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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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We Did It!

Thanks to all of you, we've reached our June goal of $6,000 in NEW contributions!

By raising this money, we will be able to launch our Arts Education Outreach and Advocacy Initiative so not one more school year goes by without a strong voice speaking up for arts education in our school. 

Our Goal: more arts in schools

Our Goal: more arts in schools

Arizona Citizens for the Arts took up the challenge this year of revitalizing support for K-12 arts education after Americans for the Arts chose Arizona as one of 10 states for a national three-year p...
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Help Save Arts in Our Schools

Help Save Arts in Our Schools

The results are in! Study after expert study concludes arts education is the special ingredient helping our young people learn better in school. Do better at math. Perform better at complex, higher-o...
Override & Bond Elections Happening November 2015

Override & Bond Elections Happening November 2015

Make sure to watch for ballots arriving in October for your district's November election. More information to come....

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New Arizona arts standards adopted by state board of education
“Artistic literacy” -- the ability of students to create art, perform and present art, respond or critique art and conne...
New Arizona arts standards adopted by state board of education
Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) preserves arts education as “core subject”
Teachers and students moved a step closer to the end of the No Child Left Behind era when the Senate passed the Every Ch...
Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) preserves arts education as “core subject”
City of Phoenix Elections: August 25
Early voting has begun for the August 2015 Mayor and City Council election. Phoenix voters will elect a Mayor and cou...
City of Phoenix Elections: August 25
Proposition 104: The MovePhx Initiative
Between now and August 25, Phoenix voters also will have the chance to vote on Proposition 104, a proposal to create a 0...
Pima County voters will decide fate of $815 million bond program this fall
Arts and culture venues as well as parks and recreation facilities stand to be huge beneficiaries if Pima County voters ...
Pima County voters will decide fate of $815 million bond program this fall
Arizona groups win grants to support nationwide Latino history project
Seven Arizona institutions are among more than 200 libraries, museums and other nonprofit organizations nationwide who h...
National Endowment for the Arts wants to hear your story
During the 50th anniversary year of the signing of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, w...
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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

A Look at the Last Year

Business partnerships support arts & culture
31 Jul
Business partnerships support arts & culture
Arizona Citizens for the Arts works every day to add value to the relationship with our organizational members. One majo... Read More
The Main Ingredients: advocacy and civic engagement
31 Jul
The Main Ingredients: advocacy and civic engagement
Hard-fought election campaigns, the transition to a new Governor's administration and the lingering effects of a sluggis... Read More
Artistic excellence in every corner of the state
31 Jul
Artistic excellence in every corner of the state
In March 2015 nearly 700 arts and culture enthusiasts celebrated the 34th annual Governor's Arts Awards recognizing 65 n... Read More

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
  • Letter acknowledging your gift
  • Timely action Alerts & Newsletters
  • Invitations to special events
  • 1 complimentary registration for Arts Congress

Arts Advocate $300

 
  • Activist Benefits +
  • the opportunity to purchase two (2) discounted tickets for the Governor's Arts Awards ceremony.
 

Arts Champion $500

 
  • Advocate Benefits+
  • Two (2) invitations to the Governor's Arts Awards Nominee reception
   

Arts Hero $1,000

 
  • Champion Benefits+
  • Two (2) invitations to at least two annual arts policy 'salons'
   
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