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ArtTalks at the SculptureTucson Festival Show & Sale

SculptureTucson

Event Sponsorship Program

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Spring 2019

Event: ArtTalks at the SculptureTucson Festival Show & Sale

 

SculptureTucson’s Festival Show and Sale takes place at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park. Participating sculptors showcase their artwork in booths, interact with the public, and offer demonstrations such as glass-blowing and blacksmithing techniques.

Pictured is the 2018 SculptureTucson Festival Show and Sale.

 

Photo by: Richardo Chao

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Warehouse Arts Management Organization (WAMO)

WAMO

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

The mission of this artist-led nonprofit is to preserve, protect, promote, and program the Tucson Historic Warehouse Arts District. WAMO continues and develops the work of artists and related individuals who have helped to create Tucson’s Historic Warehouse Arts District as an active and varied center and community for the arts, within a downtown community that includes working artists, galleries, museums, nonprofit arts organizations, and supportive retail and residential interests.

 

Pictured is an interactive light sculpture.

 

Photo courtesy of: Warehouse Arts Management Organization

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Arizona Repertory Singers

Arizona Repertory Singers

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

The Arizona Repertory Singers is an auditioned ensemble of singers from greater Tucson. Since 1984 this choir has developed an extensive repertory and prides itself on presenting high quality performances of the standard repertoire and new music. Our community of singers, selected through a rigorous audition process, represent a variety of work life careers in business, education, engineering, information technology, law, medicine, social service, science and the arts..

 

Pictured is the 2018 Act One Concert.

 

Photo courtesy of: Arizona Repertory Singers

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The Drawing Studio

The Drawing Studio

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

The Drawing Studio inspires people of all ages and backgrounds to embrace art practice as a pathway to personal growth and healthy community.

 

Photo courtesy of The Drawing Studio.

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U.S. Air Force Band Concert

Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation

Event Sponsorship Program

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Spring 2019

Event: U.S. Air Force Band Concert at the Fox Theatre

 

The United States Air Force Concert Band is the premier symphonic wind ensemble of the United States Air Force. Stationed in Washington, D.C., it is the largest of six musical ensembles that comprise the United States Air Force Band.

 

Photo courtesy of Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation

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MOCA Tucson Five Minute Film Fest

MOCA Tucson Five Minute Film Fest

Event Sponsorship Program

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Spring 2019

Event: MOCA Tucson Five Minute Film Fest

 

The MOCA Tucson Five Minute Film Fest is an opportunity for local artists from Southern Arizona to be able to present their work in a museum setting, many of them for the first time. This is a fun community event that levels the playing field for amateur, emerging, and established artists to all show their work within the same context.

 

Photo courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson

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Tucson Fringe Festival

Tucson Fringe Festival

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

The Tucson Fringe Festival exists to provide an accessible and affordable platform for emerging and established artists to create original, vibrant work that draws diverse elements of the community together and inspires creative experiences through the arts.

 

Photos by: (clockwise from UL) Kathleen Dreier, Creatista Photography, Creatista Photography (Scott Greissel), JJ Snyder Photography, Kevin Charles Patterson (center photo)

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Sonoran Glass School

Sonoran Glass School

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

Sonoran Glass School is a public-access educational organization dedicated to inspiring people of all ages to discover the wonder of glass art. We teach students and the general public how to create and appreciate glass as a visual arts medium through educational courses, one-on-one experiences, visiting artist seminars, and community events funded by SGS members and supporters.

 

Pictured is a renowned glass artist competing against the clock at Sonoran Glass School’s annual Flame Off.

 

Photo by: Nick Letson

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Torran Anderson

Torran Anderson

New Works Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

Project: The Tiny Things

 

The project The Tiny Things was presented in two parts. First, a young adult novella in verse set in Tucson, Arizona called Piñata Moon was written about a group of teenagers dealing with a friend’s suicide. The main character, Enzo, struggles with his own thoughts of suicide and keeps a running list of tiny things he enjoys about being alive. Second, the Tucson community was invited to develop its own running list of “tiny things” they enjoy about being alive and living in Tucson.

 

Pictured is a note written by a child stating the tiny thing he loves about Tucson.

