Put Creativity to Work in Your Community -- Apply Today for Az Creative Communities

This post modified from a press release provided by Jaime Dempsey, Deputy Director, Arizona Commission on the Arts and Flinn-Brown Fellow, Cohort 5

Cities/towns and neighborhoods can be dynamic sources and drivers of innovative ideas, enhanced community connectedness, and amplified opportunity. And while it is certainly true that Arizona communities face complex challenges, with resources often under pressure, it is also true that every community has unique creative assets -- some recognized, some still undiscovered.
Last week, the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, in partnership with Southwest Folklife Alliance, sent invitations to every mayor, city/town council member, and city/town manager in the State of Arizona, inviting them to apply to participate in the inaugural AZ Creative Communities Institute.
The AZ Creative Communities Institute (AZ CCI) offers small teams, made up of diverse members of your community, a unique opportunity to explore the many ways Arizona's creativity can be put to work for positive community impact. 

Selected teams will receive financial support to participate in the AZ CCI, and overall, will see between $15,000-$20,000 invested in their communities over 12 months, in cash grants, artist services, and direct support. 
Learn more about the AZ CCI at http://azarts.gov/nextaz/az-creative-communities/, consider applying, or encourage your city/town or neighborhood to assemble a dynamic team and application.
The deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Need Assistance or have questions:
Brad DeBiase
Operations & Special Initiatives Coordinator
Arizona Commission on the Arts
(602) 771-6501
[email protected]