​Arts Learning

​The Office of Arts and Culture currently supports arts learning programs and partnerships through an annual Educational Artist-in-Residency Program in the spring and a Student Worker Program offered during academic cycles.  We envision students​ of all ages thriving through opportunities to learn and maximize their creative potential in developing the personal, social, and intellectual skills that are critical to success in life, school, and work. ​

 Creative Curriculum Program

Arts Learning, building creative skills for lifeThe Spring 2024 Call to Teaching Artists intererst form is now open!

Awarded stipend for the teaching artist is $5,000.

Deadline is January 19, 2024 11:59 p.m.

Launched in Spring 2022, Creative Curriculum Program is a educational Artist-in-residence program that uses the arts, including creative writing, visual arts, and other disciplines, to get students excited and engaged about learning. Working closely with teachers, district specialists, and Office staff, local artists create lesson plans, develop trainings, and provide in-person instruction to help students achieve district standards and goals.​

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 ArtCorps Student Worker Program

​​Currently,​ ArtCorps Student Worker Positions are closed for the 2023-2024 Academic cycle. Stay tuned for the next opportunuty to apply for various Phoenix based Arts and Culture Organizations in 2024! 

Phoenix ArtCorps is a student employment program from the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) that seeks to provide undergraduate students with the comprehensive skills, mentorship, and experience ​they need to launch their arts and culture careers. 

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 ‭(Hidden)‬ Phoenix Arts and Culture Activity Book

The Office of Arts and Culture created an activity book for kids to learn that art is everywhere! Join Brushy, the paintbrush to explore arts and culture in Phoenix.​ Request a copy or download activity pages.​​

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 ‭(Hidden)‬ Youth Poet Laureate Program

Creative Youth of Arizona LLC is proud to present the Phoenix Youth Poet Laureate Program in conjunction with RE:FRAME Youth Arts Center​, Urban Word​, and the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture. The Phoenix Youth Poet Laureate Program aims to foster the creative voi​​​​​ces of Phoenix by providing mentorship and service, as well as opportunities for literary and personal growth. 

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 ‭(Hidden)‬ Youth Arts and Culture Council

The Youth Arts and Culture Council1 (YACC) is a collective of young people who advocate for youth representation in Phoenix and strive to provide arts and culture experiences to all Phoenix residents. Members are city of Phoenix residents and represent Phoenix's eight council districts.

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 Program Contact

​Elida Acosta, Community Programs and Engagement Manager, 602-495-0191,

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 Arts Learning Resources

Americans for​ the Arts​ envisions a country where everyone has access to—and takes part in—high quality and lifelong learning experiences in the arts, both in school and in the community. Find research and advocacy tools to help make the case for arts education. 

Arizona Commission on the Arts provides a variety of funding opportunities that enable schools, organizations and community groups to carry out projects and to maintain ongoing, high quality arts programming.​

​The Arizona Department of Education Arts Education Office provides support to arts educators, classroom teachers, school and district administrators, and arts stakeholders so that every student has the opportunity to experience the power and beauty of the arts.​

​The National Endowment for the Arts​ (NEA) envisions a nation where every student is engaged and empowered through an excellent arts education. NEA Arts Education funding is focused on students. Projects are for pre-K-12 students), the educators and artists who support them, and the schools and communities that serve them. 

The National Guild for Community Arts Education​ is the sole national service organization for providers of community arts education. In order to strengthen organizations and further advance community arts educators' practice, the Guild offers learning opportunities and resources, leadership development, and connection with fellow practitioners. 

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 ‭(Hidden)‬ Youth Artists' Show​case

​The Youth Artists' Showcase is a celebration of art created by young people in Phoenix who are under the age of 20. Sponsored by the Youth Arts and Culture Council, this event features both visual and performing arts. It is open to the public and creates an accessible space for young people to promote their creative projects and share their perspectives.​

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 ‭(Hidden)‬ Past Programs

​​Joint Arts Education Confe​rence

Every two years, the Joint Arts Education Conference, presented by the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Arizona Department of Education brings together Arizona’s teaching artists, educators, arts administrators and arts education advocates to explore key areas and trends in education and the significant role arts educators play in the academic, social and personal success of students. In 2018, the conference collaborated with members of the Youth and Culture Council to work with the planning staff in a collaborative effort to provide Arizona educators, administrators, and teaching artists an opportunity to explore the potential of student-centered learning and develop culturally responsive curriculum.

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