The new statewide creative economy report underscores the need to bolster the talent pipeline through support for the arts and arts education.

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California Arts Council
Advancing California through the Arts and Creativity
April 23, 2015

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New! California Creative Economy Report

Last week, the results of the 2014 Otis Report on the Creative Economy of California (Otis Report) were unveiled at a state Capitol hearing before the Legislative Joint Committee on the Arts in Sacramento. The statewide Otis Report, supported by the California Arts Council, asserts California's competitive advantage in the creative sector and underscores the need to bolster the talent pipeline through support for the arts and arts education.   MORE >>

Poetry Out Loud National Finals Next Week

On Tuesday, April 28, 53 high school students who advanced from poetry recitation competitions across the U.S. states and territories will gather in Washington, D.C. to match their skills in reciting classic and contemporary poetry in the 2015 National Semifinals of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. Tuolumne County's Levi Lowe will represent California. You can watch Levi recite live during the competition on Tuesday, April 28 between 2 and 5pm PST.    MORE >>

Professional Development for Museum Administrators

The California Association of Museums will offer free professional development opportunities over a period of six months (June - November 2015). Three unique Learning Collaboratives will take place under the California Networks for Collaboration program's overarching topic of expanding public engagement and accessibility: Accessibility, Audience Research, Engagement Strategies.  MORE >>

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San Francisco, CA

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Auburn, CA

Director of Marketing & Loyalty Programs
Pacific Symphony
Santa Ana, CA

Executive Director - Threewalls
Chicago, IL

Business Manager / Cataloguer - Himalayan, Indian and South East Asian Art Department
Bonhams & Butterfields
New York, NY



artist calls

Fund for Elementary School Drama (Grades 1-5)
The Lovett Foundation
Deadline: 2015-06-30

Harpo Foundation Invites Applications for 2015 Emerging Artists Fellowship
Harpo Foundation
Deadline: 2015-07-05

Vilcek Foundation Invites Applications for Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Theatre
Vilcek Foundation
Deadline: 2015-06-15


National Design Competition
Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation
Washington, DC

Annual Artist's Eye Open All-media Competition
Orange County Fine Arts
Santa Ana, CA

Juried Art Exhibition Seeing Red
Village Theatre Art Gallery
Danville, CA

Artist Residency
ICB Artists Association
Sausalito, CA

Footing the Bill: Art and our Ecological Footprint
Art Works For Change
Oakland, CA




Legwork for Artists--How to Structure your work and Beat the Pavement like a Pro
Blue Line Gallery
Sacramento, CA
Date: 2015-05-02


Creating Connection: Building Public Will for Arts and Culture
Arts Midwest


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