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Scottsdale Arts was established in 1987 as a private, nonprofit management company contracted by the City of Scottsdale to independently administer its arts and cultural affairs. Since then, Scottsdale Arts has become a regionally and nationally significant arts organization with three principal operating divisions – each with a distinct focus – spanning the performing and visual arts: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art. The success of Scottsdale Arts is grounded in the concept of partnership and an ongoing mission to create connections between artists and audiences through diverse, high-quality arts experiences and educational and outreach opportunities. Through its three divisions, Scottsdale Arts produces, presents and hosts approximately 1,800 events annually serving more than 375,000 Scottsdale residents and visitors, while fostering the active engagement of government, businesses, education and the private sector with the arts.