Flinn Foundation

Improving the quality of life in Arizona to benefit future generations.

Arts and Culture

Improving the financial and creative health of Arizona’s arts-and-culture organizations.

A Flinn program helping large arts organizations increase capitalization and strengthen creative programs.
View snapshots of the nearly 20 participants taking part in the Initiative for Financial and Creative Health.
A Flinn partner and resource for grantees that collects and shares data to strengthen decision-making.
A state agency and Flinn partner helping Arizonans participate in and experience the arts.
Read about the latest developments in Arizona's dynamic arts-and-culture sector, including the Arizona Arts & Culture newsletter.

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Flinn Arts & Culture

The Flinn Foundation supports arts and culture in Arizona principally through the Initiative for Financial and Creative Health, which helps Arizona’s largest arts-and-culture organizations identify and design strategies to impact priority capitalization needs.

The Foundation also supports SMU DataArts, which gives Arizona’s arts-and-culture sector access to standardized data to strengthen organizational effectiveness, and the Creative Communities program of the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

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Flinn Scholar alum and percussionist Trevor Barroero lands dream job in Arizona

Flinn Scholar Trevor Barroero was auditioning in October for the principal percussionist position with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. As an eighth-grade spectator at Tucson Music Hall, Barroero would imagine himself one day playing on that same stage.

The Ironwood Ridge High School of Oro Valley and University of Arizona graduate aced the audition and landed his dream job. 

Barroero, who was offered the merit-based Flinn Scholarship in 2012, had his first concert in November and has been performing at schools from Tucson to Nogales with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet and teaching percussion to youth and adults. [Read more]

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27 Arizona artists on display in Flinn Foundation exhibit

The Flinn Foundation is featuring the work of 27 Arizona artists during its latest art exhibition, nearly double the number of works from its inaugural display earlier this year.

The new exhibit, which opened Oct. 26 at the Flinn Foundation in partnership with Artlink Inc., features a variety of styles that were selected by the foundation following a public call for submissions. 

The artwork will be on display throughout the lobby, conference center, and courtyard of the Flinn Foundation’s Phoenix building for about six months. [Read more]

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Flinn inaugural exhibition features 15 Arizona artists

The Flinn Foundation welcomed artists and supporters March 30 to the opening of its inaugural art exhibition, featuring 15 works of art displayed throughout the lobby and conference center at the Foundation’s office in central Phoenix.

The exhibit, planned and presented in partnership with Artlink Inc., displays a variety of styles from Arizona artists whose works were selected following a public call for submissions.

The selected artists are Jose A Benavides, Carlos Encinas, Linda Enger, Bela Fidel, Aryana Londir, Eric Matranga, Daniel Moore, Joey Melinda Morgan, Mary Neubauer, ML Paulos, Cyd Peroni, Dee Ruff, Lisa Galloway Sprietsma, Loretta Tedeschi-Cuoco, and Joan Waters. [Read more]


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Flinn Foundation newsletter serves Arizona arts and culture community

The Flinn Foundation’s “Arizona Arts & Culture News,” created for the state’s arts and culture community, highlights media stories from around the state about Arizona artists and organizations.

Subscribers to the newsletter will receive media story summaries in their inbox twice per month. It’s a quick and easy way to stay updated on the latest arts and culture news and learn about new exhibits, programs, and artists. Sign up is available on the website. [Sign up]

News and Updates

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Arizona Arts & Culture News: Stolen Arizona art; Hopi corn culture; Guinness World Record at Science Center

Miller named as first woman to be permanent director of UA Art Museum / Tucson Sentinel Olivia Miller, a University of Arizona Museum of Art staffer for more than a decade, was announced as the new permanent director of the museum, which is planning a new state-of-the-art facility. Todd Bankofier named executive director & CEO […]

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Arizona Arts & Culture News: Arizona’s creative economy; ASU exhibit at Arizona Science Center; Valley Metro spotlights artists

My View: To maximize economic growth, we must invest in Arizona’s creative economy / Phoenix Business Journal (Op-ed) In this guest column, Chris Camacho of Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Patrick McWhortor of Arizona Citizens for the Arts examine how Arizona is lagging behind other states in public and private funding for the arts, putting […]

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Arizona Arts & Culture News: Hall of Fame for Sen. Mark Kelly; A Scottsdale vision; Equine art for children

The creator of Ballet Arizona’s iconic ‘Nutcracker’ is leaving. Here’s what we know / Arizona Republic Ballet Arizona’s board of directors announced longtime artistic director Ib Andersen will depart the organization this June and be named artistic director emeritus. Sen. Mark Kelly to reach new heights with US Astronaut Hall of Fame induction / KTAR […]

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Arizona Arts & Culture News: A dementia love story; Heard partners with luxury hotel; Tucson Symphony’s principal percussionist

Flinn Scholar alum and percussionist Trevor Barroero lands dream job in Arizona / Flinn Foundation Class of 2012 Flinn Scholar Trevor Barroero participated in an audition to return to the city and state he loves with the position he has desired for more than half his life. Barroero aced the audition and was named principal […]