California Arts Council

State of California

California arts + public media report

The California Arts Council recently completed an evaluation of our support of nonprofit media organizations in California, specifically as it relates to arts and culture coverage and related projects.

The central activities in this evaluation project include a June 2016 in-person convening of high-level California public media leaders, and the development of a subsequent report assessing the challenges and opportunities of supporting arts and public media in our state.

This report is the first of its kind for California, and we hope this will be the start of a conversation about the many opportunities for supporting public media's engagement with arts and culture -- and that it will bring awareness to the important work that is taking place in the field right now.

As readers will see in the report, these findings have benefited our Council's programming decisions, with a revamped arts and public media grant program coming in 2017.