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Celebrating 6 Years of The Arizona Consortium for the Arts 

Dear Friends of The Arizona Consortium for the Arts,

The Arizona Consortium for the Arts ANNOUNCES ITS FUND DRIVE 2014!
Have you attended our monthly open mic arts and cultural events or the Annual Fall Festival of the Arts or the Annual Spring Blue Guitar Festival of the Arts for the past 6 years? Have you read/contributed to our Blue Guitar Magazine, the Blue Guitar Jr. or the Unstrung Poetry Magazine? Did you know that it is free to join us, all of our events are free to the community and it is also free to submit to our magazines and to download and read them from online? Do you enjoy our events, monthly newsletters, websites, videos and our blogs?
If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then you know and appreciate the good work of The Arizona Consortium for the Arts. The grants defray only a fraction of expenses. To make up the balance, we depend on friends like you. You can help us continue to make our programs available here in the Phoenix area. Please give generously to our Fund Drive — now through December. Just CLICK on PayPal on this page to make a gift today! You can make your contribution today, fast, easy and securely via PayPal. You DO NOT have to have a PayPal account in order to use the PayPal credit card system. Your contributions are tax-deductible. For other options to donate, please email your questions and comments to info@artizona.org or call 602-263-5373.
Help us leave a legacy!
Thank you very much for your support of The Arizona Consortium for the Arts for the past 6 years! 
Sincerely, 
The Board and all the volunteers


The Arizona Consortium for the Arts is 6 years old and we want you to join us in celebrating this milestone by looking back at what we've accomplished with your help and encouragement, and looking forward with a BIG birthday wish to celebrate, friend-raise and fund-raise so that we can continue in our vision to add dynamism and vitality to our communities in establishing a multicultural arts center and leaving a legacy for this generation and future generations. 
It's been an amazing ride since we began in the fall of 2007. Over the course of our history, The Arizona Consortium for the Arts has carved out a distinctive role among the region's thriving arts and cultural institutions as a unique organization. The Consortium also partners with other organizations and provides children and adults with a wide range of programs with hands-on, up-close encounters with their own creativity and previously untapped talents. And that's just for starters.

One of the best known and most prominent projects is the highly acclaimed The Blue Guitar Magazine, noted for both its quality and its range. The Blue Guitar is a literary and arts journal/magazine. It features Arizona emerging and established writers and artists. The Blue Guitar has drawn statewide submissions and is currently published online. The magazine has thousands of readers in Arizona, throughout the country and abroad. We also publish The Blue Guitar Jr. Edition, which features works by children and works by adults who write for children. The editor in chief of The Blue Guitar Magazine, Rebecca Dyer, was nominated for the Governor’s Arts Award in 2012. The inaugural issue of Unstrung magazine was launched in the summer of 2012. Unstrung magazine is solely dedicated to poetry. 

Another popular programming is the Consortium’s annual Blue Guitar Festival of the Arts. The Festival features our local musicians, dancers, singers, cultural presentations, and readers from The Blue Guitar Magazine. The audience is treated to a varied program that runs the gamut from theatre and dance to music of all genres and spoken and written word presentations.

In addition to promoting a wide range of programs in the visual, literary and performing arts, The Arizona Consortium for the Arts maintains a varied and growing portfolio of programs, projects and services for artists, audiences, and collaborating organizations.

Since 2007, the Consortium has supported visionary, adventurous and thought-provoking artists spanning all disciplines. During our Annual Blue Guitar Festival of the Arts and our Annual Fall Festival of the Arts, the public celebrates our artists through presentations, exhibitions, readings and performances. Some of the performances feature local arts and cultural groups that partner and collaborate with our Consortium. We have also partnered with area educational institutions and businesses for our events and festivals, such as: Arizona State University, Mesa Community College, the Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park, Artisan Markets, Dog-Eared Pages Books, Desert Ridge Marketplace and many others. 
Our capstone achievement came when we were recognized and received a grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and when Rebecca Dyer was nominated for the Governor’s Arts Award in 2012 
Our No. 1 priority is always to support and give voices and visibility to Arizona artists in all disciplines and genres, organizations and audiences, through continuous events and festivals free to our community, while utilizing our magazines, websites, newsletters and social media sites. 

And now onward. We estimate that soon we will have space to utilize through a collaboration with a local entity. 
We are making the significant commitment to accomplish this goal for several reasons. The most important one is that you — our members and supporters — want the space, a multicultural arts center, to happen.
The bottom line is that we cannot do this without your help. And so we invite you to please consider giving an anniversary gift today toward our “Fund Drive.” Many thanks in advance for your collaboration and investment in our efforts! 
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Become a Part of Arizona Consortium for the Arts and Make a Difference. 

The Arizona Consortium's current goal is to establish a multicultural, multi-disciplinary arts center. The center will provide a home for all of our activities, and foster artistic growth for people of all ages. In order for us to continue to grow as an organization, provide various services to artists, and support inspiring projects, your financial support is needed. Every dollar received will support our website, the publication of our first project "The Blue Guitar" magazine, and the establishment of our future center.

There are countless ways to contribute, and the consortium is grateful for any donation in any form!

 Our Wish List:

1. Our Special Edition of the Blue Guitar magazine printed so we can distribute it for FREE to senior centers, hospitals, schools, etc.

