California ArtBeat--the NEW eNewsletter from the California Arts Council

Each week the California Arts Council received and sent out important information on the arts for California. While in the past this information was sent in a long and somewhat cumbersome email newsletter, the same information (and more!) is now found through our NEW eNewsletter ... California ArtBeat!

Arts Conference for California March 4; Arts Advocacy on March 5

March 4, 2008 marks the day of the California Arts Council's statewide arts conference, in partnership with the California Arts Advocates' March 5 arts advocacy events. The March 4 conference will examine the future of the arts in California, and the California Arts Advocates events on March 5 consist of training and coordinated legislative outreach efforts on behalf of the arts. February 26 registration deadline. Click MORE below for details.

State Budget 2008/09--California Arts Council Takes Administrative Budget Reduction

Governor Schwarzenegger released his proposed 2008-09 budget for California. As a state agency, the California Arts Council fulfilled its required reduction.

Poetry Out Loud - California State Finals on March 14 in Sacramento

At stake: $200 and the chance to compete for the over $20,000 available at the national finals. The competitors: high school students from 20 counties throughout California. The date: March 14, 2008 at 11:00 am. The place: the Secretary of State's auditorium at 1020 "O" Street in Sacramento. The tools: as Shakespeare said, "words, words, words." And the contest: Poetry Out Loud.

Local Arts Agencies Funded Through State-Local Partners Program

"All arts are local," says Muriel Johnson, Director of the California Arts Council. Given the truth to the saying, it's a given why the California Arts Council invests in the State-Local Partnership Program. Forty-four local arts agencies will receive funding for the six-month period of January through June 2008. Click MORE for details.

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Arts in the Media
Arts in the Media page keeps up with news, features and editorials on arts-related issues from major news sources
Arts Insider News
Arts Insider News keeps the arts community up-to-date with arts-related information that might not be included in major news outlets
The Grantfinder
The California Arts Council is often notified of other financial opportunities like grants and initiatives, and we pass the information along to California ArtBeat readers
Arts Happen
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Arts Jobs
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Artist Call
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Arts Inform
Reports and studies on the arts as they relate to education, the economy, communities, quality of life, and other aspects of our lives

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