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

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Arts Council Presents at State Budget Hearing

On April 8th, California Arts Council Director Craig Watson spoke before the California State Assembly Budget Subcommittee Number Four. The committee invited Watson to provide an informational overview of the California Arts Council agency operations and budget. Learn more about the testimony and the many organizations who spoke in support of a budget restoration for the Arts Council.    MORE >>

Building Momentum for CREATE CA

California's statewide arts education coalition, CREATE CA, is in the news! An article published this week by EdSource outlines the latest work of the coalition and the challenges and opportunities facing arts education progress in California. Featuring interviews with State Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlakson and Arts Council Director Craig Watson.  MORE >>

Arts Funding Update: Senate Bill 1432

SB 1432 (Lieu), a bill proposing a partial restoration of the California Arts Council budget, passed out of the Governmental Organization Committee 6-3 on Tuesday, April 8. Next stop: the Appropriations Committee. This bill would continuously appropriate the sum of $25M annually from the General Fund to the Arts Council to be used for grants. View the complete bill text at this link.  MORE >>

Keep Arts in Schools Fund and TurboTax

Various California Arts Council employees have been doing their own taxes this month, and learned how to join the Keep Arts in Schools Fund campaign when using the popular TurboTax software from the California company Intuit. We pass along our best advice and tips.  MORE >>

what's new


Effort to revive arts programs in schools gains momentum

San Luis Obispo artist creates design for U.S. Mint's first curved coins
The Tribune

Questions roil San Diego Opera in aftermath of its decision to close
Los Angeles Times

The Case for Drawing and Doodling in Class
Education Week


Coordinator, Individual Giving
American Film Institute
Los Angeles, CA

Education Department Assistant
Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey, CA

Executive Director
Anaheim, CA

Development Director
Crowden Music Center
Berkeley, CA

Artist for Hire
Human Dx Ltd.
San Francisco, CA



artist calls

Harpo Foundation Invites Applications for 2014 Emerging Artists Fellowship
Harpo Foundation
Deadline: 2014-07-05

National Art Education Foundation Seeks Applications for 2014 Art Educator Grants
National Art Education Foundation
Deadline: 2014-10-01

California Historical Society Accepting Proposals for 2014 Book Award
California Historical Society
Deadline: 2014-07-01

Now Accepting Proposals for the Innovation Lab
EmcArts/Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Deadline: 2014-05-30

Juried Art Show
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Sebastopol, CA

Videoholica Association
Varna, Bulgaria

2014 Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest
Poets Club of Lincoln
Lincoln, CA

Art@Tell - Edition 2/2014
University of St. Gallen

Cycle Winters: Bike Art
Winters, CA




Proposal Writing Boot Camp
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 2014-05-21

Working with Galleries
Blue Line Gallery
Roseville, CA
Date: 2014-06-28


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


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