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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. ...
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36th Annual Governor’s Arts Awards

36th Annual Governor’s Arts Awards

May 4, 2017 at the Phoenician Resort
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“Unite for a Stronger Nonprofit Sector” offers professional development and networking
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Submissions being accepted for 2016-17 student artwork competition
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New Research: Americans More Broadly Engaged in the Arts Than We Thought
New research by Americans for the Arts and Ipsos Public Affairs suggests that “the American public is more broadly engag...
New Research: Americans More Broadly Engaged in the Arts Than We Thought
It’s not too early: Put Arts Congress 2017 on your calendar
Arts Congress, the annual gathering of arts advocates, artists, arts organizations and businesses at the Arizona State C...
Joint Arts Education Conference (JAEC) | October 2016
The bi-annual Joint Arts Education Conference (JAEC), which brings together Arizona’s teaching artists, educators, arts ...
Joint Arts Education Conference (JAEC) | October 2016
Elections are coming: Vote SmART then sign up for Voter Voice
While we contemplate the many decisions we must make during this fall’s elections, let’s not forget the outcomes of many...
Breaking news: The State Budget and the Arts
  Executive Budget excludes appropriation for the state Arts Commission On Friday, January 15th, Governor Do...

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

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”
  • 2 tickets to the annual Governor’s Arts Awards
  • Name recognition in our annual Governor’s Arts Awards
  • 2 tickets to our annual Arts Congress