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California Arts Council
Advancing California through the Arts and Creativity
February 26, 2016

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Request for Proposals: Arts in Corrections

The California Arts Council and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) are seeking arts organizations to implement rehabilitative arts programs at prisons statewide. Proposals must be received by April 11, 2016 and an informational webinar will be held on Wednesday, March 2 at 2:00 p.m.   MORE >>

NEW Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the LA Region

The 2015 Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region was released at a special event in Los Angeles yesterday. Among other findings, the report illustrates that from 2009 to 2014, the number of jobs linked to art, culture and design in the Los Angeles area increased almost 3 percent. Click here to view the full report online. The 2015 statewide Otis Report on the Creative Economy of California will be released later this year.  MORE >>

Deadlines approaching! 8 Programs Currently 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. Click here to view a complete listing of our open programs.    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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The LA-area 'creative economy' is getting stronger and changing

Santa Monica Arts Foundation Gives Leadership Awards
Santa Monica Lookout

Art IS Education at Newark Library
Contra Costa Times

Poetry Out Loud celebrates 10th year in San Luis Obispo County
The Tribune


Lead Preparator
L.A. Louver
Venice, CA

Production Associate
Teacher's Curriculum Institute (TCI)
Mountain View, CA

Minnesota Street Project
San Francisco, CA

Lead Photographer
Venice Arts
Venice, CA

2D Visual Art Teacher
St. Margaret's Episcopal School
San Juan Capistrano



artist calls

Silicon Valley Donors Circle Issues RFP for Visual, Media, Literary Arts
Donor Circle for the Arts
Deadline: 2016-03-05

Ucross Foundation Accepting Applications for Fall 2016 Artist Residencies
Ucross Foundation
Deadline: 2016-03-01

BRIC Accepting Applications for Visual Artist Residencies
Deadline: 2016-03-14


360 XOCHI QUETZAL: Free Artist Residency in Central Mexico
Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico

Highway 2 - The Journey and the Destination
La Canada Flintridge, CA

Crusade Engagement Grant
Crusade for Art
Atlanta, GA

Call for Projects, World Art Day: Los Angeles / Festival Dates April 14-17, 2016
Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk
Los Angeles, CA

Salon at the Triton: 2016 Statewide 2D Competition & Exhibition
Triton Museum of Art
Santa Clara, CA




Arts Education Learning Exchange
California Alliance for Arts Education
San Diego, CA
Date: 2016-03-17


Emotional Intent Modulates The Neural Substrates Of Creativity: An fMRI Study of Emotionally Targeted Improvisation in Jazz Musicians
Scientific Reports


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