CAC Publications & Reports
Learn more about the California Arts Council and the impact of the arts in California communities in the following reports.
A needs assessment and process and impact evaluation of the state agency’s Arts in Corrections program. Contents include interviews with program participants and Coordinating Organization teaching artists and staff on the impact and value of Arts in Corrections, curriculum adaptations during COVID-19, and course retention and completion rate data.
This report is a preliminary survey of California’s creative sector on the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to the state’s arts and cultural economy. The survey was issued to individual artists and arts organizations on March 12, 2020, to gather early data on the impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
The California Arts Council adopted a new strategic framework to guide our work through 2027. This framework, titled Creative Impact: The Arts & the California Challenge, encompasses several aspects, including a new mission, vision, and values statements; a racial equity statement; a decision support tool; and a set of aspirations for potential future actions of the Council and agency.
This report examines the financial investments county and municipal governments make in their designated county local arts agencies, or State-Local Partners. Additionally, it explores the impact of local arts agencies both in the communities they serve and statewide.
In 2019, CAC commissioned Health Management Associates to conduct an evaluation of the agency’s Reentry Through the Arts program. This report examines how the integration of arts engagement with reentry services impacts the overall reentry success of individuals formerly incarcerated.
This report explores the California Arts Council’s inaugural emergency preparedness workshop series, highlighting the urgent need for investment in networks and resources for the state’s arts community prior to emergency situations, and important next steps.
This report summarizes community input regarding some of the challenges facing Native Artists in California today and the role the state, namely the California Arts Council and the Governor’s Tribal Advisor, can play in supporting arts and creativity with California Indians and American Indian artists residing in California.