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California Arts Council
Advancing California through the Arts and Creativity
February 06, 2014

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Just Released: Our New Strategic Plan

We're thrilled to share our new Strategic Plan, adopted at our annual meeting on January 22, 2014. This plan was developed to further our mission and to serve as a road map for our agency over the next three to five years. The plan is available in various forms, from a brief executive summary to a detailed plan with contributing data from our survey, interviews, and listening tours.

Thank you to all who contributed to the development of our plan, and a special thanks to our Council Vice-Chair, Susan Steinhauser, for her hard work in leading this process as Chair of our Strategic Planning Committee. We look forward to implementing this plan as a guide for the exciting times ahead for our agency and for the arts in California!   MORE >>

New Program Opens Today: Arts on the Air

The Arts on the Air Program supports the creation, on air broadcast, and promotion of original public media content designed to expose Californians to impactful stories about the arts and their value. Guidelines and application available now. Deadline: March 21. Learn more during our guidelines webinar on February 13.

This new grant program is supported by one-time funds from the California State Assembly. Click here for more information.   MORE >>

Statewide Creative Economy Report Published Today

Creativity is serious business in the state of California. Our state's creative economy contributed 7.8% of the gross state product in 2012. Across the state, with a total of 1.4 million workers, the creative industries accounted for directly or indirectly 9.7% of all wage and salary employment, or roughly 1 in 10 jobs. View the full 2013 Otis Report on the Creative Economy, featuring statewide data for the first time.   MORE >>

Creative Economy Hearing: Feb. 12 in Sacramento

Recognizing the importance of creativity to California's past, present and future, Senator Ted Lieu and members of the State's Joint Committee on the Arts will convene an informational hearing in the state's capitol to examine the role the creative sector plays in the state's economy. Featuring new statewide data from the Otis Report supported by the California Arts Council. Wednesday, February 12 at 10am.   MORE >>

Join our team! Arts Grants Administrator Jobs

The California Arts Council will be hiring individuals to fill program administrator positions for the first time in over ten years. Currently there are two vacancies to be filled. This is a rare opportunity to join a hard working agency during an exciting time of growth. Check out the posting at this link and help spread the word!  MORE >>

New Program Webinar Feb. 10: Creative California Communities

The Creative California Communities Program (CCC) supports exceptional projects that harness arts and culture as a key economic development or arts service strategy for communities of all sizes, with grant awards up to $100,000. Guidelines and application available now. Thinking of applying? Learn more during our guidelines webinar Monday, February 10. Register at this link.

what's new


Report draws picture of California's 'creative economy'

California Arts Council Announces New Grant Opportunities
Sierra Sun Times

What Parents Know: The Arts Matter
EdSource, a Directory of Top Art Schools, Commends Annette Bening for Promoting Arts Education
Digital Journal

U.S. Congressional Resale Royalty Report
Wealth Management


Marketing Manager
Mondavi Center, UC Davis
Davis, CA

Museum Store Manager
American Museum of Ceramic Art
Pomona, CA

Executive Director
American Museum of Ceramic Art
Pomona, CA

Costume Operations Supervisor
SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego, CA

Development Manager
East West Players
Los Angeles, CA



artist calls

Exhibition Grants
Terra Foundation for American Art
Deadline: 2014-03-03

Funds for National Projects
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Deadline: 2014-02-28

Presenter Consortium for Jazz
Chamber Music America
Deadline: 2014-02-07

Multicultural Fellowship Opportunity
San Francisco Foundation
Deadline: 2014-03-10

International Kontinent Photography Awards 2014
Artlica Agency
Izmir, Turkey

Art Competition for Design of San Diego Fringe Festival 2014
San Diego Fringe Festival
San Diego, CA

2014 Hand Crafter Arts and Crafts Show
Martinez Chamber of Commerce
Martinez, CA

Art Scientifique
CSU Fresno and Chris Sorensen Studio
Fresno, CA

Paint the Village: A Plein Air Paint Out
Monterey Council for the Arts
Monterey, CA




Crafting Your Artist Statement and Biography
Blue Line Gallery
Roseville, CA
Date: 2014-02-22

Fair Use in Filmmaking: Using Footage, Music or Art in Film Projects
California Lawyers for the Arts
Los Angeles, CA
Date: 2014-02-19

Relax with Tax: The Essentials of Income Tax for Individual Artists of All Disciplines
California Lawyers for the Arts
Sacramento, CA
Date: 2014-02-12


New Data Directions for the Cultural Landscape: Toward a Better-Informed, Stronger Sector
Cultural Data Project


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