Learn about state arts funding for organizations and individuals. Access current guidelines and applications.
View training and technical assistance resources including FAQs, training videos, webinars, and instructions.
Answers to some of the frequently asked questions about our current grant offerings.
Learn about the critical role of peer review panelists in the grant application process and view resources for panelists.
Searchable information about California Arts Council grant awards from 2010 to today.
View an interactive map of recent California Arts Council grantees.
Learn about the CAC’s process with the consulting firms Scansion and WolfBrown to evaluate the agency’s portfolio of programs, assessing the effectiveness of our grantmaking and contract-based funding.
SmartSimple is the California Arts Council’s online application portal and grants management system.
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Arts and culture are essential to us all. Explore the benefits of the arts by topic.
Access research, reports, and journal articles from the global arts and culture fields.
Access racial equity tools, research, and community learning resources.
A collection of reports published by the California Arts Council.
Learn about key terms used in the arts and culture sector, and accompanying resources.
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Read featured stories of California’s creative community, featuring guest features and voices from our grantees.
Find the latest COVID-19 announcements, including emergency funding opportunities, arts reopening resources, and state guidance.
Voices and stories from across the state, sharing a glimpse into the depth of impact of creativity and cultural expression in a region as large and diverse as California.
Find relevant arts and culture stories from the local and national media and blogosphere.
Supporting an inclusive workforce for the field of arts and culture. Administered by the School of Arts and Culture at MHP.
A partnership with the CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, designed to have a positive impact on the social and emotional well-being of people experiencing incarceration. www.artsincorrections.org
A media, outreach, and engagement pilot program designed to support communities statewide following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Highlighting some of the thriving cultural diversity and unique artistic identities within local communities across the state. www.caculturaldistricts.org
Igniting student potential through the power of poetry. An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, administered statewide by the California Arts Council. www.capoetryoutloud.org
The Governor’s advocate for the art of poetry. The post of California’s Poet Laureate is currently vacant. www.capoetlaureate.org
COMING SOON: State legislation supports the development of the state’s first Youth Poet Laureate program.
Learn about our agency’s mission, vision, values. View our annual reports and a timeline of agency history. Find guidance on the California Public Records Act.
We believe that racial injustice is the most pervasive and entrenched form of injustice permeating the institutions and structures that everyone must access. Read our Racial Equity Statement.
View the Strategic Framework and Decision Support Tool that guide our agency and Council’s policies and practices.
Meet our policy-setting Council, appointed by your elected officials. Learn how to apply for Council member appointments.
Get to know our state agency staff and access staff contact information.
View the schedule and record of the Council’s public meetings.
View dates and details on upcoming meetings, events, and workshops.
Learn about employment and contracting opportunities at the California Arts Council.
Your direct contribution to the California Arts Council is tax-deductible.
Support creativity in California’s classrooms by donating to the Keep Arts in Schools Voluntary Contribution Fund on your state tax return.
Proceeds from the California Arts Plate support arts programming across California.
The Balboa Art Conservation Center advances the study and preservation of cultural heritage for all communities.
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