Our expanded Veterans Initiative in the Arts program supports arts programs serving veterans, active military, and their families.

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California Arts Council
Advancing California through the Arts and Creativity
February 19, 2016

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Expanded 'Veterans Initiative in the Arts' Program Now Open

The 2016 grant application season is underway! Guidelines and applications for eight of our grant programs are now available. 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:

Veterans Initiative in the Arts (VIA) seeks to increase equity, access, and opportunities for veterans to participate in arts programming that is sensitive and responsive to their unique experiences. VIA provides project and partnership support for nonprofit arts organizations, local arts agencies, and veterans' assistance agencies to reach veterans, active military, and their families. Deadline: March 24, 2016. http://arts.ca.gov/programs/via.php

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

We're hiring! Accountant I Position

We're seeking an accountant to join our team of hard-working public servants! View the complete job posting and application details at this link. The final filing date for this position is February 25, 2016.   MORE >>

Working on your taxes? Help "Keep Arts in Schools!"

Interested in helping? It's easy - and deductible! Give a little extra on your state tax return to the "Keep Arts in Schools Fund," and 100% of your tax-deductible contribution is applied to arts education programs supported by the California Arts Council. The fund can be found in Voluntary Contribution Section 110 (425) of the "540" individual state tax-return form, and the minimum donation is just $1. Every dollar counts, so please join the California Arts Council and "Keep Arts in Schools" through your state tax return!     MORE >>

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Joan Agajanian Quinn Honored by California Arts Council

Making Art Tied to Fewer Cognitive Problems in Old Age
Pacific Standard

Art classes give at-risk students a new outlook on life
Orange County Register


Marketing and Promotions Associate
Pasadena Playhouse

Program Coordinator
Turnaround Arts: California
Los Angeles, CA

Museum Receptionist
Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, CA

Human Resources Assistant
Southern CA Institute of Architecture
Los Angeles, CA

Marketing & Promotions Associate
Pasadena Playhouse
Pasadena, CA



artist calls

Applications for Native Hawaiian Academic Fellowships
Kohala Center
Deadline: 2016-02-29

Lighting Artists in Dance
Dancers' Goup
Deadline: 2016-02-26

LLMA Seeks Submissions for Library Public Relations Award
Library Leadership and Management Association
Deadline: 2016-02-29


The International Sculpture Center's 26th Conference: Call for Panels
The International Sculpture Center
Hamilton, NJ

Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016
Parker Harris
London, United Kingdom

Call for New Members
Mercury 20 Gallery
Oakland, CA

Sebastopol Public Art RFQ
City of Sebastopol
Sebastopol, CA

“Landscapes” Online Art Competition
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Jupiter, FL




Starting & Sustaining a New Nonprofit
Center for Nonprofit Management
Los Angeles, CA
Date: 2016-02-24


We Asked: What's the Biggest Challenge Facing the Arts?


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