 

Photo courtesy of: Torran Anderson

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The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures provides a cultural and educational atmosphere for the preservation and display of antique and contemporary miniatures.

 

Pictured is Ghost Stories and Fairytales: Make Believe in Miniature.

 

Photo by: Geoff Mitchell

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Arizona Early Music Society

Arizona Early Music Society

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

Now in its 38th season, the Arizona Early Music Society presents a veritable feast of top-ranked national and international ensembles bringing early music to life for Tucson audiences..

 

Pictured are musicians who performed Pentimenti.

 

Photo by: Scott Mason

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Mele Martinez

Mele Martinez

New Works Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

Project: The Molino

 

The Molino is a book-length manuscript that tells the story of a family and their tamal factory. It explores the conversion of family, faith, and food traditions in the ever-changing downtown Tucson community. The work features visual and metaphoric images including our Tucson city landscape, iconic storefront mural, garage kitchen, and molino (corn-grinding machine)— all gateways into my family’s past and symbols for the processing of our culture and relationships. The manuscript explores the effects of gentrification, poverty, and food insecurity on our family and other Mexican-American families in historic Tucson.

 

Pictured is Mele and her brother Rick in front of Molino, their family’s tamal factory.

 

Photo courtesy of: Mele Martinez

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Lorin Labardee

Lorin Labardee

stART Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

Project: “Labardee stART Grant 2018”

 

“Snapshots provide evidence of the values our families instill in us. Snapshots tell us what values the photographer prized most by his or her choice of setting and props, etc. I use a copy camera to collage additional images around snapshots to clarify their greater historical context and to consider the effects of those values, some we might barely glimpse at the edges of a frame.”

 

Pictured is a self-portrait of the artist in his Tucson studio.

 

Photo courtesy of: Lorin Labardee

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Children's Museum Tucson | Oro Valley

Children's Museum Tucson Oro Valley

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

The Children’s Museum Tucson provides fun, play-based, interactive, hands-on learning experiences for children and their families. Its vision is to inspire children and their families to reach their full potential through discovery, creativity, and learning.

 

Pictured is a girl enjoying NeoGlyphixs at Art After Dark.

 

Photo by: Teresa Truelsen

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Taylor Miller

Taylor Miller

stART Grant

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FY 2018-2019

Project: “Conference Attendance – Art and Migration at the University of Gothenburg”

 

“The dialogues inquire into the embodied, effective, performative, material, visual, and spatial politics of cross-border human mobilities, through arts/design as well as other disciplines and practices. It concerns all the actors involved in these mobilities: the remarkable proliferation over recent years of heterogeneous human migration formations, including labor migrants and people seeking asylum, the border enforcement infrastructures that arise in response to these mobilities, as well as how these infrastructures incorporate market-based/migration industry actors.”

 

Pictured is the Halflife of a Wheatpasting (Taylor Miller, digital photo, 2018, Tel Aviv)

 

Photo courtesy of: Taylor Miller

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Tucson Desert Art Museum

Tucson Desert Art Museum

stART Grant

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FY 2018-2019

Project: “Sacred Walls – Jaque Fragua Mural”

 

“This grant will fund a public mural on the outside of Tucson Desert Art Museum by noted Pueblo artist Jaque Fragua. This mural will be an extension of the exhibition “Sacred Walls: Native American Muralism.”

 

Pictured is the Tucson Desert Art Museum.

 

Photo courtesy of: Tucson Desert Art Museum

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Kore Press

Kore Press

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

Kore Press is a community of literary activists devoted to bringing forth a diversity of voices through works that meet the highest artistic standards. Kore Press publishes women’s writing that deepens awareness and advances progressive social change.

 

Pictured is from Kore Press and KXCI’s “Letters to the Future Interviews” with authors and community members (Debi Chess Mabie, left, interviews Ruth Ellen Kocher, with sound engineer Bridigitte Thum). October 2018 at KXCI Congress Studio.

 

Photo courtesy of: Kore Press

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POG, Inc.

POG

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

POG is a federally-recognized non-profit corporation – a collective of poets, literary critics, and practitioners of other art forms who have joined together in Tucson to offer public programming, and other related events, which will promote active appreciation of and engagement with avant-garde artistic work in a variety of media, especially poetry and multi-disciplinary art.

