Welcome to Arizona Citizens for the Arts
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 conversations 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.
53 Legislators named Art Heroes for support
of funding Arts and Parks
State legislators from districts across the state who voted to restore funding to the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Arizona State Parks have been named 2013 Arizona Legislative Arts Heroes by Arizona Citizens for the Arts. During the most-recent legislative session, a bi-partisan group of senators and representatives approved one-time allocations of $1 million each from the state Rainy Day Fund to the Arizona Commission on the Arts (ACA) and Arizona State Parks. The Arizona Commission on the Arts will use the additional funding for statewide grants to arts and cultural organizations. Read more about which legislators have supported restoring funding to arts in Arizona by clicking here.
AzCA relaunches Business Volunteers for the Arts program
Arizona Citizens for the Arts is proud to relaunch Business Volunteers for the Arts (BVA) in Phoenix, after a hiatus of a year. BVA is a volunteer matching program that pairs business professionals with arts organizations in many disciplines to accomplish skills-based consulting projects. The program helps business volunteers channel their valuable time, energy and expertise into projects that help arts organizations improve their business practices and succeed in fulfilling their missions. For more information or to apply for the BVA program, CLICK HERE.
Save the date now for Arts Congress 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, February 5, on the House Lawn of the State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington, Phoenix. Register yourself or purchase a sponsorship CLICK HERE.