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Article: Engaging Your City’s Youth Through the Arts

By Mary Beth Barber

In an article in Western City Magazine, a publication of the League of California Cities, Arts Council staffer Mary Beth Barber outlines ways in which cities can participate directly in youth arts programs that have lasting impacts. She features cities from around the state where a programs benefit not only the young people who participate but the community as a whole.



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How You Can Help, Relief & Support 

A Message from Arts Council Napa Valley

Our thoughts are with the residents, artists, and arts organizations who were affected by the recent earthquake in the Napa Valley region. Our local partner, Arts Council Napa Valley, issued a statement this week on the status of their local arts community. View the statement here and learn about ways you can help. 



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Arts Council Graphic Designer Theresa D'Onofrio Retires

Best wishes to our beloved colleague  

Theresa D'Onofrio, creator of nearly every aspect of our "look," from our business cards to our lively Facebook covers, is retiring from state service. From her initial position at the Arts Council as an Office Technician in 1995, Theresa worked her way up to Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) and presently serves as the agency's Graphic Designer.

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The Story of CA's Arts-in-Corrections Comeback

Arts + Prison: Transforming Lives Behind Bars Through The Arts

In a National Endowment for the Arts blog post, our director Craig Watson tells the story of California's Arts-in-Corrections comeback, and the partnerships that make this important work possible.



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California Arts Council Announces "Creating Places of Vitality" Grant Recipients

Program supports innovation and partnerships in rural and underserved communities

We're pleased to announce that 85 California arts organizations will receive grants from 2013-14 Creating Places of Vitality program funds. A total of $810,442 will be awarded. This program supports innovation and partnerships in rural and underserved communities, and will reach twenty-four counties, including fourteen rural counties.



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Jason Jong joins the Arts Council as Arts Program Specialist

Experience includes public sector arts grantmaking, cultural arts production, music performance, business development, and nonprofit leadership

The California Arts Council is pleased to welcome its newest staff member, Arts Program Specialist Jason Jong. A Sacramento native, Jason's experience includes public sector arts grantmaking, cultural arts production, music performance, business development, and nonprofit leadership. Welcome, Jason!

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