Arizona Legislature budget includes $2M for arts statewide

The $10.4 billion fiscal year 2019 budget passed by the Arizona Legislature includes a $2 million appropriation to the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Derived from interest accrued on the state’s Rainy-day Fund, this allocation will not increase overall state spending, according to a press release. “This $2 million allocation acknowledges the vital role that […]

AZ Creative Communities invite municipalities to explore creative potential

From Douglas to Kingman, Ajo to Winslow, Arizona communities are increasingly tapping one of their most valuable but least utilized resources: local creativity. Arizona mayors, cities, towns and councilpersons are invited to apply to participate in a collaborative program focused on identifying creative assets, addressing challenges and discovering new opportunities in support for their communities’ goals. The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the state, ASU’s Herberger In