Free webinar March 2nd for our new grant program serving small orgs in communities of color, immigrant or refugee communities, tribal groups.

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California Arts Council
Advancing California through the Arts and Creativity
February 12, 2016

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A National Victory for Arts in Corrections

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 759, the "Recidivism Risk Reduction Act" by a voice vote. The Judiciary Committee included Congressman Ted Lieu's (D, Los Angeles County) request for arts language, and Section 5 of the bill now lists "art organizations" as groups the Bureau of Prisons must enter into partnerships with to reduce recidivism.   MORE >>

Spread the word about our new Cultural Pathways program

This year, we're rolling out a new grant program called Cultural Pathways, which is designed to strengthen the capacity of small, new, and emerging arts organizations that serve and represent the diversity of California and to anchor the creative work of these organizations in the cultural landscape of the state. This program provides two years of operating support and a host of technical assistance and professional development activities to small and emerging organizations (budget of less than $150,000) rooted in communities of color, recent immigrant and refugee communities, or tribal groups.

Applications and guidelines are available now for this program. March 30, 2016 is the deadline to apply. Organizations interested in applying are encouraged to participate in a free informational webinar on Tuesday, March 2 at 11am. Webinar registration, program guidelines, and application are available at

We hope you will help us spread the word about this exciting new program using the resources below:

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact our programs specialist Jason Jong at jason.jong@ or 916-322-6338.

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Learning empathy through art in prison
San Diego Union-Tribune


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Mediate Art Group
San Francisco, CA

Assistant Operations Manager/Warehouse Manager
U.S.Art Company
Compton, CA

In-House Artist/Designer
Ontario, CA

Student Assistant
California Arts Council
Sacramento, CA

Manager, Patron Services
The Broad Stage
Santa Monica, CA



artist calls

DDCF Accepting Grant Proposals to Strengthen Performing Arts
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Deadline: 2016-02-26

National Book Foundation Seeks Nominations for Innovations in Reading Prize
National Book Foundation
Deadline: 2016-02-29

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts Invites Applications
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Deadline: 2016-02-25


Call for Photographers: Secrets & Mysteries
L.A. Photo Curator
Los Angeles, CA

Landscapes International Juried Art Competition
Fusion Art
Palm Springs, CA

Exhibition Opportunity for Art Basel Miami
Starry Night Programs
Truth or Consequences, NM

VisArts Open Call for Solo Exhibition Proposals
VisArts at Rockville
Rockville, MD

VisArts Open Call for Bresler Residency
VisArts at Rockville
Rockville, MD




Arts Education Strategies in LCAPs
California Alliance for Arts Education
Free Online Webinar
Date: 2016-02-23


Cultural and Creative Industries Fuel Global Economy and Provide 29.5 million Jobs Worldwide


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