The California Arts Council is the proud founding sponsor for Turnaround Arts CA -- a program using arts education strategies to significantly improve ten of California's lowest performing elementary schools.

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California Arts Council
Advancing California through the Arts and Creativity
May 22, 2014

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CA schools join President Obama's 'Turnaround Arts' program

The California Arts Council is the proud founding sponsor for Turnaround Arts CA -- a program using arts education strategies to significantly improve ten of California's lowest performing elementary schools. The Council invested $300,000 in the launch of this powerful arts education initiative, using one-time funds generously provided by the California State Assembly.  MORE >>

State-Local Partnership Program Applications Now Available

The State-Local Partnership Program application is now available on the California Arts Council website. The deadline for submission is Friday, June 20, 2014. Only local arts agencies designated by a county board of supervisors to serve the county's citizens in partnership with the California Arts Council are eligible to apply. If you are unsure of eligibility, please check the applicant eligibility criteria list.   MORE >>

Seeking Organizations for Arts-in-Corrections Pilot

In partnership with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the California Arts Council has released a request-for-proposals (RFP) for Arts-in-Corrections Coordinating Organizations -- nonprofits and others that can appropriately coordinate artist personnel for a new Arts-in-Corrections pilot program. Proposals must be received by May 27, 2014.   MORE >>

CERF+ Disaster Relief Assistance

The California Arts Council would like to make sure that professional craft artists seriously affected by the recent wildfires in Southern California are aware of the emergency relief assistance available from the Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+). If, as a craft artist, you have suffered loss, please contact CERF+.  MORE >>

Unique Grant Opportunity: CA Workforce Accelerator Fund

The California Arts Council aims to keep Californians aware of state funding opportunities for arts organizations to assist in other fields. This week we found a great possibility: the "Workforce Accelerator Fund." Grants are available for collaborative programs that help our state's labor market. Arts organizations (as community organizations) could be eligible.  MORE >>

what's new


L.A. Unified hires Rory Pullens as new head of arts education
Los Angeles Times

Low-performing Inglewood, Compton schools try arts-based revamp

How the 'creative placemaking' movement is transforming neighborhoods
KPCC Take Two

President's Turnaround Arts Program Expanded
Huffington Post

Art helps us see the world, for better or worse, more clearly
Monterey County Weekly


Production Manager/Technician
Australia's Strange Fruit
Los Angeles

Office Coordinator
Arts Council for Long Beach
Long Beach

Executive Director
San Francisco, CA

Program Manager
Western National Parks Association
San Francisco, CA

Director of Marketing & Communications
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Beverly Hills



artist calls

Fitch Charitable Foundation Offers Project Grants to Mid-Career Professionals in Preservation and Related Fields
James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation
Deadline: 2014-10-15

Gerbode and Hewlett Foundations Invite Applicationsfor 2014 Choreography Commissi oning Awards
The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Deadline: 2014-08-07

2014 Women's Initiative Grant
The Alexia Foundation
Deadline: 2014-06-30

Art and Social Change
LH Horton Jr Gallery
Stockton, CA

Engines and Art
Pioneer Arts Club
Grass Valley, CA

Linus Galleries
Pasadena, CA

Sacramento Valley Writing Contest
Berkeley, CA

Healdsburg Arts Festival
Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Healdsburg, CA




How to Avoid the Common Legal Mistakes Made by Content Creators
California Lawyers for the Arts
Berkeley, CA
Date: 2014-06-03

PROTECTING CULTURAL COLLECTIONS: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery
California Association of Musuem
Arroyo Grande, CA
Date: 2014-06-04


The Economic Impact of Arts-Based After-School Programs
Brown University/Roger Williams University


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