Arts and culture are essential to us all.
Creativity is vital to all sectors, not something separate from the rest of life. We support incorporating art meaningfully and completely into the fabric that binds our daily lives and recognizing that the arts are a tool for solving the pressing issues facing society today. If that is accomplished, no one will be left out from creating or enjoying the arts, and every sector will have a role as both beneficiary and benefactor.
Why the Arts?
Arts and culture are essential to us all. Explore the benefits of the arts by topic.
Research & Reports
Access research, reports, and journal articles from the global arts and culture fields.
Racial Equity Learning Resources
Access racial equity tools, research, and community learning resources.
CAC Publications & Reports
A collection of reports published by the California Arts Council.
Learn about key terms used in the arts and culture sector, and accompanying resources.
Featured Grantee Photos (clockwise from top left): Rhythmix Cultural Works; Mural Music & Arts Projects’; transcenDANCE Youth Arts Project; AXIS Dance.