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The Flinn Foundation supports arts and culture in Arizona principally through the Initiative for Financial and Creative Health, which helps some of Arizona’s largest arts-and-culture organizations identify and design strategies to impact programmatic innovations and 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 a partnership with the Arizona Commission on the Arts to support organizations, primarily in rural areas of Arizona.
During his time as a pediatrician, amid countless medical conferences and meetings, Dr. Jeff Weiss began creating detailed artistic designs to pass the time in-between lectures.
Soon enough, Weiss was giving away his doodles to interested friends and colleagues.
The retired physician, who worked at Phoenix Children’s Hospital for most of his three decades in the Phoenix area, now spends his time creating art, including experimenting with new styles and submitting his work to shows. He was a featured artist in the latest Flinn Foundation art exhibition for his piece, “Kernicterus,” which was on display at the foundation’s central Phoenix building earlier this year. [Read more]
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]
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]
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]
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.
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Scottsdale Arts receives largest gift in its history / Scottsdale Independent Scottsdale Arts recently received notification from the Michael and Ellen Ziegler Trust that the Ziegler estate has awarded more than $11.5 million to the organization, most of which will be pledged toward a future capital infrastructure project. Tucson’s Borderlands Theater gets $100K grant to […]
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Arizona invests $5.4 million in nonprofit arts sector / Daily Independent The Arizona Commission on the Arts announced 367 grant awards totaling $5.4 million to an array of organizations and programs, from world-class museums to rural arts centers. The agency is now accepting applications for the second round of grants through Sept. 14. How pairing an artist […]
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By Julie AndersonFlinn Foundation During his time as a pediatrician, amid countless medical conferences and meetings, Dr. Jeff Weiss began creating detailed artistic designs to pass the time in-between lectures. Soon enough, Weiss was giving away his doodles to interested friends and colleagues. “Whenever I would sit down and try to draw, I never was […]
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Gov. Hobbs appoints new art commissioners, including two from Flagstaff / Arizona Daily Sun The Arizona Commission on the Arts announced four new appointments to their 15-member governing board of commissioners, including two from Flagstaff and one each from Globe and Bisbee. Tribal nations celebrate new monument near the Grand Canyon / High Country News […]