At the arts councilHere’s what’s happening now at the California Arts Council:
This week, CREATE CA launched a new newsletter. The first issue includes an exciting update on the Creativity at the Core initiative, which links the arts and "Common Core," helping teachers and students thrive in 21st century learning. Click here to view the newsletter, and sign up to receive future updates on the important arts education work taking place across the state.
Tourism Promotion Opportunity: Share your milestones!
We're helping the team at Visit California gather examples of California arts and culture destinations celebrating anniversaries or milestones in 2015/2016. If your organization has a notable anniversary or milestone happening in 2015 or 2016, we'd love to hear about it! Submit your story to Caitlin Fitzwater at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Milestone" and include the following information in the body of your email.
• Name, location and date of anniversary or milestone • Brief description of the anniversary or milestone's significance• Link for more information
Don't miss your chance to be featured in future state tourism campaigns from Visit California!
Article: California, the Arts and the Creative Economy
California Arts Council in the news
This weekend, the Huffington Post highlighted some recent accomplishments of the California Arts Council and our partners, calling California's education initiatives "a start that should ignite the awareness of other states and the nation and hopefully lead to a renaissance in education."
New Appointments to the California Arts Council
Governor Brown appoints Kathleen Gallegos, Jaime Galli, and Nashormeh Lindo to the state's arts leadership
On Friday, October 4, Governor Brown appointed Kathleen Gallegos, Jaime Galli, and Nashormeh Lindo to the state's arts leadership.
$1 million invested in Statewide "Artists in Schools" Programming
Grants support K-12 arts education programs in schools throughout California
We're pleased to announce funding for our 2014-15 Artists in Schools Program. Artists in Schools is the California Arts Council's largest core grant program, supporting professional teaching artists in classroom and after-school settings. The 2014-15 Artists in Schools Program will provide funding for 119 arts organizations to help bring instruction in music, theater, dance, visual arts, and other art forms to children statewide during the school year.
Arts Education Candidate Survey Project
A project of the California Alliance for Arts Education
The California Alliance for Arts Education is conducting the Candidate Survey Project, inviting local school board candidates to go on record with their views about the role of arts education in local schools. The results, published a few weeks before the election, will give the public a way to learn more about candidates' views before they vote.