New California Arts Council Website Coming

Our holiday gift to you! After months of work by our web team, the newly-designed California Arts Council website is set to launch. We're excited and hope you'll enjoy it! With a sleek new design...all the while in compliance with the state's current demands for agency website format...the site will feature easier navigation, beautiful new graphics, color-coded sections, and some new -- and most of your old -- favorite pages.

Creating Public Value Application Available

The California Arts Council has opened the application process for its Creating Public Value Program for 2011-12. Final applications are due February 10, 2012. Through this program, the California Arts Council partners with small California arts organizations in rural or underserved communities to implement new or expanded projects that make a positive contribution to these communities. 

Council Chair Named to National Arts Board

Malissa Feruzzi Shriver, Chair of the California Arts Council, has been named to a three-year term on the Board of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA), the state arts agency member and advocacy association. She joins new and continuing representatives from 20 other states. Feruzzi Shriver has been a member of the California Arts Council since 2005 and Chair since January 2009. 

Californians Get "Challenge America Fast Track" NEA Grants

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) gave some California arts organization a reason to toast the holidays this week when they announced the "Challenge America Fast Track" grants. Seventeen of the grantees are from California, and the organizations will receive $10,000 each to extend the reach of the arts to underserved audiences.

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
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 Calls
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

The information in this section is provided as a service only, and the California Arts Council does not endorse or support the organizations listed. Questions and/or concerns about listings may be directed to the web editor.

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