2. Seeking sponsors for our Annual Blue Guitar Festival of the Arts, our Annual ArtFAll Celebration of the Arts and our monthly open mic arts and culture talks

3. Seeking people, businesses and organizations to benefit our consortium at their events

4. Raffle and Silent Auction Items needed for our ongoing fundraising efforts/events/ benefits

5. Share your skills and expertize with us, including, Attorney (Nonprofit), Grant Writing, Marketing, Social Media, Donor Development, Individual Giving, Corporate Giving, Sponsorships, Special Events, Giving Circles, Organize a Friends of the Arizona Consortium for the Arts Group, form a painters circle, a poetry circle, and other various interest arts and culture groups 

OTHER WAYS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE


John Sanders III-Financial Representative (Northwestern Mutual) - I will donate some proceeds from the newly created client accounts to the Arizona Consortium for the Arts. When setting up an appointment – please mention the Arizona Consortium for the Arts.  
Personal Bio: I grew up in Scottsdale, AZ. After graduating from Saguaro High School, I studied Pre-Law and played Quarterback at the University of Arizona. My Mother works for a law firm in Scottsdale, my Sister just graduated from BYU and my Father coaches football at ASU [ yea, we still get along ;) ] Professional Bio: As a certified Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual I assist my clients in all sorts of Insurance, Investment and Estate Planning.  Contact Info: Northwestern Mutual, 2201 E. Camelback Rd. Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016 Office 602-808-3400 Fax 602-808-3431 Cell 203-535-3983 John.Sanders@nmfn.com

Support our consortium without spending a dime! Simply open a new BBVA Compass checking account and tell your BBVA Compass Banker to apply our organization code – 93098. BBVA Compass will pay us a royalty of $50 for your account opening. If you are already a BBVA Compass customer, simply tell your banker to update your account to include our organization's code - 93098. You can also do this by calling 1-800-COMPASS or at any BBVA Compass Banking Center - our  affinity code is - 93098

THE BLUE GUITAR TEE SHIRTS

Now available for purchase through  zazzle.com/artizona
The consortium will make a percentage from each purchase. Shirts are customizable.

DO YOU BUY/SELL ITEMS ON EBAY?

Use eBay Giving Works and sellers can donate 10% - 100% of the profits to the consortium:
Ebay Giving Works for the AZ Consortium

Buyers - keep checking periodically for items listed by our members and sellers.


BUYING OR SELLING A HOUSE?

Use Brokers for Charity

Support our consortium without spending a dime! If you know anyone who is buying or selling real estate in the US or Canada, ask them to use Brokers for Charity and they donate 10% of the real estate broker's commission to us! Whether it's commercial or residential, you can designate that the donation be made to Arizona Consortium for the Arts.

For all information contact: 

Janae Jaynes - Learned
Designated Broker
Give@brokersforcharity.com

Toll Free: 888-501-GIVE (4483)

We also encourage you to visit: 
www.brokersforcharity.com

PLACE A PERSONAL/BUSINESS AD IN "THE BLUE GUITAR MAGAZINE"

Each edition of literary and arts journal/magazine, “The Blue Guitar” is published on the Web site – 
http://www.theblueguitarmagazine.org/

“The Blue Guitar” is the first project of the Arizona Consortium for the Arts. Through our networking the magazine reaches thousands of readers and they are anxiously awaiting each issue. Please consider placing an ad in the magazine.

Listings, greetings, and ad rates: 
Listing (name) - $10 
One-eighth of a page - $50 
One-quarter of a page - $100 
One-half of a page - $200 
Full page - $400 

To place an ad and for information please contact Elena @info@artizona.org or 602-263-5373 

DOOZYOFADEAL.COM

Save Big, Spend Less and Give Back at DoozyofaDeal.com. Neighborhood businesses send Doozy their very best deals—such as “Get a $50 Gift Certificate for $25.” When you sign up/register at Doozy of a Deal, please select our Consortium as the benefiting organization.

As a registered member/subscriber you will then begin to receive the offers in the email. Subscribers are encouraged to “share the love” by forwarding the deal to others who might enjoy it. EVERY TIME you buy a Doozy of a Deal, the consortium will receive 7.5% of the purchase. For information, details and to register visit:
http://www.doozyofadeal.com

HELP ARIZONA CONSORTIUM FOR THE ARTS WHEN YOU SHOP!

Over 700 stores participate in our donation program, including Amazon.com, eBay, Staples, JC Penney, Barnes & Noble, Overstock.com, drugstore.com , Office Depot, QVC, Expedia, Home Depot, HSN, Best Buy, Drs. Foster & Smith, Gap, Buy.com, & NORDSTROM.

Click here to see donation rates for all 700+ stores.

A penny a search and a portion of each purchase will be donated to Arizona Consortium for the Arts for free. How often do you search or shop online? As an iGive shopper, you have access to exclusive coupon codes, free shipping deals, and sale alerts. In other words, iGive is more than just shopping for a cause – we’re actively seeking out the best deals to help save you money Searching or Shopping means a donation. It's just that free and easy. A penny or more per search, a $5 bonus for your first purchase and up to 26% of your purchases at over 730 stores like Amazon, eBay, Travelocity, Home Depot, Staples, and many, many more. Plus you SAVE money with exclusive coupons/free shipping deals. Click here to participate www.iGive.com/artizona

Shop online using Market America and benefit our Arizona Consortium for the Arts!!!

www.marketamerica.com/artizona