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

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Statewide Arts Convening on Sept 26 & 27 in Sacramento

CONFLUENCE 2016, a statewide arts conference, will be held September 26-27 at the Sacramento Convention Center, presented by the statewide service organization Californians for the Arts.  This year's theme is "Better Together - Best Practices from the Field." Last year's CONFLUENCE attracted more than 250 arts leaders to Sacramento from throughout California. Key influencers and decision-makers will join together again this year to share ideas and to learn from thought-leaders in the field. 

With the support of the California Arts Council, the conference is able to provide a limited number of travel stipends to participants from outside the Sacramento area. Click here to learn more and to register.

California Cultural Districts: What's Next?

As you may be aware, new California legislation has empowered the California Arts Council to designate areas as state cultural districts. A cultural district is defined as a geographical area with a concentration of cultural facilities, creative enterprises, or arts venues.

We know that every city and town in California is different, and we want to ensure that California's first statewide cultural districts program is reflective of the unique realities, opportunities, and challenges that exist in communities large and small across our state. Click here to read the latest update on our blog.

what's new


IECN's Segura to hold Political Cartoon Workshops through November
Inland Empire Community News

Art Escape wins grant for Spanish-language program
Sonoma Index Tribune

Young artists work on display at Arts Visalia
Visalia Times-Delta

CSMA receives Artists in Schools grant
Los Altos Town Crier

Photo Essay: Art and Issues on Display for Community at Kern Youth Arts Festival
South Kern Sol


Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Specialist
Riverside Unified School District
Riverside, CA

Custodian, Full-Time
Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles, CA

Facilities/Security Manager
Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles, CA

Preparator (Temporary)
Saint Mary's College Museum of Art
Moraga, CA

Theatre Operations Manager
Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA



artist calls

Ucross Foundation Accepting Applications for Spring 2017 Artist Residencies
Ucross Foundation
Deadline: 2016-10-01

Documenting Endangered Languages
Division of Preservation and Access
Deadline: 2016-09-26


Call to artists
Saratoga Library (SCCLD)
Saratoga, CA

Focus: Black and White
Black Box Gallery
Portland, OR

Call for submissions: FUTURE LANDSCAPES – Venice 2016
It's LIQUID Group
New Orleans, LA

It's LIQUID Group
New Orleans, LA

Your Landscape
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Sebastopol, CA




Proposal Writing Workshop
San Francisco, CA
Date: 2016-08-16


Options For Community Arts Training & Support
The Center for the Study of Art & Community


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