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California Arts Council
Advancing California through the Arts and Creativity
January 10, 2014

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Arts Council to Meet in Sacramento

The California Arts Council will meet on Wednesday, January 22 at the California Department of Education, Room 1101 (State Board Room), 1430 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at approximately 5:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend and address the Council during the public comment period. Public testimony will be time-limited. View the meeting agenda at this link.

Thank You to Potential Panelists!

The California Arts Council heartily thanks the many individuals who submitted their resumes and bios to be considered as possible panelists. It's great to see so many people willing to volunteer their time to help the Arts Council in this critical part of our process and service to the State of California. Here's what happens next.   MORE >>

Contribute to the Statewide Unity Poem

California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera invites all Californians to participate in the Unity Project. Send Herrera words, poems, and thoughts to help create the largest poem on unity. We encourage teachers to consider participating via a classroom project with their students. Submit poems to   MORE >>

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Arts funding at risk in Brown's budget proposal
Los Angeles Times

Oakland School for the Arts administrator appointed to Arts Council
San Jose Mercury-News

State Sen. Ted Lieu on how art can help alleviate prison issues

Effort emerging to bring arts back to California prisons

Is the Arts Economy Dead?
The Street


Art Teacher
Mission Viejo, CA

Event Production Assistant
Community Arts Resources
Los Angeles, CA

Sr Graphic Designer
Cashmere Agency
Los Angeles, CA

Graphic Designer
Cashmere Agency
Los Angeles, CA

Prospect Research Coordinator
Carmel Bach Festival
Carmel, CA



artist calls

Native Lab Fellowship
Sundance Institute
Deadline: 2014-02-03

Professional Grant
Alexia Foundation
Deadline: 2014-01-13

Posen Society of Fellows - A Fellowship for Emerging Scholars
Posen Foundation
Deadline: 2014-01-15

Native American Fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center
Harpo Foundation
Deadline: 2014-02-15

Open Call for Ongoing AIR
Art Center Ongoing
Tokyo, Japan

ArtWorks North West
Umpqua Valley Arts Center
Roseburg, OR

Tending Space Fellowships for Artists
Hemera Foundation
Boulder, CO

The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show
The Kinsey Institute
Bloomington, IN

Landscape: Looking at Photography
Black Box Gallery
Portland, OR




PROTECTING CULTURAL COLLECTIONS: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery, Part 1 (Free)
California Association of Museums
Pasadena, CA
Date: 2014-01-28

Understanding the New Health Care Law for the Creative Arts Community (Free)
California Lawyers for the Arts
San Francisco, CA
Date: 2014-01-22

Relax with Tax for Artists and the Self-Employed
California Lawyers for the Arts
San Francisco, CA
Date: 2014-01-25


Establishing a Creative Economy: Art as an Economic Engine in Native Communities
First People's Fund

How Cities Can Nurture Cultural Entrepreneurs
Kauffman Foundation

The Inaugural Report from National Center for Arts Research
National Center for Arts Research


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