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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 suppor...
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35th Annual Governor’s Arts Awards

35th Annual Governor’s Arts Awards

March 23rd, 2016 at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix
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Breaking news: The State Budget and the Arts
  Executive Budget excludes appropriation for the state Arts Commission On Friday, January 15th, Governor Do...
Prop 123 Endorsed by Arizona Citizens for the Arts
Deadline for Governor’s Arts Awards nominations is near
Time is growing short to submit a nomination for the 2016 Governor’s Arts Awards. All nominations are due Friday, Dec. 1...
Deadline for Governor’s Arts Awards nominations is near
Fine Arts students compete for their work to be featured in the Governor’s Arts Awards program, invitation
An Arizona college student’s artwork will be featured on the cover of the 35th annual Governor’s Arts Awards program and...
Fine Arts students compete for their work to be featured in the Governor’s Arts Awards program, invitation
2016 Arts Congress: No time is more important than now to get involved
Arts Congress, the chance to let Arizona legislators know how you, as voters, feel about the importance of arts and...
2016 Arts Congress: No time is more important than now to get involved
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Heard Museum to restore 8 Iconic Sculptures with BofA grant
The Heard Museum is known internationally for its work in promoting the beauty and cultural richness of Native Amer...
Heard Museum to restore 8 Iconic Sculptures with BofA grant
Federal legislation integrates arts into STEM education
The U. S. House of Representatives has passed a measure to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) ...
Federal legislation integrates arts into STEM education

Arts Education in Arizona is in Trouble

110,000

Students who receive NO art instruction

40

Percentage of Schools without Qualified Art & Music teachers

2.8

Percentage of Schools that Offer Instruction in all 4 Arts Disciplines

79

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
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