015 Arts Congress Talking Points to see what we told legislators at Arts Congress.

Were you there? Do you want to know who was? Visit this album of pictures and tag yourself and your friends.

 How else can you help?


We need your voice all year long to  support the Arizona Commission on the Arts, arts education in our schools and community-based arts and culture programs in Arizona cities and town – especially now while the Arizona Legislature is in session and deciding the budget for Fiscal Year 16.

Visit our Legislative Action Center and sign up now to join our Voter Voice network and receive timely updates all yearlong.