Happy New Year from the California Arts Council -- Lots to happen in 2011

It's the end of 2010, and it's been a busy year at the California Arts Council. Next year looks like it will be just as exciting. The Arts Council launched a major campaign with Million Plates for the Arts, and the costs of an Arts Plate was determined to be tax deductible. Californians can now donate directly to the arts statewide through their state tax returns -- another tax deductible way to support California arts. The next Director will be hired by the Council rather than be a political appointee.  Teens across the state are gearing up for this round of California Poetry Out Loud. The Creating Public Value program is currently open and awaiting applications. And the Arts Council is accepting nominations for the next California Poet Laureate.

This is just a smattering of what's happening at the California Arts Council -- in addition to our successful efforts at social networking with Facebook and Twitter, the ongoing enhancement of our website with tons of useful information about arts jobs, other grants, artist calls, arts festivals, and a constant stream of arts news from established sources and insider tidbits

May you all have a happy New Year and an artful 2011! -- from the California Arts Council

Arts in the Media
License Plate adArts 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
Other Grants
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
Conferences and Seminars
See the different events for administrators, educators and professionals in the arts in California
Arts Jobs
Looking for work? See the different arts-related jobs available for Californians
Artist Call
Artists of all types are always in demand -- see what's available for Californians statewide, nationally and even internationally
Research and Reports
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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