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October 11, 2012 artbea
California Arts Council

Shoot some public art. With a camera.

The California Arts Council and ViewBug.com are raising awareness and appreciation of California's abundant public art--and bringing out shutterbugs in communities throughout the state. For our photo contest, photographers must capture art (murals, mosaic, sculptures, paintings, etc.) created specifically for public settings such as parks, plazas, buildings and community-gathering spots.

New ArtWorks! story: Jagged Lines of Imagination Academy

Both the magical and maddening moments of teaching the arts: that's what K-12 teachers encounter after their instruction in visual arts lessons by the teaching artists at Jagged Lines of Imagination Academy. Yet the classroom teachers declare the experience, "awesome," "exactly what I needed."  READ STORY.

National Christmas Tree show to feature Imagine Bus Project

Our nation's capital lights up with displays at Christmastime. California's contribution will feature ornaments from The Imagine Bus Project, a nonprofit that offers arts programs to low-income, at-risk and incarcerated youth in the San Francisco Bay Area.  SEE PRESS RELEASE

Scholastic Awards now open (writing or art, grades 7-12)

The Scholastic Awards are probably the most prestigious awards in visual art and writing in the U.S. for teens in grades 7-12. The program is now accepting applications, with deadlines in December (the 6th for art, the 13th for writing). SEE WEBSITE

Recent California USArtists grants (international touring)

When the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation announced the third round of the 2012 USArtists grants for international tours, six of the 24 -- or 25% -- were from California. USArtists International is a national initiative dedicated to ensuring that arts from the U.S. are represented around the world. SEE MORE INFO * SEE APPLICATION PROCESS


what's new   jobs

LAUSD arts funding cut 76% in five years

Jewish Temple Encourages Worship Through The Arts
Voice of America

Healing Through the Arts
Autism File

Video: Sony Pictures Unveils Culver City 'Rainbow' Installation
Culver City Patch

Music Prodigy Beats 70 Startups To Bring Music Education Technology to the Masses
Tech Zulu

Celebrating California's Arts & Crafts Movement
Hometown Pasadena

The LA Fund For Public Education Launches "Arts Matter" Campaign To Support Arts Education
Herald Online

Proposal To Double City Funding For Arts Moves Toward City Council

Arts Education Buzzwords: What People are Saying
P.S. Arts

LAUSD considers making arts education a 'core subject'

Director of Development
Nimbus Arts
St Helena, CA

Theatre Operations and Technical Assistant
City of Tracy
Tracy, CA

Dublin, Ireland

Executive Director
Museum of Children's Art (MOCHA)
Oakland, CA

The Granada Theatre volunteer usher opportunity
The Granada Theatre (The Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts)
Santa Barbara, CA

grants   artist calls

ARC (Artists' Resource for Completion) for LA Artists (October deadline)
Center for Cultural Innovation
Deadline: 2012-10-30

Organizational Grant Program
Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Deadline: 2012-10-31

Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art
Henry Luce Foundation
Deadline: 2012-10-24

Deadline: 2012-11-01

All-In: Re-imagining Community Participation
Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Deadline: 2012-11-01

Seasons Online Art Competition
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Jupiter, FL

2013 Wild & Scenic Film Festival Art Exhibition: A Climate of Change
Nevada County Arts
Nevada City, CA

Field Projects Artist Open Call
Field Projects Gallery
New York, NY

Out of the Blue
Gallery Route One
Point Reyes Station, CA

5th Annual Juried Exhibition
Idaho Falls Arts Council
Idaho Falls, ID

conferences/workshops   research

Scenario Planning & Collaboration Among Heritage Institutions to Improve Disaster Preparedness for Collections
California Association of Museums
Date: 2012-10-19

Design Patents: How to Protect Your Art
California Lawyers for the Arts
San Francisco, CA
Date: 2012-10-17

Self Defense for Writers & Filmmakers
California Lawyers for the Arts
Los Angeles, CA
Date: 2012-10-20

Improving Your Nonprofit's Financial Health
Foundation Center
Online Webinar
Date: 2012-10-17

Culture Connects All: Rethinking Audiences in Times of Demographic Change
Partners for Livable Communities

VISAS: The Journey to the U.S.
Musical America-Special Reports

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