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California Arts Council
Advancing California through the Arts and Creativity
December 22, 2016

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Associate Governmental Program Analyst - Arts in Corrections

Our team is growing! We're seeking a new staffer to provide analytical and technical support for our Arts in Corrections program, which provides critical rehabilitative arts services to California's incarcerated population. Click here to view details and application instructions. Deadline 1/13/2017.   MORE >>

California State Summer School for the Arts

The California State Summer School for the Arts is now accepting applications! This four week summer program is for talented & motivated high school students in California & beyond. Application Deadline: 2/28/2017  MORE >>

Five 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.

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


Dana Gioia, California Poet Laureate performs at Walter Stiern Library
Kern Poetry

Ghost Ship tragedy puts focus on plight of Oakland artists dealing with soaring Bay Area housing costs
Los Angeles Times

Victims of the Oakland warehouse fire: Who they were
Los Angeles Times

Davis mariachi musicians featured at Capitol tree-lighting
The Davis Enterprise

Burton School District plans for more arts programs
The Poterville Recorder


Scholastic Program Coordinator
The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Sarasota, FL

Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art
The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Sarasota, FL

Helga Wall-Apelt Associate Curator of Asian Art
The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Sarasota, FL

Administrative Coordinator
Tamalpa Institute
San Rafael, CA

Executive Admin
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
La Jolla, CA



artist calls

Quick Grants
California Humanities
Deadline: 2017-03-01

Project Grants
California Humanities
Deadline: 2017-02-01

Art Works
National Endowment for the Arts
Deadline: 2017-02-16


OPEN CALL: Trumpocalypse: What Now?
Sacred Gallery
New York City

Post Prescence: An Instagram Gallery Takeover
RayKo Photo Center
San Francisco, CA

10th Annual International Juried Plastic Camera Show
RayKo Photo Center
San Francisco, CA

‘Driven to Abstraction’ exhibit
Middletown Art Center
Middletown, CA

2017 California Clay Competition
The Artery
Davis, CA




Shakespeare for Social Justice Instructor Training Workshop
Marin Shakespeare Company
San Rafael, CA
Date: 2017-01-14


Supporting Innovation, Creativity & Enterprise
The U.S. Interagency Strategic Planning Committes on IP Enforcement


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