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Arizona Citizens For The Arts Is Searching For A New Executive Director

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 11:16am

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Joseph Benesh
Arizona Citizens for the Arts
Executive Director Joseph Benesh will transition to a contract development role with AzCA.

The impact of the pandemic has been felt by all of us, including nonprofit arts organizations.

Arizona Citizens for the Arts dramatically reduced its staffing during the worst of times last year, and now the statewide organization is searching for a new executive director.

That’s happening simultaneously with the group working on getting the state to reauthorize the Arizona Commission on the Arts next year.

Stuart Graff is chair of the Arizona Citizens for the Arts Board and is also president and CEO of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

The Show spoke with him about the latest developments and what could be next.

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