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California Arts Council
Advancing California through the Arts and Creativity
February 27, 2014

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Live Streaming of Arts Innovation Symposium

We've teamed up with our friends at WESTAF (The Western States Arts Federation), Frank Gehry Partners, and Charter Communications to present free live streaming of the annual WESTAF Cultural Policy Symposium on March 4th. Participants from around the world can tune-in live to hear an extraordinary group of presenters explore critical issues facing arts and education.   MORE >>

Upcoming Grant Program Deadlines

We're currently accepting applications for six grant programs! The first deadline, for our Statewide Networks program, is this Friday, February 28. All other deadlines are to follow throughout the month of March for both our signature and new grant programs. Make sure your organization doesn't miss a deadline! Head over to the programs page of our website for applications, guidelines, and program details.   MORE >>

Nominate Your Artsy Cities!

Does your city do a great job supporting arts and economic development? Ask the city leadership to apply in the "Economic Development Through the Arts" category of the Helen Putnam Awards from the League of California Cities. Deadline for application is Thursday, April 10, 2014. Full details are at  MORE >>

Arts Ed & Local Control Funding Webinar

Want to learn more about the Local Control Funding Formula in education and how to ask for more arts education in your local schools? Sign up for this evening webinar on Thursday, March 6, sponsored by the California PTA and the California Alliance for Arts Education.   MORE >>

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Teachers: LA schools' arts education budget 'a step in the wrong direction'

Art Ag Project breezes into first visit

Oakland Artist Crafts Homes for Those Who Have None

Tracking the Creative Economy
The Argonaut

The arts may be key to propping up California's economy
San Diego Union-Tribune


Executive Director
Fox Theater Foundation
Bakersfield, CA

Summer Adjunct Professors
California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, CA

Grants Writer/Coordinator
USC Pacific Asia Museum
Pasadena, CA

Public Communications Coordinator
USC Pacific Asia Museum
Pasadena, CA

Director of Development
Cornerstone Theater Company
Los Angeles, CA



artist calls

The Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF)
Deadline: 2014-04-01

Citizens' Institute on Rural Design Invites Proposals for Rural Communities Facing Design Challenges
National Endowment for the Arts/Arts Midwest
Deadline: 2014-05-06

Creative Capital Accepting Applications for Awards in Moving Image and Visual Arts
Creative Capital
Deadline: 2014-02-28

Berkeley Civic Center Art Exhibition
Civic Arts Commission/ Berkeley Art Center
Berkeley, CA

Craft+Design Show 2014
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
Richmond, VA

Breaking Out of the Box
City of Santa Clara
Santa Clara, CA

All Mixed Up-Mixed Media Juried Exhibit
Santa Cruz Art League
Santa Cruz, CA

dance anywhere 2014
dance anywhere
San Francisco




Collaborating for Success
The Nonprofit Center Network
San Diego, CA
Date: 2014-03-13

Redesigning Leadership
Arts Orange County
Costa Mesa, CA
Date: 2014-03-26

Succession Planning for Effective Boards (Free)
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 2014-03-11


Research: Art Works Grants Final Papers
National Endowment for the Arts


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