 

Pictured is Orlando White who read for POG on November 2018.

 

Photo courtesy of: POG, Inc.

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Ajo Arts Weekend

International Sonoran Desert Alliance (ISDA)

Event Sponsorship Program

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FY 2018-2019

Project: “Ajo Arts Weekend: Community Arts Residency and Street Art Happening”

 

Ajo Arts Weekend is a massive artist residency that invites muralists and community-engaged performing artists into the small former mining town of Ajo, Arizona. These artists activate the historic town center through the Street Art Happening and a series of interactive performances. The event represents a collaboration among the Ajo Street Art Project, the International Sonoran Desert Alliance, and the National Performance Network.

 

Pictured is the culminating event of Ajo Arts Weekend – the community-wide potluck.

 

Photo courtesy of the International Sonoran Desert Alliance

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Capoeira Institute Southwest

Capoeira Institute Southwest

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

The Capoeira Institute Southwest Regional Chapter is dedicated to bringing Afro-Brazilian arts to the Tucson & Southwest communities & supporting the participation of underprivileged youth.

 

Pictured is Capoeira Mandinga at the 2018 Batizado/Belt Awards at Sea of Glass, Tucson on April 21, 2018.

 

Photo by: Herman Gordon

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Alexandra Jimenez

Alexandra Jimenez

stART Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

Project: Freedom to Print & Explore

 

“stART grant will support the construction of a custom designed screen printing and fabric printing table. The design of the table is multi purpose, allowing for traditional paper printing but an added long table top will accommodate long bolts of fabric to print repeating patterns. This equipment will allow Alex to print more intricate designs and to explore the art of pattern design on fabric.”

 

Pictured is “Trabajadores” Screen Print.

 

Photo courtesy of: Alexandra Jimenez

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Xinyu Zhang

Xinyu Zhang

New Works Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

Project: Wander Around

 

Wander Around appropriates crowds from contemporary society, transforming them into strangely compelling abstract scenes that combine both traditional and digital artmaking techniques. Crowds inspire the work: the kinds of crowds you would encounter in a city square, park, or beach. These scenes are reimagined as abstract landscapes that challenge the viewer to ask: What role do humans have in our increasingly technological world?

 

Pictured is one of the pieces from Xinyu Zhang’s Wander Around Collection.

 

Photo courtesy of: Xinyu Zhang

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Wesley Creigh

Wesley Fawcett Creigh

stART Grant

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FY 2018-2019

Project: “Love in the Time of Migra”

 

Love in the Time of Migra is an anthology of bi-national love stories that somehow involve or revolve around the US/Mexico border. This research will become the basis for a series of short animated videos that will constitute a larger installation piece that exposes viewers to underrepresented stories and asks them to contemplate the role of love and romantic relationships in a shifting political landscape.”

 

Pictured is a still image from sample animation for Love in the Time of Migra.

 

Photo courtesy of: Wesley Creigh

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Mat Bevel Company

Mat Bevel Company

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

Mat Bevel Company is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that shares the art, science and philosophy of kinetic sculptor, poet and performer Ned Schaper. He uses only what’s available—found objects—as the raw materials for his sculptures, along with his understanding of mechanics and physics..

 

Pictured is of Mr. Chairman, a piece from the Mat Bevel Company.

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Safos Dance Theatre

Safos Dance Theatre

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

Safos’ mission is to create contemporary artistic forms that reflect the common experiences of our diverse community. Focusing predominately on Latina/os, Safos provides a safe space for artists, encourages innovative movements, and uses nontraditional forms and body types to represent the cultural diversity of the US/Mexico borderlands.

 

Pictured is a performer from Dance in the Desert.

 

Photo by: Dominic AZ Bonuccelli

Photo courtesy of: Yvonne Montoya & Dance in the Desert

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Mosaics by Andrea Edmundson

Mosaics by Andrea Edmundson

stART Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

Project: “Mosaic Art – From Hobby to Business”

 

“I am transitioning my mosaic art from hobby status to business. I currently have a split web presence – my website (Weebly-based) and my art portfolio (via Artwork Archive). A software upgrade to each of these allows me to combine two sites into one, integrated art business site. In addition, getting a band saw allows me to create more unique mosaics and to keep up with student demand for more mosaics classes.”

