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.

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

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Arts and Culture

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.


Arts and Culture

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]

 


Arts and Culture

Flinn Foundation launches newsletter for Arizona arts and culture community

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

Subscribers to the newsletter will receive media story summaries in their inbox twice per month. Sign up on this website to stay updated on the latest arts news. [Sign up]


Arts and Culture

Flinn awards nearly $900K to assist Arizona arts groups 

Eleven Arizona arts-and-culture organizations have been awarded a combined $870,000 from the Flinn Foundation to assist in their continuing recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grants approved by the Flinn Foundation Board of Directors range between $60,000 and $125,000.

The organizations include the Arizona Opera, Arizona Science Center, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Ballet Arizona, Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Childsplay, Desert Botanical Garden, Heard Museum, Museum of Northern Arizona, Phoenix Art Museum, and Phoenix Zoo. [Read more]


Arts and Culture

Flinn Foundation gives $40,000 for small Arizona arts groups

Ten Arizona arts-and-culture organizations will receive a combined $40,000 under a Flinn Foundation initiative that will support rural and diverse art galleries, festivals, dance classes, museums, workshops, and education.

“Our hope is that each of these grants will make a difference to the community, enabling festivals to flourish, galleries to spotlight local talent, creators to engage the next generation, and so much more,” said Tammy McLeod, Flinn Foundation president and CEO. “We are proud to be supporting the arts in these Arizona towns that add so much to our state’s vibrancy.” [Read more]


News and Updates

Collage of headshots of the 2022 Flinn-Brown Fellows

Arts and Culture

Arizona Center for Civic Leadership chooses statewide leaders for Flinn-Brown Fellowship

The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation has selected the 2022 Flinn-Brown Fellows, 27 leaders who will participate in Arizona’s most prestigious leadership program on state policy and politics. Members of the 14th cohort of Flinn-Brown Fellows, bringing together diverse political perspectives, experience, and policy interests, currently serve in the private and […]

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Arts and Culture

Venom research at Arizona Sonora Desert Museum; Juan Gabriel at Ballet Arizona; and more arts & culture news

Ballet Arizona celebrates iconic Mexican singer Juan Gabriel with new production / Arizona Republic The music and memory of the late musical icon will be celebrated in Phoenix at the hand of Ib Andersen, artistic director of Ballet Arizona. Deadly Venom From Spiders and Snakes May Cure What Ails You / New York Times In a small room at […]

Arts and Culture

Arizona Arts & Culture News: A summary of the leading media stories about the state’s arts and culture community

‘Desert Rider’ exhibit examines transportation, landscape, and Latinx and Indigenous identity / Fronteras A new exhibit at Phoenix Art Museum called “Desert Rider” highlights a diverse display of art by Latinx and Indigenous artists of the Southwest. ‘This program is a thank you’: Veterans find friendship, creative outlet in art classes / Arizona Republic More than 600,000 veterans and […]

Arts and Culture

Arizona Arts & Culture News: A summary of the leading media stories about the state’s arts and culture community

Major gift of contemporary soft sculpture given to Heard Museum / Art Daily The Heard Museum has announced a gift of 23 works of contemporary Indigenous art—a selection of beaded soft sculpture figural dolls collected over the past 25 years—from Charles and Valerie Diker. New immersive art exhibit opens in Scottsdale / ABC 15 Immersive Klimt Revolution, now open […]