California Arts Council

State of California

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November 30, 2007Mary Beth Barber

"Creating Public Value" Grant Application Open

California Arts Council program seeks to partner with organizations making a positive contribution to their communities

Sacramento -

The California Arts Council has opened the application process for its "Creating Public Value" grant program. Through this program, the California Arts Council seeks to partner with California arts organizations in rural or under-served areas to implement projects that make a positive contribution to communities utilizing tools identified as "The Three R's:" Relationships (building partnerships), Relevance (to audiences and community), and Return on Investment (making the case to the authorizing environment).

"The Creating Public Value program supports arts organizations making positive contributions to individuals and impacting the collective lives of all Californians," said California Arts Council Director Muriel Johnson.

Up to $10,000 in grant funding is available. The Creating Public Value program is in line with the California Arts Council's 2006 Strategic Plan that identified core elements to achieve its goal of becoming a public-value-driven agency: Advocating for the Arts, Public Awareness, and Programs.

Deadline for applications is January 23, 2008, and applications can be found at Interested applicants may contact Arts Specialist Lucero Arellano at 916-322-6338 or Members of the press should contact Mary Beth Barber at 916-322-6588 or

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 Michael Alexander, Vice Chair Malissa Feruzzi Shriver, Annette Bening, Eunice David, Charmaine Jefferson, Chong-Moon Lee, Carlos Martinez, Michael Rubel, Fred Sands, Karen Skelton and William Turner.

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