 

Pictured is her website, highlighting the challenge of integrating two websites into one business site.

 

Photo courtesy of: Andrea Edmundson

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Tucson Tellers of Tales

Tucson Tellers of Tales

stART Grant

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FY 2018-2019

Project: “Southwestern Folklore with Joe Hayes”

 

“Tellers of Tales is proud to announce that Joe Hayes, renowned author and bilingual storyteller of Southwest folklore, is coming to Tucson April 4-7. Through the support of the Arts Foundation, he will give a morning workshop and an afternoon concert Saturday, April 6, at the Unscrewed Theater at 4500 E. Speedway. He will be presenting to several school groups throughout his visit. He tells with humor and heart for listeners of all ages.”

 

Pictured is Joe Hayes.

 

Photo courtesy of: Tucson Tellers of Tales

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Borderlands Theater

Borderlands Theater

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

Borderlands Theater is a professional theater company that champions the development and production of new and established plays and playwrights, whose work resonates with diverse audiences; it partners with regional civic organizations to foster diversity in play development, productions, and programs for adults and youth.

 

Photo courtesy of: Borderlands Theater

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Karima Walker

Karima Walker

stART Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

Project: Biosphere 2 and Beyond

 

“I will be using this stART grant to fund the purchase of a powerful projector. This additional visual surface will allow me to open up and explore new ways of using images, space and light as an immersive, sculptural and narrative tool at an upcoming show at the Biosphere 2.”

 

Pictured is Walker’s live performance at Exploded View microCinema in 2017.

 

Photo by: Lex Gjurasic

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Literacy Connects / Stories that Soar!

Literacy Connects (Stories that Soar)

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

Literacy Connects / Stories that Soar! connects people of all ages to a world of opportunities through literacy and creative expression.

 

Pictured are authors and actors celebrating at Best of Stories that Soar! at the Fox Tucson Theatre to conclude the 2017-18 season.

 

Photo Credit: Brendan Murphy

 

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StoryArts Group, Inc.

StoryArts Group

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

StoryArts Group is a 501(c)3, nonprofit, community-supported arts organization whose mission is to create, support, preserve, promote and celebrate the art of storytelling.

 

Pictured is Odyssey Storytelling, 2018 taken at the Sea of Glass Center for the Arts.

 

Photo courtesy of: StoryArts Group, Inc.

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Winding Road Theater Ensemble

Winding Road Theater Ensemble

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

Winding Road Theater Ensemble’s mission is to tell dynamic, theatrical stories that illuminate the human condition and celebrate the theater’s power to entertain us, move us, and bring us joy, with a special commitment to developing new work by American playwrights.

 

Pictured is postcard from Stupid Bird.

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Leaps for Lives

Leaps for Lives

stART Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

Project: Purchase of Harlequin Reversible Flooring

 

“The mission of the Leaps for Lives Dance Company is to raise funding and awareness for Southern Arizona pet rescues through dance productions. Thanks to the Arts Foundation, we were able to purchase a portable dance floor to aide us in our mission.”

 

Pictured is the Leaps for Lives Dance Company outside of The Humane Society of Southern Arizona’s new home.

 

Photo courtesy of: Mikael Wiley

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Funhouse Movement Theater

Funhouse Movement Theater

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

Funhouse Movement Theater creates quality dance programmings; provides dance education opportunities to the public, including our award-winning Youth Outreach Program; and encourages collaboration within the dance community to speak of the importance of the arts in our lives.

 

Photo courtesy of: Funhouse Movement Theater

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Ballet Arts Foundation

Ballet Arts Foundation

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

Ballet Arts was established in September of 1986 and has since gained the reputation as Arizonas foremost classical ballet training institution. Our permanent faculty is comprised of highly accomplished ballet, jazz, and tap professionals who have danced in prestigious American companies as soloists and principal dancers.

 

Pictured is Jenna Johnson & Mauricio Vergara in Viva Piazzolla!

