A gateway to the arts: The Arizona Arts Master Plan sees the future through an inclusive lens
July 18, 2022
The School of Art renovation was the first project to be completed as part of the Arizona Arts Master Plan. This is the third and final installment in a series of articles spotlighting the Arizona Arts Master Plan. While physical construction is the focus of the master plan, it also includes new programming designed to give opportunities for creative expression to historically underrepresented communities.
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UArizona to provide tuition-free education for Native American undergraduates in Arizona
June 27, 2022
The new Arizona Native Scholars Grant program, the first of its kind in the state, will cover tuition and fees for full-time, in-state undergraduate students from Arizona’s 22 federally recognized tribes. Beginning in the fall, new and continuing full-time, degree-seeking, in-state undergraduates will be eligible for the Arizona Native Scholars Grant, the first program of its kind in Arizona. More than 400 students enrolled at UArizona last year meet the criteria for the new program. The program will be administered by UArizona Enrollment Management.
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The University of Arizona recognizes Juneteenth with embedded year-round programming
June 14, 2022
A planning committee chaired by Dr. Tyina Steptoe and Dr. Treya Allen has developed a yearlong program, Beyond Juneteenth, as a means of promoting awareness of the holiday and its significance within the struggle for racial justice in the United States. This programming will illuminate and celebrate the history of African Americans in the Southwest and the impact Black Americans have had in shaping our state and our region.
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Announcing the Inaugural JustArts Fellowship
May 1, 2022
The JustArts Fellowship advances equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) by inviting student leaders in the arts to identify challenges and propose creative solutions.
Students selected for the Fellowship design and complete a change-oriented project that increases student access to meaningful arts experiences. Fellows collaborate with student peers and Arizona Arts mentors to bring a more just vision of the arts to life. Impactful projects will educate, inspire, and connect members of Arizona Arts and the broader community.
Apply by June 6, 2022 to be considered for the 2022-2023 Fellows Class
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S.A.L.O.N. has a huge showing for its first event
April 1, 2022
The School of Theater, Film, & Television and the School of Art’s invisibility and Sienna Collective came together for its first Student Artist Live Opportunity Night (S.A.L.O.N). Hosting over a dozen performances and demonstrations and over 50 attendees, the event was a success in supporting students of color in the arts in their works-in-progress for curated feedback. This outdoor “salon” is intended to expand student networks across the UA arts programs gaining valuable insight, connections, and support.
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S.A.L.O.N highlights the critical scholarship and need for community building for underrepresented students in the arts on UArizona campus.
School of Art student receives the 2022 Maria Teresa Velez Diversity Leadership Scholarship
March 18, 2022
Third year Art & Visual Culture Education student, Lynn Robinson, was selected from among a list of distinguished graduate students and announced as a recipient of the 2022 Maria Teresa Velez Diversity Leadership Scholarship. awarded annually to a doctoral student at the University of Arizona who, through their teaching, research, or outreach and service, has demonstrated a commitment to furthering diversity in education, higher education, and the community at large.
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In honor of Dr. Maria Teresa Velez, Associate Dean, University of Arizona Graduate College, and her lifelong commitment to promoting graduate student diversity and inclusion and pushing for the highest of student excellence.
Grammy Award winning ensemble, Imani Winds visits UArizona
January 21, 2022
Photo: Shervin Lainez
A partnership between The Fred Fox School of Music, Racial Justice Studio, and Equity in the Arts saw an incredible series of events brought into fruition with Imani Winds, an award winning wind ensemble. A conversation and masterclass were held at the Center for Creative Photography inviting the UArizona community and friends for a truly outstanding event.
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