TPAC in the News


July 11, 2014

Teaching Moments: Evaluating Impact with TPAC

Article reprinted from Arts Link  (Summer 2014), published by Americans for the Arts. SOMETHING THAT ALL organizations, big and small, deal with is evaluating impact. Especially in the nonprofit arts, determining what to measure and how to measure it can seem nearly impossible. Four years after initiating its PLACE (People, Land, Arts, Culture, and Engagement) […]

June 7, 2014

2014 Lumies presented for work in and support of the arts in Tucson

By Kathleen Allen Posted in the Arizona Daily Star 6/7/14 The 2014 Lumies Arts & Business Awards were presented at a celebration Friday night at the Tucson Museum of Art. More than 400 were expected to attend the event. The awards, presented to artists, art patrons and art educators, are given to contributors to the […]

April 25, 2014

Sun Link streetcar artwork goes with the ‘flow’

April 24, 2014 12:00 am  •  By Kathy Allen Tucson’s Sun Link streetcar isn’t scheduled to begin its rounds until the end of July. But the public art that marks eight of its 23 stops is installed and proudly declaring Tucson’s commitment to the arts. You may be in too big a hurry to take […]

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 21, 2014

AZ Daily Star: Who says artists have no influence?

Reprinted from the Arizona Daily Star April 21, 2014 11:30 am  •  Kathleen Allen Tucson City Manager Richard Miranda submitted a revised recommended budget for FY ’15 today, and he’s had a change of heart about the Tucson Pima Arts Council,. We like to think he did it because there was such a swift and […]

April 17, 2014

Tucson Weekly – Five Questions: Junot Díaz

Reprinted from The Range Posted by Mari Herreras on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM In late March, still high from the Festival of Books, Weekly World Central, well, squealed all girly like when the Tucson Pima Arts Council and the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry announced Junot Díaz was coming to the Moldy Pueblo. […]

April 9, 2014

Tucson Weekly: Unkind Cuts

Jim Nintzel reviews the City Manager’s proposal to cut arts funding from $400,000 to $100,000.

April 9, 2014

KGUN-9: New “cocoon” sculpure installed on Tucson’s eastside

Eastside residents say they’re excited about the new 11,000 pound sculpture designed by Joe O’Connell, Blessings Hancock and Nina Borgia.

September 23, 2013

Arts in Pima County Mean More Than $80M to Local Economy

AZ Illustrated news story spotlights TPAC report on how the arts improve our region’s economy and quality of life.

July 31, 2013

Creativity Can Unify Communities

Arizona Public Media: Creativity Can Unify Communities. In this “Arizona Illustrated” interview, Deborah Cullinan from Intersection for the Arts and TPAC Executive Director Roberto Bedoya discuss how the arts serve as a powerful force for uniting and enlivening communities.

Folklorico dancers at Tucson Meet Yourself. Photo by Steven Meckler.