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March 23, 2012 artbea
California Arts Council

Arts Plate "Create a State" Kick Off

The "Create a State" Arts Plate campaign kicked off at Sony Picture Studios in Culver City on March 22, 2012, with a bang, a bus, and a bustle of artists, arts supporters, and others who want to help raise $40 million for California arts through sales of the Arts License Plate.

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New CA Poet Laureate: Juan Felipe Herrera

Governor Jerry Brown has appointed Juan Felipe Herrera as the California Poet Laureate. Herrera, 63, is the author of 28 books and currently serves as the Tomas Rivera Endowed Chair in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside. Herrera's work has received wide critical acclaim including numerous national and international awards. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

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See the 2012 CA Poetry Out Loud competitors!

Thirty-three high school students will step up to the microphone on Sunday and Monday, March 25 and 26, for the seventh annual California Poetry Out Loud State Finals! Monday's portion of the contest will be webcast live starting at 8:30am PST on the California Channel at www.calchannel.com, compliments of the hardworking technical staff in the state Senate and the Cal Channel. (If you live in California, chances are you get the Cal Channel through your cable feed - check your local listings to watch it on TV.) See the Arts Council's press release for names and schools. 

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If every california taxpayer gave a $1, there would be $15 million for the arts.
what's new   jobs

Juan Felipe Herrera Named California Poet Laureate
UCR Today

It's All About Creativity
Huffington Post

Global Music Festival Comes to Los Angeles
Wall Street Journal

Universities Are Engines for the Creative Economy
Huffington Post

Public Hearing on Light-Pole Sculptures on San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito
El Cerrito Patch

Larry Wilson: Slap California art on your car bumper
Pasadena Star-News

Healing Strokes With Art

Frida Kahlo's Private Stash Of Pictures

Apple firestorm leads artist to change his show
Wall Street Journal

National Endowment for the Arts chairman: Federal funding cut because Kansas wasn't eligible
The Republic

Bilingual Arts Educator
Casa Dolores, Center for the Study of the Popular Arts of Mexico
Santa Barbara, CA

Director summer arts/natural science camp program
Carlsbad Art Farm
Carlsbad, CA

DCCA Visual Arts Residency Program
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
Wilmington, DE

Program Director
Motion Institute
San Francisco, CA

Director of College Advancement, Folsom Lake College
Los Rios Community College District
Folsom, CA

grants   artist calls

USArtists International Funding for International Festivals (Spring deadline)
National Endowment for the Arts / Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Deadline: 2012-04-20

Arts Council Silicon Valley - Applied Materials Excellence in the Arts (April deadline)
Arts Council Silicon Valley
Deadline: 2012-04-23

Bay Area Documentary Fund
San Francisco Foundation
Deadline: 2012-04-13

Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series
The Henry Miller Memorial Library
Big Sur, CA

Call for artists & projects 2012 2st semester
Lobo da Beira,Tondela

San Ramon Public Art in parks
City of San Ramon
San Ramon, CA

Captured by Light: Photography Today
Pacific Art League
Palo Alto, CA

Working Artist Org./ $500 Music Awards / Call for Submissions
Working Artist Org.
Tacoma, WA

conferences/workshops   research

Risky Business: Financing and Distributing Independent Films
Culver City, CA
Date: 2012-03-31

Creative Placemaking
National Endowment for the Arts

ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Education Reform in the New Congress: What Could It Mean for Arts Education?
Americans for the Arts

ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Public Art 101 for Administrators
Americans for the Arts

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