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California Arts Council
Advancing California through the Arts and Creativity
January 13, 2017

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Register Now! Creative CA Communities Webinar Next Week

Join us for a free webinar on Thursday, January 19th from 11:00 AM - noon for an overview of our largest grant program, Creative California Communities (CCC). CCC grants support collaborative projects that harness arts and culture as a creative placemaking strategy. 

Three years ago, we launched CCC, our pilot creative placemaking grant program. What began as a one-year experiment has now become one of our most competitive grant programs. As a result of overwhelming demand, our Council increased its investment in the CCC program to $3.4 million and expects to fund 30 to 40 projects in 2017. We've also made some important changes to the program in an effort to foster equitable access for organizations and creative placemaking projects of all sizes, and we're accepting applications now. 

During the webinar, programs staff will review the goals of the program, the project requirements and the application process, as well as highlight some of the changes to the program guidelines. Staff will provide some tips for grant writing success and will answer questions from the public. Click here to register now!

5 Programs Accepting Applications: Deadlines Approaching!

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


Siskiyou students to test their delivery at Jan. 26 'Poetry Out Loud' competition
Siskiyou Daily News

Mother Lode Arts in Action
Sierra Lodestar

Marin Shakespeare Company expanding prison program to 4 more sites
Marin Independent Journal


Operations Coordinator
The Crucible
Oakland, CA

Content Marketing Associate
South Coast Repertory
Costa Mesa, CA

Donor Services Associate
Santa Barbara Symphony
Santa Barbara, CA

Cherry Blossom Festival Volunteer
Japanese Friendship Garden
San Diego, CA

Marketing & Events Coordinator
Glendale Arts/Alex Theatre
Glendale, CA



artist calls

Creative Writing Fellowships
National Endowment for the Arts
Deadline: 2017-03-08

Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Deadline: 2017-04-14


boxART! Call to Artists!
City of Fremont
Fremont, CA

Call for 2018 Site-Specific Artist Installations at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
Philadelphia, PA

Performer/Educator position
Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival #61
Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival
Mill Valley, CA

Artist in Residence
The Gardens at Heather Farm
Walnut Creek, CA




Creative Schools for All: Collaboration Creates Change
Create CA and Orange County Dept. of Education
Costa Mesa, CA
Date: 2017-03-14


Assessing the Audience Impact of Choral Music Concerts
Chorus America


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