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California Arts Council
Advancing California through the Arts and Creativity
February 20, 2014

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Sen. Lieu proposes partial Arts Council budget restoration

Senator Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) announced at a hearing of the Joint Committee of the Arts that he will introduce legislation to restore state funding for the California Arts Council to $25 million, a level not seen in more than a decade.   MORE >>

Asm. Calderon introduces bill to increase arts funding

Last week, Assemblymember Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) introduced Assembly Bill 1662, a measure that appropriates funding for grant programs and other efforts that increase access to the arts for all Californians.  MORE >>

Strategic Plan Webinar at 3pm Today

Did you contribute ideas and/or feedback during our strategic planning process? Are you a grantee -- or possible future grantee -- of ours? Are you interested in public policy, arts policy, or strategic planning in general? Come one, come all, to today's webinar, hosted by California Arts Council Vice-Chair, Susan Steinhauser, and Director, Craig Watson.   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 >>

what's new


Obama to nominate Jane Chu to chair National Endowment for the Arts
Washington Post

California should 'go rogue' - like Fresno
Valley Public Radio

Art For The Economy's Sake
Fox & Hounds

Calif. Lawmaker Proposes Huge Boost in State Arts Funding
The Chronicle of Philanthropy

For the Poor, the Arts Are a Path to Opportunity
NY Times (letter from Bob Lynch & Robert Redford)


Deputy Director
A Reason to Survive
San Diego, CA

Operations Manager
The Imagine Bus Project
San Francisco, CA

Associate Director of Marketing and Communications
Performing Arts Center
Los Angeles, CA

Executive Director
The Crucible
Oakland, CA

Teaching Artist
Sun Gallery
Hayward, CA



artist calls

Catherine Doctorow Prize for Music
Gotham Chamber Opera and the Jarvis & Constance Doctorow Family Foundation
Deadline: 2014-04-01

Theatre Communications Group Accepting Proposals for International Collaboration Grants
Theatre Communications Group
Deadline: 2014-03-03

Princess Grace Foundation-USA Seeks Nominations for 2014 Theater Awards Program
Princess Grace Foundation-USA
Deadline: 2014-03-31

Gotham Chamber Opera Launches Catherine Doctorow Prize for Music February 14, 2014
Gotham Chamber Opera and the Jarvis & Constance Doctorow Family Foundation
Deadline: 2014-04-01

Iheap - Session X - Call for Application 2014
Paris, France

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

Tiny Thoughts
(u)ntitled: The Wignall Art Organization
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Lunch Ticket Magazine Call for Visual Art Submissions
Antioch University, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Traditional to Cutting Edge
Marin Society of Artists
Ross, CA




2014 Annual Conference
California Association of Museums
Napa, CA
Date: 2014-03-05

Focus on Legal Issues for Photographers
California Lawyers for the Arts
Sacramento, CA
Date: 2014-02-26

More Asking, Less Writing (4-Part Webinar Series)
Foundation Center
Online Webinar
Date: 2014-03-05

Growth in the Fashion Industry: A New Approach to Protection?
UC Hastings
San Francisco, CA
Date: 2014-02-28


2013 Otis Report on the Creative Economy: State of California
Otis College of Art & Design

The Morrison School Project: Music Learning Leadership
The Music Center


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