California Arts Council

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February 07, 2008Mary Beth Barber

Local Arts Agencies Receive Funding from the State-Local Partnership Program

California Arts Council program provides financial support for local arts agencies in 44 counties throughout California

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Community and government arts organizations that provide local arts services in 44 counties throughout California will receive financial support through the California Arts Council's State and Local Partnership program in fiscal year 2007-08. The local arts agencies will receive between $7,500 and $9,375, based on a peer-panel review of applications in December and approved by the California Arts Council in January, for a total of $382,875.

"The California Arts Council is extremely pleased to be investing in these hardworking arts agencies this year," said Muriel Johnson, Director of the California Arts Council. "All arts are local, and these State-Local Partners are invaluable to the arts in the state of California."

The State-Local Partnership Program fosters cultural development on the local level through a partnership between the state (via the California Arts Council) and the designated local arts agency* of each county. The program goals include cooperative activities, information exchange, and leadership to create, present, and preserve the arts of all cultures to enrich the quality of life for all Californians.

(* A local arts agency is defined as a nonprofit organization, or an agency of city or county government, officially designated to provide financial support, services, or other programs to a variety of arts organizations, individual artists, and the community as a whole.)

This funding is for the six-month period of January through June 2008. Based upon the peer-panel review these organizations have been recommended to receive an additional grant for Fiscal Year 2008-09. The 2008-09 grants and the grant amounts are contingent upon the state's 2008-09 budget.

A list of a list of the local arts agencies funded follows this release. Members of the public and the press interested in more information may contact Mary Beth Barber at 916-322-6588 or


2007-08 State Local Partnership Program
Recipients Listed by County

Alameda: Alameda County Arts Commission ($9,000)
Butte: Friends of the Arts, Butte County ($8,625)
Calaveras: Calaveras County Arts Council ($9,375)
Contra Costa: Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County ($7,500)
Del Norte: Del Norte Association ($9,375)
El Dorado: El Dorado Arts Council ($8,625)
Fresno: Fresno Arts Council ($7,500)
Humboldt: Humboldt Arts Council ($8,250)
Kern: Arts Council of Kern ($9,375)
Inyo: Inyo Council for the Arts ($9,000)
Lassen: Lassen County Arts Council ($8,250)
Los Angeles: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs ($9,375)
Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Arts Commission ($9,375)
Madera: Madera County Arts Council ($9,000)
Mammoth: Mammoth Art Guild ($8,250)
Marin: Marin Arts Council ($9,375)
Mariposa: Mariposa County Arts Council ($9,000)
Mendocino: Arts Council of Mendocino ($8,250)
Merced: Merced County Arts Council ($7,500)
Monterey: Arts Council for Monterey County ($7,500)
Modoc: Modoc County Arts Council ($9,375)
Napa: Arts Council Napa Valley ($9,000)
Orange: Arts Orange County ($9,375)
Placer: Arts Council of Placer County ($9,000)
Plumas: Plumas Arts ($9,375)
Riverside: Riverside Arts Council ($8,625)
Sacramento: Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission ($9,375)
San Benito: San Benito County Arts Council ($8,625)
San Diego: City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture ($9,375)
San Francisco: San Francisco Arts Commission ($9,375)
San Luis Obispo: ARTS Obispo ($9,000)
Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Arts Commission ($8,625)
Santa Clara: Arts Council Silicon Valley ($9,375)
Santa Cruz: Cultural Council of Santa Cruz ($9,375)
Shasta: Shasta County Arts Council ($8,250)
Sierra: Sierra County Arts Council ($7,875)
Siskiyou: Siskiyou Arts Council ($8,250)
Sonoma: Arts Council of Sonoma County ($8,250)
Stanislaus: Stanislaus Arts Council ($7,875)
Trinity: Trinity County Arts Council ($8,250)
Tuolumne: Central Sierra Arts Council ($9,375)
Ventura: Ventura County Arts Council ($7,500)
Yolo: Yolo County Arts Council ($8,250)
Yuba, Sutter: Yuba Sutter Regional Arts Council ($8,625)

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, Eunice David, Charmaine Jefferson, Chong-Moon Lee, Carlos Martinez, Michael Rubel, Fred Sands, Karen Skelton and William Turner.

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