2012 End of Year Message from the Arts Commission

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2012 End of Year Message from the Arts Commission

On behalf of the Staff and Commissioners of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, we thank you for your support in 2012. Your ongoing collaboration with us to ensure all Arizonans have meaningful opportunities to participate in and experience the arts continues to drive our work on behalf of Arizona’s arts and culture sector.
A few milestones from 2012:

  • The Arts Commission achieved a 10-year reauthorization with bipartisan support from the Arizona State Legislature. HB2265’s success is attributable to a monumental statewide effort: a yearlong collaboration between artists, arts educators, administrators, board members, advocates and bipartisan elected officials.
  • State Senator Al Melvin, working closely with the Arts Commission and members of the Arizona literary community, sponsored Senate Bill 1348 to establish a Poet Laureate position for the State of Arizona. The bill received broad bipartisan support in both State Legislative chambers and was signed into law by Governor Brewer in May 2012. The inaugural Arizona Poet Laureate will be appointed in 2013.
  • Commissioners approved a renovation of grant programs for organizations and schools in alignment with grantmaking objectives of the Arts Commission:
    • To put Arizona citizens first.
    • To incentivize best practices and innovative strategies which prioritize fiscal ingenuity and encourage broad participation and engagement.
    • To ensure that the state’s investment in arts and culture reflects Arizona’s diverse population and evolving demographics.
  • In partnership with the Arizona Department of Education, the Arts Commission hosted the second Joint Arts Education Conference. The conference convened 175 arts education and arts learning providers from across the state for a full day of professional development, including in-depth sessions on the intersection between the Arts and Common Core Standards.
  • The Arts Commission launched a new Fast-Track grant program, to support partnerships between arts and culture organizations, chambers of commerce and convention and visitors bureaus. The next deadline for this program is January 25, 2013.
  • Social media efforts of the Arts Commission yielded 6600 likes on Facebook, and continue to provide a forum for resource-sharing and virtual convening.
  • Efforts of the The Choice is Art campaign and the leadership of the Arts Commission secured over $30,000 in new support from individuals and foundations to the Arizona ArtShare Endowment.
  • Arizona’s participation in Poetry Out Loud, a contest that encourages our nation’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation, grew to over 12,000 Arizona high school students and 52 schools from across the state.
  • The agency relaunched and expanded the reach of its granting program for individual artists, the Artist Research and Development Grant. 2013 grantees were announced in late December 2012.
  • The Arizona Commission on the Arts delivered funding to bring arts experiences to Arizonans in all areas of the state, through festivals, artist residencies, and exhibitions and performances that are unique to our state.

Arts experiences capture and crystallize things that are not always easy to say, hear or process. In our communities, the arts serve as a vehicle for celebration and grieving, and they can express a sense of inimitable identity. And always, but especially at this particular time in our country, we know that the arts can also be a tool for healing.
Keeping in mind the many roles the arts play in our lives, we celebrate the artists, arts educators, arts organizations and arts advocates who create and support the array of arts experiences offered in our state. We hope 2013 brings you and yours many opportunities to thrive and learn through the arts.
Bob Booker Executive Director Arizona Commission on the Arts

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AZ ARTS COMMISSION Grants Workshops

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Arts Commission to Host Community Grants Workshops Across the State
The Arts Commission’s annual cycle of grants to organizations and schools opens in January 2013. Get the latest information regarding the fiscal year 2014 (FY14) granting cycle by attending one of the many workshops scheduled throughout the state during the months of January and February.
During facilitated grants information sessions, Arts Commission staff will offer critical information and training related to our updated and new grant programs, GO!EGOR, and the Arizona Cultural Data Project. Joining the Arts Commission along the way will be Lora Gordon from Cultural Data Project and Lynn Tuttle from the Arizona Department of Education. See workshop details and descriptions below for more information.
Register now.
See workshop details.
See workshop descriptions.GRANTS WORKSHOP & CULTURAL DATA PROJECT
Tempe: Monday, January 7, 2013. 4:00 – 6:00pm Grants Workshop, presented by Arizona Commission on the Arts Arizona Cultural Data Project: Reporting and Features, presented by Cultural Data Project Childsplay, 900 S. Mitchell Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281.
Tucson: Tuesday, January 8, 2013. 1:00 – 3:00pm Grants Workshop, presented by Arizona Commission on the Arts Arizona Cultural Data Project: Reporting and Features, presented by Cultural Data Project Temple of Music and Art, 330 South Scott Avenue, Tucson, AZ 95701.
Flagstaff: Wednesday, January 9, 2013. 4:00 – 6:00pm Grants Workshop, presented by Arizona Commission on the Arts Arizona Cultural Data Project: Reporting and Features, presented by Cultural Data Project Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 N. Fort Valley Road (Rte. 180), Flagstaff, AZ 86001.
Prescott: Thursday, January 10, 2013. 10:00am – Noon Grants Workshop, presented by Arizona Commission on the Arts Arizona Cultural Data Project: Reporting and Features, presented by Cultural Data Project Phippen Museum, Highway 89 North, Prescott, AZ 86301.
Phoenix: Thursday, January 10, 2013. 4:00 – 6:00pm Grants Workshop, presented by Arizona Commission on the Arts Arizona Cultural Data Project: Reporting Features, presented by Cultural Data Project Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. 3rd St., Phoenix AZ 85004.
GRANTS WORKSHOP & ARTS EDUCATION: COMMON CORE
Bullhead City: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 2:30 – 3:30pm, Arts Education Workshop: Common Core, presented by Arizona Department of Education 3:30 – 4:30pm, Grants Workshop, presented by Arizona Commission on the Arts Bullhead City School District
Kingman: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 2:30 – 3:30pm, Arts Education Workshop: Common Core, presented by Arizona Department of Education 3:30 – 4:30pm, Grants Workshop, presented by Arizona Commission on the Arts Kingman Unified School District Office Board Room, 3033 MacDonald Avenue, Kingman, AZ 86401.
Yuma: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 3:30 – 4:30pm, Arts Education Workshop: Common Core, presented by Arizona Department of Education 4:30 – 5:30pm, Grants Workshop, presented by Arizona Commission on the Arts Yuma Fine Arts Center, 254 South Main Street, Yuma, AZ 85364.
GRANTS WORKSHOP ONLY

