Arizona Artbeat: Funding for the Arts
May 12, 2016
The $9.6 Billion budget passed by the state legislature includes a $1.5 million one-year allocation for the Arizona Commission on the Arts to use for grants and programs for nonprofit arts and culture organizations statewide. The current year budget did not have any arts funding and resulted in the loss of a significant number of grants for organizations across Arizona. The 15 members of the Arizona Commission on the Arts will meet in June to decide how to distribute the money. Catherine “Rusty” Foley, executive director of Arizona Citizens for the Arts, and Jaime Dempsey, deputy director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, will talk about the funding and how it might be spent.