Arizona Arts serves as a gateway to the visual and performing arts assets, experiences, and educational programs on the University of Arizona campus. It brings together the highly regarded academic programs in the College of Fine Arts — the schools of dance; art; music; and theatre, film & television — and the University’s world-class arts presenting and engagement units, including Arizona Arts Live, the Center for Creative Photography, and the University of Arizona Museum of Art. We are dedicated to educating, connecting, and inspiring every member of the UA Wildcat community and all visitors to the University of Arizona campus.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are foundational values that guide the development of Arizona Arts. We are working together to continue fostering inclusive curricula, public programming, and workplace cultures that recognize and value diversity as a cornerstone of the arts, creativity, and innovation. This is not the effort of one office or individual, but rather a collective endeavor to manifest inclusive excellence.
In 2022, we began developing Arizona Arts’ first Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Roadmap, a multi-phase process aimed at further aligning our values with visible actions, our statements with concrete outcomes, our ideals with equitable impacts. Progress toward creation of the EDI Roadmap is reported here.