TPAC in the News


June 18, 2015

Tucson Pima Arts Council hosts the 2015 Lumies Arts and Business Awards!

TPAC invites the public to nominate ‘luminaries’ who have made a profound impact through the arts in the communities of Southern Arizona. The nomination deadline is June 29, 2015.

April 14, 2015

EmcArts Fellowship Begins!

On March 27th, EmcArts-a NYC-based firm that seeks to empower arts organizations-came to Tucson to conduct the first of several workshops for their new national fellowship program, Arts Leaders as Cultural Innovators. The 18 month fellowship is a series of seminars, executive coaching, virtual learning and practicums that will equip leaders of arts organizations to […]

March 19, 2015

New Exhibit at Mayor’s Gallery Celebrates Native and Mexican American Art

Local artists include David Contreras, Glory Tacheenie-Campoy, John Salgado, Lester Aguirre, Lydia Maldonado, Michael Contreras and Neda Contreras, and Ceci Garcia.

March 11, 2015

Pima County Youth Arts Award encourages artistic excellence for high school students

In support of young emerging artists in Southern Arizona, Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC) announces the return of the Pima County Youth Arts Award (PCYAA) for 2015.

January 28, 2015

“Cartographies” A New Exhibition at the Historic Pioneer Building

Featuring Multidisciplinary Artist Elizabeth Burden

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 […]

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