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California Arts Council
Advancing California through the Arts and Creativity
April 27, 2017

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Register now! Student Voices Summit & Screening April 29

The California Arts Council is a proud supporter of the Student Voices Summit and Screening, taking place this Saturday at the Plaza de la Raza in Los Angeles. The event will feature student-led workshops, information on employment in the creative economy, and student videos on school policymaking. The event is free and open to all California public school students in grades 7-12, their teachers and families.  MORE >>

Arts in Corrections: Building Bridges to the Future

California Lawyers for the Arts will host a national conference offering professional development opportunities and support for artists and arts organizations that teach in correctional facilities. Topics include best practices for teaching, building public awareness and program sustainability. The conference takes place June 26-30 at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles.  MORE >>

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Nation's report card finds mixed grades for U.S. students in visual arts, music

How creativity drives human evolution
National Geographic

NEA study explains financial effect of the arts nationally - and California's huge cultural economy
Los Angeles Times

Inmates in Valley State Prison learn traditional arts for therapy
Merced Sun-Star


Senior Accounting Officer (Supervisor)
California Arts Council
Sacramento, CA

Ticket Services Manager
La Jolla Music Society
La Jolla, CA

Donor Events Manager
Oakland Museum of California
Oakland, CA

General Manager
The Cascade Theatre
Redding, CA

Program Manager
Young Audiences of Northern California
San Francisco, CA



artist calls

Kodak Student Scholarship Program
Deadline: 2017-05-18

2017 Individual Photographer's Fellowship
Aaron Siskind Foundation
Deadline: 2017-07-14


Elevator Music 4 Aferro Publication No. 27
Gallery Aferro
Newark, NJ

Case Studies
Gallery Aferro
Newark, NJ

Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowship for Artists who are Parents
Gallery Aferro
Newark, NJ

Studio Residency
Gallery Aferro
Newark, NJ

Curatorial Proposals
Main Gallery, Gallery Aferro
Newark, NJ




Mendocino Coast Writers' Conference
Date: 2018-08-03


Arts and Culture Are Closer Than You Realize: U.S. Nonprofit Arts and Cultural Organizations Are a Big Part of Community Life, Economy, and Employment - and Federal Funding Enhances the Impact
National Center for Arts Research


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