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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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: ‘Road to Healing’ tour; Super Bowl Experience mural; Childsplay receives $15K grant

Governor’s FY2024 Executive Budget Proposes $20 million for the Arts / Arizona Commission on the Arts The 2024 executive budget from the Office of Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs proposes a historic $20 million one-time allocation to the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Childsplay to receive $15K grant from the National Endowment for the Arts / […]

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Arizona Arts & Culture News: New Arizona Commission on the Arts director; Borderlands Theater wins award; Phoenix Theatre expands

Arizona Commission on the Arts hires Jacky Alling as interim executive director / Arizona Commission on the Arts The Arizona Commission on the Arts announced the hiring of Jacky Alling as interim executive director, who comes to the agency from Arizona State University’s Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation and, prior to that, the […]

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Arizona Arts & Culture News: $320K to Coconino County; Artist tribute to indigenous women; ‘Black Nativity’ is back

Phoenix City Council approves $500 million bond program. Here’s where the money will go / Arizona Republic If approved by Phoenix voters in 2023, more than $50 million would be set aside for arts and culture projects, including the construction of a new permanent home for Valley Youth Theatre, an expansion of the Children’s Museum […]

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Arizona Arts & Culture News: Phoenix Art Museum welcomes curator; Healing Hopi art; Frank Lloyd Wright photo exhibit

  NAU to provide full tuition to members of Arizona’s tribes / Navajo-Hopi Observer Northern Arizona University will provide full tuition coverage for members of Arizona’s 22 federally recognized tribes beginning in fall 2023 through an expansion to the Access2Excellence initiative. Phoenix Art Museum welcomes first curator dedicated to local art / KJZZ Christian Ramírez, […]