News and Updates

Arizona Arts & Culture News: Women veterans featured; Corazón Migrante in Nogales; Spring Training exhibit

March 24, 2023

Bisbee man brings design prowess to Oscars, local projects / Herald/Review If you watched the Oscars earlier this month and admired the stage setting, you are one of the many fans of Bisbee native Michael Page’s artistic talent when it…


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Arizona Arts & Culture News: African American history museum; Northern Arizona Playwriting Showcase; Super Bowl brings opportunity

March 10, 2023

African American history museum aims to preserve Black history and fight for social change / Cronkite News The African American Museum of Southern Arizona officially opened on Jan. 14 in Tucson. The museum’s intention is to “enable the community to…


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Arizona Arts & Culture News: Black Theatre Troupe honored; Botanical garden competition; New UA Poetry Center mural

February 24, 2023

ASU professor hopes to be mirror of pride for Arizonans as poet laureate / The State Press The unofficial purpose of Arizona’s poet laureate—according to Alberto Ríos, the state’s first poet laureate—is to hold a mirror up to the state,…


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Arizona Arts & Culture News: Super Bowl LVII spotlights Chicana, Native American artist; Scottsdale features pro athlete art; 2023 TYA/USA festival & conference

February 13, 2023

NFL spotlights Chicana, Native American artist Lucinda ‘La Morena’ Hinojos for Super Bowl LVII / NFL News The NFL has partnered with artist Lucinda “La Morena” Hinojos of Phoenix to be the marquee artist of Super Bowl LVII, becoming the first Chicana,…


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Arizona Arts & Culture News: ‘Road to Healing’ tour; Super Bowl Experience mural; Childsplay receives $15K grant

January 27, 2023

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…


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

January 13, 2023

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…


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

December 16, 2022

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…


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