California Arts Council announces agency's American Recovery & Reinvestment Act grants

The California Arts Council announces that twenty-eight organizations throughout the state are approved to receive funding for jobs through the agency's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds. The Council approved the spending of  $487,900 in job stimulus funds earlier this month. Other California arts organizations are approved to receive funding directly from the National Endowment for the Arts, regional, or local arts re-granting organizations.

Arts Council joins First Lady Maria Shriver at the Women's Conference on October 26-27

The California Arts Council will join First Lady Maria Shriver and an estimated 20,000 Californians at the California Governor and First Lady's Conference on Women on Monday and Tuesday, October 26 and 27 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Featured exhibits include artwork centered on the Minerva theme created by teenage girls at Ventura County and Alameda County juvenile justice programs, as well as murals from Inside Out Community Arts and large-scale puppets from the Center for Celebration Arts, two Los Angeles County-based arts nonprofits for at-risk youth and communities.

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