California Arts Council

State of California

Press Releases

Press Releases from the California Arts Council are posted to inform the media and public of important information from the agency such as grant-application openings, upcoming meetings and conferences, program events, grant awards, special initiatives, and other information. Press releases are posted by year, starting in January 2007.

2017     2016     2015     2014     2013     2012     2011     2010     2009     2008     2007

Listings of the agendas and minutes to the meetings of the California Arts Council can be found in the About Us section.


2016 press releases

California Arts Council Statement Following the Ghost Ship Fire in Oakland
Released: 12-07-2016

California Arts Council Issues Statewide Arts and Public Media Report
Released: 11-02-2016

Special California Poet Laureate Poetry Reading and Music Event Celebrating Orange County's Vietnamese Community: Sunday, November 20th in Irvine
Released: 10-26-2016

Craig Watson Elected to Board of Directors of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
Released: 09-20-2016

California Arts Council Invests more than $8.5 million in Communities Across the State
Released: 07-07-2016

Two California Master Artists Receive Nation’s Highest Honor in the Folk and Traditional Arts
Released: 06-30-2016

California State Budget Includes Increased Investment in the Arts
Released: 06-28-2016

Creative Workforce Contributes $374 Billion and Rising to California’s Gross Product; Success Linked to Job Opportunity Finds Otis Report on California's Creative Economy
Released: 05-11-2016

California's Joint Committee on the Arts to hold Creative Economy Hearing on May 11
Released: 05-10-2016

California Arts Council Invests more than $1.5 million in Communities Across the State
Released: 05-10-2016

Nashormeh Lindo Named Vice-Chair of the California Arts Council
Released: 04-27-2016

Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León Appoints Juan Devis to California Arts Council
Released: 03-31-2016

Sacramento County’s Chigozie Maduchukwu Named California Poetry Out Loud State Champion
Released: 02-29-2016

CDCR and California Arts Council Partner to bring Rehabilitative Arts Programs to State Prisons for a Third Year
Released: 02-24-2016

Speaker Atkins Appoints Larry Baza to California Arts Council
Released: 02-23-2016

11th Annual California Poetry Out Loud State Finals to take place Monday, February 29 at the Capitol
Released: 02-26-2016

Ayanna Lalia Kiburi Joins the California Arts Council as Deputy Director
Released: 02-08-2016

California Arts Council Publishes "Forty Stories, Forty Years"
Released: 02-02-2016

California Arts Council Creates Video Series Highlighting Innovative Art Programming
Released: 02-01-2016

California Arts Council celebrates 40th anniversary with sold-out special event at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento on Wednesday, January 27
Released: 01-14-2016