EXTRA! EXTRA! New Opportunities for Artists and Organizations – January 6, 2017
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EXTRA! EXTRA! New Opportunities for Artists and Organizations – January 6, 2017

Survey and Workshop: “The Artistic Entrepreneur”

Survey due: January 10, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
Workshop dates: Coming soon.
We want your help for an upcoming professional development workshop!
The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, in partnership with the Pima County Public Library and artist and entrepreneur Björgvin Benediktsson, are excited to present a specially-curated workshop: “The Artistic Entrepreneur.”
In order to make sure we create a workshop that fits your specific needs and experiences, we’re asking you to tell us a bit about yourself and your creative endeavors by completing this brief survey. We promise it will be worth the five minutes it takes to complete.

Click here to complete the short survey.

For more information and workshop details, please visit The Arts Foundation website.

Arizona Commission on the Arts: Fiscal Year 2018 Community Investment and Festival Grant Program Information Sessions

Application deadline: January 17-26, 2017.
Session date (in-person): January 23, 2017 (online sessions are also available).
Have an idea to make your community better? Are you interested in learning what it takes to receive funding for a festival? Good news: The Arizona Commission on the Arts (ACA) is offering two grants information sessions online and in Tucson for both new and returning applicants.
The sessions offered will cover Community Investment Grants (CIG) and Festival Grants. These sessions will cover the application process, highlight changes to the guidelines and requirements for the upcoming grant cycle, and allow time for questions from participants.
To read more about the sessions and to register, visit The Arts Foundation website.

Saguaro National Park: Artists-in-Residence

Application deadline: Mid-January 2017 (for February and March 2017 residencies).
Selection date and phone interviews: End of January 2017.
Saguaro National Park is accepting applications for artists to take part in the Artists-in-Residence (AiR). The AiR program will offer artists publicity and visibility in the community, as well as career development and time in seclusion to create nature-inspired works. The selected artist(s) will live in the park for two to four weeks during the months of February and April. Over the course of residency, the artist will receive time to explore the park, and plan and lead workshops, talks, and demonstrations on the medium of their choice (paint, music, ink, etc.).To download the application, and for more details about this program, please visit The Arts Foundation website.

stART Community Cultural Development Mini-Grant

Deadline to apply: January 20, 2017.
Award amount: $300. Please note we have limited funds available in this pilot year.
Awards announced: February 15, 2017.
The funding for this pilot grant is meant to help complete projects, or initiate small projects that impact a local neighborhood or community. For example, funds may be used for paint to complete a mural, pay local artists to teach a free workshop in their neighborhood, or help cover material costs to complete a residency in a local school. Individuals, small groups, or organizations with 501c3 status that have not received funding in the last two grant cycles or this current year may apply.
For more information and to apply, please visit The Arts Foundation website.

The New Works Artist Project Grant

Important dates for the New Works grant for FY 2017-2018 have been changed to the following:

Application opens (online only): January 10, 2017.
Workshop date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017.
Application deadline: March 14, 2017.
Panel date: April 13, 2017.

The New Works Artist Project Grant seeks to support the depth and breadth of new artwork created and produced in the City of Tucson. It supports individual artists’ projects that meet the highest standards of excellence across a diverse spectrum of artistic disciplines. All New Works projects must include the development and production of new art work and take an original and imaginative approach to content and form.

To apply and get more information, please visit The Arts Foundation website.

Tucson’s Poet Laureate Nominations

Nominations deadline: February 1, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.
Review Panel to Select Three Finalists: February 18, 2017.
Final Selection by Tucson Mayor: March 1, 2017.The City of Tucson, The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, and The University of Arizona Poetry Center are pleased to announce an open call for nominations to appoint Tucson’s next poet laureate. The Tucson Poet Laureate will promote poetry and an appreciation of poetry among the general public to inspire an emerging generation of literary artists and readers of literature. The Tucson Poet Laureate will serve as an ambassador to the literary arts and reflect the spirit of the community by promoting literary education in our schools and communities and bringing poetry to the people in Tucson who have limited access or exposure to the literary arts.To nominate and get more information, please visit The Arts Foundation website.


 Thank you for supporting the arts in Tucson and Southern Arizona!

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