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Advancing California through the Arts and Creativity
November 22, 2017

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CAC to offer 3 in-person grant workshops

We're inviting local arts and nonprofit organizations in the regions of San Bernardino, Visalia, and Joshua Tree to join us on December 13 for free grant workshops! CAC staff will be on hand to help you find grant opportunities that fit your organization's needs and offer tricks of the trade to maximize your application's effectiveness. For more information and to register, click the location for each workshop.

CAC to host 4 webinars for grant overview

The California Arts Council will offer three separate webinars in December, and one in January, designed to guide prospective grantees through the program offerings and application process, offer tips, and address questions. A general Informational Webinar (Dec. 5) will provide an overview of all program offerings, and specialized Arts and Justice (Dec. 12), Arts Education (Dec. 19), and Cultural Pathways (Jan. 9) webinars will focus on opportunities within their respective categories. Click each webinar hyperlink for more information and to register.

CAC grant season begins December 5

Mark your calendar: Eight of the California Art Council's grant programs will open for applications on December 5, with seven more to follow by the end of the month. We've got the details to get you geared up for grant season!  MORE >>

Call for panelists continues - help shape a creative CA!

We’re still seeking candidates to apply to serve on peer-review panels for our grant programs in the spring of 2018. With your help, we can ensure that our grant application review process is democratic, fair and representative of California’s diversity. Apply by December 31.  MORE >>

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artist calls

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Accepting Applications From Artists With Financial Need
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Deadline: 2017-12-31

East Bay Fund for Artists
East Bay Community Foundation
Deadline: 2018-02-01


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Washoe County Art Trail: Call for Artists/Proposals
Washoe County / Burning Man Project
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Emeryville Marina Public Art
City of Emeryville
Emeryville, CA

Pressing Matters
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San Luis Obispo, CA

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John Wayne Airport
Costa Mesa, CA




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Date: 2017-12-05


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