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California Arts Council
Advancing California through the Arts and Creativity
May 18, 2017

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DataArts workshops, May 23 and 24 in San Jose and Sacramento

Contemplating next year's grant opportunities? Consider these three no-cost workshops from DataArts as your jumping off point: Building Blocks for Financial Health, Data + Stories Workshop and New User Orientation. All Arts Council grant applicants are required to submit a DataArts Cultural Data Profile and Funder Report with their application. If you can't make these, DataArts has plenty of webinars and online tutorials to learn from, too, at   MORE >>

NEA Our Town grant guidelines published

Our Town grants will be offered in two areas: Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects; and Projects that Build Knowledge About Creative Placemaking. Guidelines are now available through the NEA website. Applications are due on September 11, with funding available on August 1, 2018. Webinars will be offered July 24 and July 31 to support the application process; details coming soon.  MORE >>

California's creative economy is booming (and it's our duty to help it stay that way)

California's creative economy is booming (and it's our duty to help it stay that way)

In case you missed it: Some big deal data was dropped this morning. ...  >>

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El Cerrito Journal opinion: Artists are all around, whether we know it or not
East Bay Times

Suffering for your art? Maybe you need a patron
The New York Times

Inmates find themselves in acting, with the help of Tim Robbins


Community Engagement and Outreach Manager
Napa Valley Museum
Yountville, CA

Lead Preparator
CSUF Grand Central Art Center
Santa Ana, CA

Facilities Rental & Marketing Supervisor
Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles, CA

Executive Assistant
Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles, CA

Museum Administrative Position
Santa Paula Art Museum
Santa Paula, CA



artist calls

CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists
California Community Foundation
Deadline: 2017-06-30

Small Arts Grants Program
Fleishhacker Foundation
Deadline: 2017-07-15


The Dream is the Truth - Art Inspired by Frida Kahlo
City of Buena Park Fine Arts Division
Buena Park, CA

Transit Art in Parking Structure Restrooms
City of Claremont
Claremont, CA

Emerging Artists Program
The Museum of the African Diaspora
San Francisco, CA

Introductions 2017
Root Division
San Francisco, CA

Extended Play: A New SPIN on Vinyl Classics
Art Attack SF
San Francisco, CA




Starting a Nonprofit Arts Organization in California
California Lawyers for the Arts
Oakland, CA
Date: 2017-05-23

Immigration and US Visas for Creative Artists
California Lawyers for the Arts
Los Angeles, CA
Date: 2017-05-24


The Socioemotional Benefits of the Arts: A New Mandate for Arts Education
Science of Learning Institute, Johns Hopkins University


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