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California Arts Council
Advancing California through the Arts and Creativity
February 09, 2017

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CAC Announces Planned Departure of Director Craig Watson

The California Arts Council announced last week that Director Craig Watson will step down from his role with the agency effective April 2017. As Director of the California Arts Council since August 2011, Watson has been responsible for the leadership and oversight leading to the substantial growth and renewal of California's state arts agency. Click here to view the complete announcement.

CORRECTION: Cultural Districts Deadline is 3/29/17

We're now accepting applications for the new California Cultural Districts program. PLEASE NOTE: The correct deadline is Wednesday, March 29 at 5:00 p.m. PST. Website and application materials have been updated reflecting this correction. Thank you! 

8 Grant Programs Now Open

In January, we began accepting applications for five additional grant programs: Arts & Public Media, JUMP StArts, Research in the Arts, and Veterans Initiative in the Arts; plus our Accessibility Grant, made available through our partnership with the National Arts & Disability Center. Click here to view all our open grant programs.   MORE >>

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Executive Director
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Tracy, CA

Program Associate
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Executive Director
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artist calls

California Civil Liberties Public Education Program
California State Library
Deadline: 2017-03-15


Call for Artist Show Proposals
Juanita Salazar Lowe Art Gallery, at Imperial Valley College
Imperial, CA

Oak Knoll Rifle Range Creek Bridge
Oakland, CA

Oak Knoll Retail Village Plaza
Oakland, CA

A Labor of Love
Middletown Art Center
Middletown, CA

CALL FOR ENTRY: East Meets West Juried Art Exhibition
Galaudet Gallery LLC
Eau Claire, WI




Powerful Boards, Purposeful Fundraising
Association of California Symphony Orchestras
San Francisco, CA
Date: 2017-02-16


Strengthening Networks, Sparking Change: Museums and Libraries as Community Catalysts
Institute of Museum and Library Services


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