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.

Visit Vote SmART Arizona website before you vote

The Arizona Primary election is August 26, 2014, and important statewide offices are at stake – like Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State and others. We’ll also elect all members of the Arizona State Legislature and decide many local offices and issues in communities all over Arizona.

VotesmART Arizona is a candidate and voter education campaign of Arizona Citizens for the Arts designed to help you prepare to vote in this year’s important statewide and legislative elections. Use VotesmART Arizona to learn about:

  • Important voter registration deadlines and how to get an early ballot if you want one.
  • Who the candidates are, how to contact them, where they stand on arts and culture and what questions you should ask them.
  • The important issues surrounding the importance and contributions of arts and culture to Arizona’s economy and community life.
  • Other important sources of information about the candidates and local elections.

Visit before you vote this summer.


Now is the time to apply for a fall internship

Arizona Citizens for the Arts is seeking two individuals — one who is interested in arts administration and another who wants to learn about public policy-makingspecifically for arts and culture.

This fall we’ll be busy educating candidates and reaching out to arts voters in preparation for the fall elections. If you are a student who is an energetic, innovative self-starter and a multi-tasker, we could be your answer to getting hands-on experience in arts advocacy. Deadline to apply is Friday, August 22. The details are here.