Watch an archived video of our recent grants overview webinar and learn about our 2016-17 grant programs.

Is this email not displaying correctly?
View it in your browser.

California ArtBeat

California Arts Council
Advancing California through the Arts and Creativity
December 08, 2016

Follow on Twitter

Friend on Facebook

Forward to Friend

Statement Following the Ghost Ship Fire in Oakland

In the aftermath of the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland, we have all been feeling the pain and worry emanating from our friends and colleagues in the Bay Area and beyond. Our Council members and staff issued the following statement

 "Our thoughts go out to all who have been affected by the horrible tragedy at the Ghost Ship artist space. We are deeply concerned by the reality that so many artists across California are not able to live and work in spaces that are safe - either in structure or in spirit. This unimaginable incident is a painful reminder of a critical challenge facing artists in many of California's communities. On behalf of the California Arts Council we express our deepest condolences for the artists and individuals lost, and we share our hopes for healing and strength in Oakland's remarkable creative community and beyond."

Our Council will adjourn its December 15, 2016 business meeting in honor of the victims of the Ghost Ship fire.

Council Meeting: Next Week in Riverside

The Arts Council will meet on Thursday, December 15 at the California Museum of Photography, located at 3824 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501

Council Meeting: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Grants Workshop: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The public is invited to attend and to address the Council during the public comment period. A detailed meeting agenda is available at:

We'll also offer a special grants workshop following the Council's business meeting. Arts Council Programs Officer Shelly Gilbride will provide an overview of the California Arts Council's state grant process and train local arts and culture nonprofit organizations in best practices for composing successful grant applications. The workshop will be held at the Mind and Mill located at 3615 Main Street, Suite 103, Riverside, CA 92501.

VIDEO: Grants Overview Webinar

Our December 1st grants webinar provided an overview of all 14 of our 2016-17 grant programs, highlighting some changes and new additions to our grant offerings. Our programs staff reviewed the application process, provided some tips for grant writing success, and answered questions from the public. Click here to watch the archived video.

Six Programs Accepting Applications Now

We are accepting applications for the following grant programs:

ARTISTS ACTIVATING COMMUNITIES: Up to $18,000 for artist residencies in community settings.

ARTISTS IN SCHOOLS: Up to $18,000 supporting students' overall well-being and academic achievement through arts engagement. New categories offered this year supporting PreK, field trips, afterschool and summer programs!

CREATIVE CALIFORNIA COMMUNITIES: Up to $50,000 a year for small and mid-sized organizations and up to $75,000 a year for large organizations to support collaborative creative placemaking projects. Now a two-year grant program!

LOCAL IMPACT: Up to $18,000 for arts projects in underserved communities.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CONSULTING: $1,000-$5,000 for capacity-building professional development or consulting projects for arts organizations. DEADLINE: Dec. 14th

STATEWIDE AND REGIONAL NETWORKS: Up to $30,000 to support culturally-specific, multicultural, and discipline-based statewide and regional arts networks and service organizations.

what's new


Oakland Fire: Benefits, Vigils and Other Ways to Honor the Victims

CSU Dominguez Hills’ Praxis Studio Hosts First Youth Community Art Forum
Dateline Dominguez

Box Art II Project Coming to Street Corner Near You
South Pasadena Review


Teaching Artist (Museum)
Museum of Children's Arts (MOCHA)
Oakland, CA

Art School Program Manager
Community School of Music and Arts
Mountain View

Director of Development
Marin Symphony Orchestra
San Rafael, CA


Development Associate
AXIS Dance Company
Oakland, CA



artist calls

California Writing Residency
1888 + Yefe Nof
Deadline: 2017-02-28


Shifting Landscapes
Surface Design Association and form & concept
Santa Fe, NM

Japan Day Art Contest 2017
Japan Day Inc.
New York, NY

Seeing RED -- An open-walls, nonjuried exhibition
ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation
Chicago, IL

Public Art Project
City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture
San Diego, CA

Boundaries and Balance
ACCI Gallery
Berkeley, CA




The Cycle: Management of Successful Arts and Cultural Organizations
DeVos Institute of Arts Management
Free Online Course
Date: 2016-12-12


Engaging the Community: Reflections on a STEAM Institute
The Steam Journal


forward this


contact us

Do you know someone who might be interested in receiving this weekly newsletter?

You're receiving this newsletter because you subscribed.

California Arts Council
1300 I Street
Suite 930
Sacramento, CA 95814