 

Photo by: Ed Flores

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Stories that Soar! at the Tucson Festival of Books

Literacy Connects (Stories that Soar)

Event Sponsorship Program

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Spring 2019

Event: Stories that Soar! at the Tucson Festival of Books

 

Stories that Soar! at the Tucson Festival of Books is a performance of stories written by students at Robison Elementary for a public celebration of literacy and arts. Students from Robison are invited to “feed” the “hungry” Magic Box, a special place where children submit original stories, poems, and drawings that are giving back to them in a magical way. Through this opportunity, children explore subjects that are relevant to their lives, culture, and the world around them.

 

Photo courtesy of Literacy Connects

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Southwest Folklife Alliance

Southwest Folklife Alliance

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

The Southwest Folklife Alliance is an affiliate non-profit organization of the University of Arizona, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. We are the designated Folk Arts Partner of the Arizona Commission on the Arts with the support of the National Endowment of the Arts. Their mission is to build more equitable and vibrant communities by celebrating the everyday expressions of culture, heritage, and diversity in the Greater Southwest.

 

Pictured is an event in front of the Pima County Courthouse.

 

Photo courtesy of: Steven Meckler

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Arts for All, Inc.

Arts for All Inc

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

Since 1985, Arts for All, Inc., a Tucson-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has been inspiring children with and without disabilities to participate in the arts. Our Adult Day program was added in 1998. We offer services through creative programs including Adult Day activities, Out-of-School Time, and Summer and Winter Arts Camps. We are leaders in providing accessible art education, training and experiences for our community. .

 

Photo courtesy of: Arts for All, Inc.

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KXCI Community Radio

KXCI Community Radio

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

Founded in 1983, KXCI is committed to connecting the communities of Tucson and Southern Arizona to each other – and the world – with informative, engaging, and creative community-based programming. More than 35,000 listeners tune in to the station each week over the air and online. KXCI plays music from all genres and eras, as well as informative, locally-produced mini-programs, provided by 70+ volunteer DJs and on-air hosts.

 

Photo courtesy of: KXCI Community Radio

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Tohono Chul Park

Tohono Chul Park

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

The mission of Tohono Chul is to enrich people’s lives by connecting them with the wonders of nature, art, and culture in the Sonoran Desert region and inspiring wise stewardship of the natural world.

 

Pictured is from the Welcome Gallery Featured Artist Exhibit — William Lesch / Heart of Saguaro / Blue | archival pigment print.

 

Photo courtesy of: Tohono Chul Park

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Sons of Orpheus--The Male Choir of Tucson

Sons of Orpheus -- The Male Choir of Tucson

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

Sons of Orpheus–The Male Choir of Tucson provides men with opportunities to learn and perform a varied choral repertoire from many cultures.

 

Pictured is a warm-up at the Benedictine Monastery on Country Club in Tucson prior to a performance by Sons of Orpheus and many other choirs during a weekend festival to encourage the retention of the space as a performance venue. Date of warm-up and later performance: October 19, 2018.

 

Photo Credit: Walt Thomas.

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Owl & Panther

Owl & Panther

stART Grant

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FY 2018-2019

Project: “This is Beauty”

 

“Owl & Panther’s This is Beauty project takes a deep look at beauty through art, explorations in nature, and writing. Participants will discuss what beauty means to each of them, and learn to discover and embody diverse ideas of beauty.”

 

Pictured is Owl & Panther participants working together on a team-building challenge.

 

Photo by: Cindy Callahan

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Our Family Services

Our Family Services

stART Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

Project: “Photo Voice 2018”

 

“Our Family Services’ Photo Voice project will empower homeless single mothers to reclaim narratives about their lives through photography, storytelling, and self-advocacy.”

 

Pictured is a mother and daughter playing at Tucson Park, Our Family Services.

 

Photo courtesy of: Jessica Caraballo

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Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Tucson

MOCA

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

Established by artists, MOCA is Tucson’s only museum devoted exclusively to contemporary art from Tucson and around the globe. MOCA is committed to thinking globally, acting locally, and engaging with the ethics and aesthetics of contemporary life. Through varied programs, MOCA is Tucson’s primary educational resource for contemporary art and maintains a full exhibition, education, and artist-in-residence program.

 

Pictured is Natalie Lanese’s, “Depthless Without You”.

 

Photo courtesy of: Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson

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Bravo TSO!

Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Event Sponsorship Program

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Spring 2019

Event: Bravo TSO by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra

 

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra (TSO) performs a free concert, Bravo TSO, to thank their long-time supporters and engage with new listeners in Tucson. The concert includes the full orchestra, conductor, young artists, and full production staff. The goal is to highlight TSO’s partnership with young performing arts groups and make the symphony accessible to people who would not normally attend season performances.

 

Photo courtesy of Tucson Symphony Orchestra

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Tucson Cine Mexico

Tucson Cine Mexico

Event Sponsorship Program

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Spring 2019

Event: Tucson Cine Mexico

 

A signature program of the University of Arizona’s Hanson FilmTV Institute, Tucson Cine Mexico is dedicated to screening the best in contemporary narrative and documentary films from Mexico for a diverse audience.

 

Photo courtesy of Tucson Cine Mexico

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Live Theatre Workshop

Live Theatre Workshop

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

Live Theatre Workshop provides performances and education to entertain, enlighten, and uplift our community while developing theatrical talent.

 

Pictured is the performer from Snoopy.

 

Photo by: Ryan Fagan

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Arizona Theatre Company

Arizona Theatre Company

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

Arizona Theatre Company is a professional regional theatre company operating in both Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona. It performs a season of six productions at two theatres—the only League of Resident Theatres member to do so—at the Temple of Music and Art in Tucson and the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix..

 

Photo courtesy of: Arizona Theatre Company

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Artifact Dance Project

Artifact Dance Project

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

Artifact Dance Project’s mission is to present innovative and original dance with live music through exceptional collaborations that inspire thought, creativity, and discovery.

 

Pictured is a performance featuring Jeffery Griffith and Marquez Johnson.

 

Photo by: Ed Flores

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True Concord Voices & Orchestra

True Concord Voices & Orchestra

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

True Concord Voices & Orchestra enriches lives through the transformational power of classical music, accomplishing its mission primarily through the performance of masterworks and the diverse music of America.

 

Photo courtesy of True Concord Voices & Orchestra.

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Odaiko Sonora / Rhythm Industry

Odaiko Sonora / Rhythm Industry

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

Rhythm Industry Performance Factory is an artist-owned incubator space dedicated to the creation and rehearsal of performance art. We manufacture loud, large and unusual art at the Factory, so that it may be presented elsewhere.

 

Photo by: Kathleen Dreier

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Lead Guitar

Lead Guitar

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

Lead Guitar establishes permanent classical guitar classes in public schools with low access to the arts.

 

Pictured is UA Presents Guest Artists Beijing Guitar Duo perform for 650+ Lead Guitar and other arts students at Desert View High School on November 13, 2018.

 

Photo by: Brad Richter

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Desert Voices Chorus

Desert Voices Chorus

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

Desert Voices is Arizona’s premier LGBTQ chorus. We are a not-for-profit corporation committed to promoting the ongoing and positive gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender presence in our community. We advocate understanding, cooperation, and peaceful coexistence. Our chorus is a unique and diverse mix of LGBTQ people and straight allies all singing together with one voice. Since Desert Voices began its journey in 1988, our voices have been heard in performances all throughout Arizona. Now under the baton of Artistic Director Brayton Bollenbacher and the expertise of acclaimed Dr. Kyungsun Choi, our family is constantly growing and looking for new members, fans, and friends of the cause under our new mission statement: “Fostering Community Through Song”.

 

Photo courtesy of: Desert Voices Chorus

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Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

stART Grant

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FY 2018-2019

Project: “Need2Nourish”

 

“As humans, we nourish our souls through artistic expression and bodies through the food we eat. Need2Nourish, an exhibit designed to deepen understanding of hunger in our community, will take place in Spring 2019. The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona will invite artists to take part in this integration of art and hunger awareness by submitting artwork that allows viewers a glimpse into what hunger looks like in Southern Arizona.”

 

Pictured is logo for Need2Nourish from the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona… nourishing those in need since 1976.

 

Photo courtesy of: Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

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The Symphony Women's Association

The Symphony Women's Association

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

The Symphony Women’s Association (TSWA) provides free music education to children from underserved families in Tucson and Pima County.

 

Pictured is an updated brochure used for public distribution in all mailings, membership meetings and at the two shops that support the Music School, courtesy of The Symphony Women’s Association.