Show Low: Monday, February 11, 2013. 3:00 – 4:30pm Grants Workshop, presented by Arizona Commission on the Arts Deuce of Clubs Room, Show Low City Hall, 180 N. 9th Street, Show Low, AZ 85901.
Bisbee: Monday, February 25, 2013. 4:00 – 5:30pm Grants Workshop, presented by Arizona Commission on the Arts Central School Project, 43 Howell Ave., Bisbee, AZ 85603.
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

Arizona Commission on the Arts Grants Workshop (East Valley, Tucson, Flagstaff, Prescott, Phoenix, Bullhead City, Kingman, Yuma, Show Low, Bisbee)
Learn about available funding opportunities from the Arts Commission. Staff of the Arts Commission will provide information related to the newest grant program, Honoring Our Servicemembers, and will provide grantwriting guidance related to all of its grants programs, to arts organizations, schools, school districts, arts educators, artists and more. The deadline for applications is March 21, 2013.
Who should attend? Potential applicants to the Arts Commission’s grants for organizations and schools, and current grantees.
Arizona Cultural Data Project: Reporting and Features (East Valley, Tucson, Flagstaff, Prescott, and Phoenix)

The Arizona Cultural Data Project (CDP) is an online management tool that allows arts and cultural organizations to understand and analyze their financial performance. This presentation will cover reporting features available to users, including comparison and trend reports, financial health analyses, and a 3-click Annual Report.
Who should attend? Representatives from arts and cultural organizations, applicants to the Arts Commission’s Community Invesment Grants program.
Arts Education Workshop: Common Core (Bullhead City, Kingman, Yuma)
Learn how the arts support the Common Core and connect with literacy and numeracy. Delve into the connections and explore how you as arts educators or teaching artists are a key part of the Common Core solution!
Who should attend? Arts educators (music, dance, theatre and visual arts teachers), general classroom educators, education-based teaching artists.

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Arizona Commission on the Arts

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Volume 10, Issue 12, 2012This online newsletter from the Arts Learning Department at the Arizona Commission on the Arts intends to provide you with current, important information from the Arts Learning and Teaching Artist fields and to support vital, substantive arts learning throughout the state. We look forward to serving your arts learning interests and needs.
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Governor’s Arts Awards NOMINATION DEADLINE: December 14, 2012 Arizona Citizens for the Arts is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Governor’s Arts Awards in the following categories; Artist, Arts in Education (Individual) Arts in Education (Organization), Business, Community and Individual. These awards recognize those who have made significant contributions to the arts in Arizona. http://www.governorsartsawards.org

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards DEADLINE: January 4, 2013 Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have been an important opportunity for students to be recognized for their creative talents. Submissions are judged by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, searching for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Teens in grades 7 through 12 can apply in 28 categories of art and writing for the chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published. http://www.artandwriting.org/

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 4, 2013 The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services is accepting applications for eligible organizations that celebrate the creativity of America’s young people, particularly those from underserved communities. This award recognizes and supports excellence in programs that open new pathways to learning, self-discovery, and achievement. http://www.nahyp.org/

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Mayor Greg Stanton to Present First-Ever Mayor’s Arts Awards http://phoenix.gov/news/120412mayorartsawards.html
Take-Aways from the World’s
First International Teaching Artist Conference
http://tajournal.com/2012/11/
EdTA Releases 2012 Survey of Theatre Education in US High Schools http://schooltheatre.org/news/general-news/ 2012-11-28/landmark-study-tracks-school-growth
A+ Schools Infuse Arts and Other Essentials http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/ 2012/11/27/13arts_ep.h31.html

