California Arts Council

State of California

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October 15, 2013Caitlin Fitzwater

California Arts Council Funds 51 Local Arts Agencies through the State-Local Partnership Program

The State-Local Partnership Program fosters arts and cultural development through local leadership

The California Arts Council announces the 2013-14 State-Local Partnership Program grantees. The State-Local Partnership Program fosters arts and cultural development at the local level through a partnership between the California Arts Council and each participating county's designated local arts agency -- a county arts council or commission.

Fifty-one local arts agencies were approved for funding at the California Arts Council's meeting in September 2013. Grants range from $9,750 to $13,000, with a total program award of $591,422.

"The State-Local Partnership Program is integral to the California Arts Council's mission of advancing the entire state through the arts and creativity," said Craig Watson, Director of the California Arts Council. "Our local arts agency partners are leaders in local economic development, arts advocacy, and community engagement. We are pleased to once again support their important work."

The State-Local Partnership Program funds operational support, community collaborations, technical assistance, information exchange, and leadership development. Program goals include:

• increase public awareness and participation in the arts of all cultures,
• broaden public and private support for the arts,
• serve the diverse cultural needs of California's local communities,
• encourage and promote arts in education, and
• foster local and regional partnership and collaboration.

Funds may be used for operations as well as programming activities. The fifty-one 2013-14 State-Local Partnership Program grantees are:

Alameda County

Alameda County Arts Commission

Amador County


Butte County

Friends of the Arts, Butte County

Calaveras County

Calaveras Arts

Colusa County

Colusa County Arts Council

Contra Costa County

Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County

Del Norte County

Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness

El Dorado County

El Dorado Arts Council

Fresno County

Fresno Arts Council

Humboldt County

Humboldt Arts Council

Inyo County

Inyo Council for the Arts

Kern County

Arts Council of Kern

Lake County

Lake County Arts Council

Lassen County

Lassen County Arts Council

Los Angeles (City)

City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Los Angeles (County)

Los Angeles County Arts  Commission

Madera County

Madera County Arts Council

Mariposa County

Mariposa County Arts Council

Mendocino County

Arts Council for Mendocino County

Merced County

Merced County Arts Council

Modoc County

Modoc County Arts Council

Mono County

Mono Council for the Arts

Monterey County

Arts Council for Monterey County

Napa County

Arts Council Napa Valley

Nevada County

Nevada County Arts

Orange County

Arts Orange County

Placer County


Plumas County

Plumas Arts

Riverside County

Riverside Arts Council

Sacramento County

Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission

San Benito County

San Benito County Arts Council

San Bernardino County

Arts Connection

San Diego (City)

City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture

San Francisco County

San Francisco Arts Commission

San Luis Obispo County

ARTS Obispo

San Mateo County

San Mateo County Arts Commission

Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara County Arts Commission

Santa Clara County

Arts Council Silicon Valley

Santa Cruz County

Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County

Shasta County

Shasta County Arts Council

Sierra County

Sierra County Arts Council

Siskiyou County

Siskiyou Arts Council

Solano County

Solano Arts Council

Sonoma County

Arts Council of Sonoma County

Tehama County

Tehama County Arts Council

Trinity County

Trinity County Arts Council

Tulare County

Arts Consortium

Tuolumne County

Central Sierra Arts Council

Ventura County

Ventura County Arts Council

Yolo County

Yolo Arts

Yuba/Sutter Counties

Yuba-Sutter Regional Arts Council

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The Mission of the California Arts Council, a state agency, is to advance California through the arts and creativity. Members of the California Arts Council include: Chair Wylie Aitken, Vice Chair Susan Steinhauser, Michael Alexander, Christopher Coppola, Andrew Green, Charmaine Jefferson, Terry Lenihan, William Turner, and Rosalind Wyman.

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