 

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The Loft Cinema

The Loft Cinema

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

The Loft is a local non-profit cinema dedicated to creating community through film, honoring the vision of filmmakers, celebrating ideas, and promoting the appreciation and understanding of the art of film.

 

Pictured is the 2018 Loft Kids’ Fest.

 

Photo by: Jesse Jackson of JesseJ Media

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Tucson Flute Club

Tucson Flute Club

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

The Tucson Flute Club (TFC) was founded in 1970 by then-professor of flute at the University of Arizona, Philip Swanson, along with Lillian Porter and other local flutists.  Several of the original members continue to play with TFC today.  The objectives of the Club are to enable flutists to meet for ensemble playing for their own enjoyment; to broaden the knowledge of flute literature by providing performing opportunities for members & guest artists; and to increase knowledge of the flute through lectures, discussions and related activities.  The current membership numbers about 50, of whom perhaps 25 play on a regular basis with the club.

 

Pictured is an Arizona Daily Star article about the Tucson Flute Club.

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Elizabeth Burden

Elizabeth Burden

stART Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

Project: “Solicitudes and Solitudes: SFAI Truth and Reconciliation Residency”

 

“During a three-month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute, I will create new works about the US criminal justice system. The working title for the project is “Solicitudes and Solitudes,” which will be a series of studio-based and social practice works examining the parts we all play in supporting and subverting the system on individual, familial, communal, and societal levels. It is a topic that is both personal and political, timely and unfortunately timeless.”

 

Pictured is Elizabeth Burden inside her studio.

 

Photo courtesy of: Elizabeth Burden

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Hawkinsdance

Hawkinsdance

stART Grant

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FY 2018-2019

Project: Shelly Hawkins New Work Spring 2019

 

“Hawkins’ new choreographic work will be an expression of feminism in the context of nature vs. nurture, with a stylistic nod to the second wave feminist movement of the 1060s and 70s, creating a thread between that era and now. Her piece will premiere in March 2019 in a show presented by Hawkinsdance, the Tucson contemporary dance company of which she is the Found and Artistic Director.”

 

Pictured is Shelly Hawkins, Founder and Artistic Director of Hawkinsdance.

 

Photo by: Katie Burkholder

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National Poetry Month + Cyclovia Tucson

Living Streets Alliance

Event Sponsorship Program

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Spring 2019

Event: National Poetry Month at Cyclovia Tucson

 

Cyclovia Tucson is a beloved, biannual event by Living Streets Alliance that invites people of all ages and abilities out of their cars, to experience the unique neighborhoods and business districts that make up our city, and to interact with one another on equal terms, outside of the dehumanizing metal box the overwhelming majority of people who use to meet their daily transportation needs.

 

Photo courtesy of Cyclovia Tucson

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Stew-dio Visit Collective

Stew-dio Visit Collective

stART Grant

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FY 2018-2019

Project: “Stew-dio Visit”

 

“Stew-dio Visit is a series of artist-created dinners hosted throughout the city to connect different communities in Tucson, increase the visibility of contemporary art and to foster creative collaborations and opportunities among artists.”

 

Pictured is “Trabajadores” Screen Print.

 

Photo courtesy of: Stew-dio Visit Collective

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Casa Libre en la Solana

Casa Libre en la Solana

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

Casa Libre en la Solana cultivates and enriches a vibrant community of writers and artists through the invention, presentation, and appreciation of creative work.

 

Pictured is Raquel Salas Rivera performing for the Fair Weather Reading Series in August 2018.

 

Photo courtesy of: Casa Libre en la Solana

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Valley of the Moon

Valley of the Moon

General Operating Support Grant

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FY 2018 – 2019

 

George Phar Legler designed and created Valley of the Moon largely between 1923 and 1932.  Legler, a postal clerk and visionary artist, created a enchanted storybook land and gave it  away to promote kindness and spark imagination.  Valley of the Moon formally became a nonprofit in 1945 to advocate tolerance and brotherly love regardless of race, creed or color and to present the power of the mind as a leading factor in maintaining the health of the body. A strong tradition of theatrical performances and fantasy adventures have delighted generations of guest and volunteers..

 

Picture by: Missa Cherie

 

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