Press Releases

April 21, 2014

Arizona Daily Star Guest Column: Cutting funding for the arts in Tucson is bad for business

April 20, 2014 12:00 am  •  By Daniel Buckley Special to the Arizona Daily Star Tucson’s city manager has proposed a 75 percent reduction in funding to the Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC) from its current $400,000 to $100,000. This in the wake of 45 percent funding cuts since 2007. Not only does this insult […]

April 8, 2014

MacArthur ‘Genius’ & Author Junot Díaz to Speak at Fox Theatre

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :: April 8, 2014 The Tucson Pima Arts Council and Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry are greatly pleased to present Pulitzer Prize-winning author and McArthur ‘Genius’ Junot Díaz at the Fox Theatre on April 23rd. Born in the Dominican Republic, raised in New Jersey and currently serving as an MIT tenured professor, Junot […]

March 6, 2014

Refractions: Interpretations of Space and Place in the Tucson Landscape in Latest Pioneer Exhibit

Paintings exploring multiple dimensions, by Christina McNearney, Jennifer Day and Linda Chappel, are the latest features in the Tucson Pima Arts Council’s second show of the season.

February 13, 2014

Light up Tucson!
Call for 2014 Nominees for the Lumies Arts & Business Awards

The Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC) invites members of the public to help illuminate Tucson with nominations for its annual Lumies Arts & Business Awards.

February 4, 2014

Two New Reports Show How the Arts Transform Communities

TPAC is proud to announce the release of two innovative reports that look at the arts and placemaking in our region.

January 10, 2014

PLACE Grants from TPAC Help Bring Communities Together

TPAC is pleased to announce the recipients of its fifth round of grant awards to artists and arts organizations that use the arts to engage communities in building a tolerant and vibrant civil society.

December 2, 2013

Climate Change: Three Tucson Painters Evoke
Old Pueblo Weather Patterns in Latest
Pioneer Building Exhibit

Climate Change pays homage to the atmospheric changes taking place in the Old Pueblo—from the beauty of the sunsets during monsoon season to the shimmer of city streets under rainy night skies to the golden light that permeates our days all year long.

December 2, 2013

Fiber Artist Monica Zavala Durazo Receives
2013 Open Studio Tour Directors Award

Monica was one of over 100 artists whose work was considered for the Award.

November 12, 2013

TPAC Announces the 2013-14 General Operating
Support (GOS) Grant Awardees

The grant’s focus on asset building offers organizations an opportunity to find ways to strengthen their long-term sustainable capacity building.

October 22, 2013

Tucson and Pima County Talent Expected to Draw Record Numbers of Visitors to the 2013 Open Studio Tour

The Open Studio Tour this year includes 224 gifted artists working in an amazing range of mediums, styles and genres, throughout the whole of Tucson and Pima County.

Sons of Orpheus performance. Photo by Steven Meckler.