TPAC in the News


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.

June 7, 2013

Artists in the Spotlight

Tucson Weekly article highlights Lumies nominees.

April 29, 2013

Creating a Sense of Belonging

Last year, Nicole Lightner’s world opened up. She can thank the Tucson Pima Arts Council’s PLACE grants for that.

March 21, 2013

Incorporating the Arts Into Urban Development

TPAC has invited Deborah Cullinan, executive director of San Francisco’s Intersection for the Arts, to give a lecture about how art, social justice and community change tend to remain interrelated in communities throughout the country.

Class at The Drawing Studio. Courtesy of the Arizona Daily Star.

December 11, 2012

Local Arts Framed as $87 Million Force

“Armed with two recent studies that say the arts sector is valuable to the region’s economy, the Tucson Pima Arts Council plans to ask in January for a doubling of its public funding from the city and the county.” To read the full Arizona Daily Star article, click the link below.

August 28, 2012

Barry’s Blog on 2012’s Influential Arts People

TPAC Executive Director Roberto Bedoya cited as one of 50 Arts Leaders.

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