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Civil Rights and Jazz: Arts Integration Workshops for Educators January 14, 2013 – High School Educators January 15, 2013 – Elementary/Junior High Educators Mesa Arts Center presents free interactive, hands-on workshops, led by Jazz at Lincoln Center educators and ASU History Professors, designed to engage educators in analyzing and interpreting artists’ music as a primary source. Participants discuss the role music plays in promoting historical thinking and leave with tools to integrate the NEA’s Jazz in the School’s curriculum in their classrooms. Additionally, participants receive free tickets to see Jazz at Lincoln Center in concert at the Mesa Arts Center. http://www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/outreach/outreach-programs/jazz-a-z

Global Connections Phoenix Art Museum February 6, 6:30pm Dr. Lauren McArthur Harris, Assistant Professor of History Education at Arizona State University discusses how students and teachers can make global connections using art objects. Learn strategies to use in your classroom. No art experience required. Educators from all grade levels and disciplines are welcome. RSVP to Dawn.Uscher@PhxArt.org or (602) 257-2122.

Free Professional Development for Teachers Multiple Dates Arts Integration Solutions, a nonprofit organization focused on training teachers and schools on how to use arts integration to boost student achievement, is offering free professional development programs throughout the fall for classroom teachers in the areas of arts integration for STEM and Common Core. http://artsintegration.com/pd-events/ (click “Arts Integration Intensive (Aii) – 6 Hour PD”)

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Arizona Alliance for Arts Education 2012 Student Essay Contest DEADLINE: December 14, 2012 Arizona students are invited to submit an essay to the 2012 Arizona Alliance for Arts Education Student Essay Contest. Winners from each division will receive a cash award for the enhancement of their school’s arts program and will be invited to read their essay at their local school board meeting. For details and submission information, visit: https://docs.google.com/open?id= 0B5irDMYtjXuCVG82NTUyTmdja1U
Museum Association of Arizona Annual Conference: Call for Proposals DEADLINE: January 15, 2013
The Museum Association of Arizona (MAA) is seeking session proposals for their 2013 annual meeting. The theme of the conference is Keeping Our Balance: Innovation and Tradition. The MAA holds this convening annually, to bring together and offer professional development opportunities for those working in museums large and small. http://www.azmuseums.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1400382

Arts Education Partnership 2013 National Forum April 4-5, 2013, Washington, D.C. With the goal of strengthening the nation’s public education system, AEP’s National Forums convene the country’s foremost leaders in education, arts, business, culture, government, and philanthropy to discuss what works in arts education and to advance best practices that help ensure a complete education for every child in America. http://www.aep-arts.org/

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2013 Arizona Arts Congress February 4, 2013 Arizona State Capitol Hosted by the Arizona Citizens for the Arts, Arts Congress is an opportunity for arts and arts education supporters to celebrate arts and culture in Arizona and speak directly with their elected officials about the impact and benefits of public funding for the arts. http://azcitizensforthearts.org/about/events/arts-congress/

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MetLife Foundation and the National Guild for Community Arts Education Creative Aging Program DEADLINE: December 18, 2012 MetLife Foundation and the National Guild for Community Arts Education are pleased to announce the 2013 Creative Aging Program. The goals of the program are to increase the capacity of nonprofit community arts education providers to serve older adults; expand and/or deepen existing creative aging programs of high quality; and identify exemplary creative aging programs as models for the field. http://tinyurl.com/bfvyu32

Rosemary Kennedy Internship Initiative VSA – Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts DEADLINE: January 7, 2013 The 2013 Rosemary Kennedy Internship Initiative is now open and accepting applications from qualified organizations. This initiative provides funding of up to $25,000 to arts organizations, from across the country, to initiate internship and apprenticeship programs for youth with disabilities that provide pre-professional skill development in the fields of arts, arts management and arts education. For more information, contact Sonja Cendak SCendak@kennedy-center.org

Fast-Track Grants for Professional Development DEADLINE: January 25, 2013 The Arizona Commission on the Arts offers Professional Development Grants of up to $750 to assist individual artists, arts administrators and art educators of all levels and disciplines with expenses associated with attendance at local, national and international conferences, seminars, workshops and other such skill building activities. http://www.azarts.gov/grants/fast-track-grants/

D’Addario Music Foundation Grants LOI DEADLINE: January 31, 2013 The D’Addario Music Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to inspiring and assisting the growth and appreciation of music throughout the world by partnering with passionate music educators. Through the generous support of D’Addario and Company, the D’Addario Music Foundation awards grants and product donations to educational programs that offer sustained opportunities for active participation in music making particularly to those that might not otherwise have the opportunity. http://www.daddariofoundation.org/FoundationHome.Page?ActiveID=3091

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In this issue:
AwardsMedia Coverage

Upcoming Workshops

Opportunities Advocacy
Funding


NEA Announces 2013 Art Works Grantees in Arizona http://tinyurl.com/aqvollo


 


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Arts Learning Staff Alex Nelson, Director of Arts Learning, anelson@azarts.gov Patrick Fanning, Arts Learning and Special Projects Coordinator, pfanning@azarts.gov


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