a place for the arts

Bisbee, Arizona

Friends and Artists!


Dear Friends,
we want to thank you for supporting us!
We have our 2021 Friends Drive underway and is the most critical we will ever hold. Sadly, it will also be the first year that we do not hold a Friends Dinner in decades. We also are worried that there will be less emergency funding available for the year ahead.
The form to re-up as a Friend of Central School is on the reverse side of this letter!

All of us here have pulled together in the face of this pandemic. Our members have climbed aboard the ZOOM platform for committee meetings to find new members,  we created online alternatives to in-person programming, and we added a new studio fee to cover rising costs of insurance. In the face of these challenges our artists have been creating in their studios, making cloth masks, paintings, videos, drawings, installation pieces, marbled paper, exquisite sweaters of resistance and more.

We want to thank you so much for your ongoing support through this really hard time. It seems that this pandemic is never-ending but we know that it will be conquered, and we will be celebrating the arts in person again. This dark era has cemented the known fact that Bisbee is a dynamic, resilient, creative, and caring place to be.




 (Details here)

     Photographing your Artwork with a Smartphone

     Tues. March 9, 11AM - Photographing 2D Artwork

     Tues. March 9, 2 PM  -  Photographing 3D Artwork


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Thank you​ to WESTAF and the National Endowment for the Arts!

Central School Project has received much needed funding for general operations!

WESTAF CARES Relief Fund for Organizations is a competitive grant program supported by the National Endowment for the Arts through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress and signed into law in March 2020. The WESTAF CARES Relief Fund has provided general operating support to 45 eligible arts and culture organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications were assessed on the following criteria: inclusivity, demonstrated need, artistic and cultural merit, and public and community benefit.  Awards of up to $20,000 were made to organizations across the WESTAF 13-state region with at least one grant awarded per state.


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Central School Project

43 Howell Ave

PO Drawer H

Bisbee, AZ 85603