Applications for our Local Impact program and NEW Cultural Pathways program available now.

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California Arts Council
Advancing California through the Arts and Creativity
January 15, 2016

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Council Meeting: January 28 in Sacramento

The Arts Council will meet on Thursday, January 28, at the Verge Center for the Arts located at 625 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95811. View the meeting agenda at this link. The public is invited to attend and address the Council during the public comment period.

SIX grant programs now open!

The 2016 grant application season is underway! Guidelines and applications for six of our grant programs are now available, with our Artists in Schools program launching next week. With ongoing assessment of our grant programs and the addition of new programs, all guidelines and applications have been revised this year. Please read eligibility and program requirements carefully.

New this week:

NEW GRANT PROGRAM! A new pilot grant program, Cultural Pathways (CP) is rooted in the California Arts Council's commitment to serving the needs of an increasingly demographically complex California, and the belief that a healthy arts ecosystem reflects contributions from all of California's diverse populations. This program provides two years of operating support and a host of technical assistance and professional development activities to small and emerging organizations rooted in communities of color, recent immigrant and refugee communities, or tribal groups.  Deadline: March 10, 2016.

Local Impact (LI) fosters equity, access, and opportunity by providing project and partnership support for small arts organizations reaching underserved communities. All projects must extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations that have limited access to the arts. Deadline: March 16, 2016.

Coming next week: Artists in Schools (AIS) supports projects that integrate community arts resources -- artists and professional art organizations  -- into comprehensive, standards-based arts-learning at school sites. New this year, we have added an optional Professional Development grant category to support co-learning opportunities for teaching artists, classroom teachers, and school administrators. Professional Development projects may supplement AIS residencies for students, or may stand alone.

Click here to view a complete listing of our open programs. 

what's new


'Poetry Out Loud!' set for Jan. 27 at Nevada Union High School
The Union

‘AnimalScapes’ opens this weekend at Ironstone
The Union Democrat

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Artists' Resale Royalty Suit--Who Wins?
Artnet News

Making Poetry Matter
City Journal


Marketing Director
The Shotgun Players
Berkeley, CA

Fabrik Expo
Los Angeles, CA

Manager, Social Innovation
Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
Los Angeles, CA

Executive Director
SOMArts Cultural Center
San Francisco, CA

Art Preparator
L.A. Louver
Venice, CA



artist calls

Kurt Weill Foundation Invites Applications From Vocalists for Lotte Lenya Competition
Kurt Weill Foundation for Music
Deadline: 2016-01-25

Big Read Accepting Grant Applications for Community-Wide Reading Programs
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Deadline: 2016-01-27

Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
Deadline: 2016-02-01


Solo Show Proposals from Emerging Artists (2D work only)
Artist Television Access
San Francisco, CA

California's National Parks Juried Show
Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
Solvang, CA

Dialogues with Myself
Montecito, CA

6th Annual Art Scientifique
CSU Fresno/Chris Sorensen Studio
Fresno, CA

Looking for Digital Artists
VOID - Virtual Reality Gallery
Miami, FL




The Art of Storytelling for Mediators and Lawyers
California Lawyers for the Arts
Los Angeles, CA
Date: 2016-02-10


Investing in Cultural Participation and Financial Sustainability
The James Irvine Foundation


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