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California Arts Council
Advancing California through the Arts and Creativity
March 24, 2017

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Opportunity: Seeking our next Executive Director

Recruitment for our next Executive Director is underway. The Executive Director of the California Arts Council is responsible for providing statewide leadership in order to meet the CAC's strategic priorities. The candidate hired will bring creativity, collaboration, vision, and the ability to grow astute political skills to navigate the complexity of the arts community in California. Application Deadline: April 21, 2017  MORE >>

Opportunity: Public Art Consultant RFP

We're seeking proposals from public art consultants to work with us on a small part-time contract basis beginning this May. The individual or firm selected will work with the California Arts Council staff in an advisory and project management role to assist the agency in developing and responding to the public art needs of the State of California, and other related projects.   MORE >>

NEA FAQ on the 2018 Federal Budget

The National Endowment for the Arts has created a document answering frequently asked questions about the President's proposed fiscal year 2018 budget. This helpful document provides details about the federal budget timeline and current and future NEA grant awards.    MORE >>

Levi Lowe: Two-Time CA Poetry Out Loud State Champion

Levi Lowe, a senior at Sonora Union High School in Tuolumne County, took first place in the 2017 California state finals of Poetry Out Loud on March 13 and will represent the Golden State in Washington, D.C. at the national finals next month. This is the second time Levi has won the title of California State Poetry Out Loud Champion, winning the state competition previously in 2015.   MORE >>

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Trump’s misguided plan to eliminate arts funding
San Francisco Chronicle

Experts will share tips on winning public art commissions
The Davis Enterprise

Lowe Wins Second State Poetry-Out-Loud Competition
My Motherlode

L.A. couple donates 143 Dorothea Lange photos to National Gallery of Art
The Washington Post


Cultural Services + Creative Economy Manager
City of Sacramento
Sacramento, CA

Public Art Consultant (RFP)
California Arts Council
Sacramento, CA

Personal Development Instructor
Cal Performances
Berkeley, CA

Development & Communications Associate
California Alliance for Arts Education
Pasadena, CA

Senior Accountant
Asian Art Museum
San Francisco, CA



artist calls

Cultural Equity Grant
Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission
Deadline: 2017-03-30

San Francisco Film Commission Film Space Grant
San Francisco Film Commission
Deadline: 2017-06-08


Pleasing to the Palette, A Feast for the Eyes!
Village Theatre Art Gallery
Danville, CA

Performers needed for Restorative Justice Event Series
Art Responders
Berkeley, CA

Call for Entries
ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation
Chicago, IL

Colors of the Night Nat'l. Juried Art Call
Smithtown Township Arts Council
St. James, NY

Nasty Women Art Exhibition
The Art And Soul Center
Bakersfield, CA




Creativity & the Arts in Healing
UCLArts & Healing Conference
Los Angeles, CA
Date: 2017-03-30


Creating Change through Arts, Culture, and Equitable Development: A Policy and Practice Primer
Policy Link


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