“Unite for a Stronger Nonprofit Sector” offers professional development and networking

The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits annual conference and member meeting is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m,Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort Conference Center. Keynoting the luncheon is Tim Delaney, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Council of Nonprofits. Breakout session topics include: The Shifting Landscape of Corporate Giving; Connecting the Sec...
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Submissions being accepted for 2016-17 student artwork competition

The Arizona Department of Education’s 2016-17 Student Artwork Competition, a visual arts contest for elementary, middle and high school students statewide, is accepting submissions. There is no cost. Submission deadline is Sunday, Nov. 6.  Results in the four divisions (K-3, 4th-6th, 7th and 8th and 9th -12th) will be announced at the 6th Annual ADE 2016-17 Student Artwork Competition Recept...
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CopperPoint Insurance Company Among Top 10 in the Arts in U.S.

CopperPoint Insurance Company Among Top 10 in the Arts in U.S.
CopperPoint Insurance Company of Phoenix will be among the honorees at Americans for the Arts’ annual BCA10 Awards ceremony recognizing 10 businesses of all sizes for their exceptional involvement in the arts that enriches the workplace, education and the community. Alongside honorees including Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson and Northern Trust, CopperPoint will be recognized at 2016 ...
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New Research: Americans More Broadly Engaged in the Arts Than We Thought

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 engaged in the arts than previously understood – believing that the arts not only play a vital role in personal well-being and healthier communities, but that the arts are also core to a well-rounded education.” Key outcomes from the December 2015 survey of more than 3,000 American a...
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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 Capitol is Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Arts Congress is a full day of arts-related conversations and meetings with elected officials to ensure an open line of communication about the value and importance of the arts to our economy, children, education and quality of life. Registrat...
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Joint Arts Education Conference (JAEC) | October 2016

Joint Arts Education Conference (JAEC) | October 2016
The bi-annual Joint Arts Education Conference (JAEC), which brings together Arizona’s teaching artists, educators, arts administrators and advocates, is Monday, Oct. 24 from 7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe. This year’s conference will focus on how to move from traditional skills-based instruction in the arts to new teaching models suggested by the revised Ari...
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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 races can impact support for the the arts in Arizona and across the country. Knowing where the candidates stand on arts and culture and what questions you should ask them is key. The go-to resource for that information is Vote SmART, our one-stop voter information website. An...
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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 Doug Ducey released his Executive Budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2017. Like the current Fiscal Year 2016 budget, this proposal does not include a General Fund appropriation for the Arizona Commission on the Arts, nor a provision for allocating interest from the state Rainy Day Fun...
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