Today I’m joined by Catherine “Rusty” Foley, the Executive Director of Arizona Citizens for the Arts, to give us the rundown on what the organization is all about.
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Today I’m joined by Catherine “Rusty” Foley, Executive Director of Arizona Citizens for the Arts, to tell us all about the organization.
Rusty grew up here and has been a member of the community for a long time. While she was enjoying her career she was always involved in nonprofit organizations and has always supported the arts. When she retired from her professional career she had the opportunity to become the executive director of Arizona Citizens for the Arts.
Arizona Citizens for the Arts is 36 years old and it is the statewide advocacy organization that promotes the value of the arts and encourages the financial support of the arts by both public and private sectors.
The arts are a big part of our economy. In fact, in Phoenix alone, the arts contribute about $300 million to our economy’s makeup. Everything from our museums to our festivals which encourage tourism is vital to Phoenix. Additionally, arts and culture are usually among the top five things companies look at when opening new businesses or relocating, further demonstrating the vitality of arts programs.
The arts culture in Phoenix is vital to the economy.
There are a few events coming up for Arizona Citizens for the Arts as well. To get all the details, watch the video above or click on the respective links.
- March 14th-The Annual Arts Congress: azcitizensforthearts.org/arts-congress
- May 4th-36th Annual Governor’s Arts Awards: azcitizensforthearts.org/governers-arts-awards
If you’d like to support the arts in Arizona through Arizona Citizens for the Arts, you can visit their website azcitzensforthearts.org where you will find everything you need to know about attending their upcoming events and how to donate. Like them on Facebook to be up to date on all the important news in the arts community. Also, if you’d like to become a member, you can donate and register on the website as well.
If you have any questions about Arizona Citizens for the Arts, or if you have any real estate questions, please feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I’m more than happy to help!