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The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced 38 grants awarded to Arizona schools and nonprofit organizations. These grants work to support programs that establish or enhance opportunities for Arizona residents of all ages to learn through or about the arts.

In total, $93,000 was awarded in this wave of grantmaking. In July, the Arts Commission, a state agency that also administers funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, approved $2.65 million in grants to Arizona nonprofit arts organizations, festivals, schools, and community-based programs throughout the state.

This wave of grants comprises two funding programs:

Arts Learning Collaboration Grants enhance the work of school-based arts teaching and learning programs through collaborative projects taking place in-school (during regular school hours), after-school, or during summer/inter-session and in-services.

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Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants support partnerships that foster meaningful arts learning experiences in a variety of community settings for learners of any age. Community/social service organizations or governmental entities partnered with arts organizations or professional teaching artists are eligible to apply.

Grantees include The Peak School in Flagstaff.

Specifically the grant  will support a 10-week program for students at The Peak School, where students will learn about dance and use the movement to connect academic content to their personal self. Students will express their gained knowledge of a curriculum related topic and "self" in a positive performance for the community. 

For a complete list of grantees in your area, visit www.azarts.gov/grant-news/fiscal-year-2019-grantees.

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