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March 15, 2012 artbea
California Arts Council

"Check Off the Arts" Rallies for April 16 Deadline

The Check Off the Arts campaign is again in full swing and making the push for a big April response from California taxpayers. And we have an extra day this year to do it--the tax return deadline is Monday, April 16. Thanks to those who helped in the past. Can you contribute this year? Can you help get out the word again?

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New ADA Regulations: Is Your Arts Venue in Compliance?

In 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice added language regarding ticketing to the regulations for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These new regulations are now enforceable. The new ticketing regulations are composed of eight sections. Section five specifically regulates the hold and release of wheelchair-accessible locations. Want to find out more?

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Two California Groups Selected for "American Music Abroad"

Two of the twelve ensembles selected to be part of the American Music Abroad program are California groups: Audiopharmacy (Hip Hop/Dub, San Francisco Bay Area) and Real Vocal String Quartet (Classical/World Strings, Berkeley). Funded by the US Department of State and American Voices, the groups will tour overseas from May 2012 - May 2013.

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DEADLINE SOON: Services for CA Artists/Arts Organizations

Looking for affordable health insurance? Thinking about legal liability? Want to learn new skills to advance your organization? Because the California Arts Council is now partnering with Fractured Atlas, California artists, arts organizations and their staffs now have access to an array of free and discounted services to help make their personal and professional lives easier...and maybe cheaper! Sign up is free.  Do it by March 31, 2012 at www.fracturedatlas.org/caarts to become a California member under the auspices of the Arts Council.

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NEA Chair Visits California

From YoloArt's Yolo County Art & Ag project to the Crocker Museum in Sacramento to the Watts Tower in Los Angeles and more, it was a whirlwind visit for Rocco Landesman. Read what he has to say about his experiences in California (and Arizona).

what's new   jobs

Stars to help fund state arts grants via license plate sales
Los Angeles Times

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Awards $1.26 Million to Music Education Programs
Philanthropic News Digest

LAUSD approves worst-case scenario cuts to art classes, adult and early-childhood education
Contra Costa Times

Exhibition showcases work by major Mexican and international photographers from the 1920s to today
Art Daily

Using the iPad in Music Education
School Band and Orchestra

Unique art and science project displayed at National Science Foundation
University of Wisconsin

Marine art therapy, led by Melissa Walker, helping vets recover

Are video games art? Draw your own conclusions
USA Today

Wayne Thiebaud Is Not a Pop Artist
Smithsonian Magazine

I challenge you . . . to a duel!: American education needs art
The Scribe

Business Manager
Other Minds
San Francisco, CA

Art Sales and Marketing
Art Gallery
Newport Beach, CA

Sales and Marketing
Art Gallery
Newport Beach, CA

Directors' Assistant/Office Manager
Oakland, CA

Executive Director
Merced County Arts Council
Merced, CA

grants   artist calls

Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Grant Program
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Deadline: 2012-04-01

Classical Commissioning Program
Chamber Music America
Deadline: 2012-04-06

Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program - Artist Leadership and Emerging Artist Programs
National Museum of the American Indian
Deadline: 2012-04-03

Performing Arts Management Fellowship
Kennedy Center
Deadline: 2012-04-01

Princess Grace Foundation Invites Applications for Emerging Artist Award Programs in Theater, Dance, and Film
The Princess Grace Foundation-USA
Deadline: 2012-03-21

Working Artist Org. / $1000 Working Art Grant / Purchase Awards
Working Artist Org.
Tacoma, WA

Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture & the Creative Economy's Public Art Program Artist Registry
Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy Public Art Program
Philadelphia, PA

12th Annual Art Inter/National Exhibition
Box Heart Gallery
Pittsburgh, PA

Call for Visual Artists
Artful Vagabond Productions
Whitehall, NY

WOMEN; Exhibition Fall 2012
Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

conferences/workshops   research

Creating and Funding Preservation Projects To Enhance Collection Care (Sacramento)
Sacramento, CA
Date: 2012-03-23

Confronting Racism in the Classroom: The Unique Role of the Teaching Artist in Creating Culturally Responsive Learning Environments
Oakland, CA
Date: 2012-03-24

Copyright Workshop for Artists of All Disciplines
Sacramento, CA
Date: 2012-03-22

AIYC 10: Get Your Arts On!
Saratoga, CA
Date: 2012-03-24

Improving the Assessment of Student Learning in the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts

Wallace Studies in Building Arts Audiences
Wallace Foundation

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