BENEFITING: ARIZONA CONSORTIUM FOR THE ARTS
Arizona Consortium for the Arts is a new arts and culture organization. We are a nonprofit , 501c3 tax exempt organization. Currently, the consortium provides support for Arizona artists as well as fostering free access to the arts for the general public by providing information, hosting cultural, performing arts and arts events free to the community. Our first project is “ The Blue Guitar” Magazine. The magazine features emerging and established Arizona writers and artists in all genres. The Blue Guitar magazine, is in its third, Spring 2010 edition. It is well-known around the state. We receive submissions from all over Arizona. There is a call to writers for the summer edition. We will continue to publish the magazine online until we will be able to afford to print it and distribute it for free to hospitals, schools, senior centers, etc. Visit: www.theblueguitarmagazine.org
Our vision is to establish a multicultural, multidisciplinary arts center with an open door policy, including offering programs to help nurture and support underserved and underprivileged populations through the promotion of the arts. Everyone will be welcomed there to learn and share their expertise from novices to professionals. We would like to build a new facility or find an existing facility for a theater, gallery, art studios, classroom space and a cafe. The Gallery will host art exhibits by emerging and established Arizona artists. The art studios will have working spaces for individual artists. There will be rooms dedicated to state-of-the-art painting and life drawing, ceramics, photography darkroom, sculpting, printmaking, recording studio, dance studio and jewelry design. The Center will have space for emerging and established writers and poets to read and share their work. The theater will have a schedule for community theaters, musicians and performance groups to have a place to rehearse and perform. We will offer classes by the finest regional professional teachers and artists.
The arts center itself will be a showcase of unique architecture, sustainability and technology. It will host unrivaled presentations and will have production capabilities for arts, performing arts and cultures. We will present theatre, concerts, performances, site-specific works, installations, screenings, lectures to the public. Our programming will feature contemporary work by choreographers, composers, media artists and others working in genres and disciplines still to be defined.