We're looking for a creative consultant to break the mold for strategic planning. Details inside.

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October 18, 2018

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CAC's grant season is in full swing!

Applications are now available for 14 grant programs. We’re awarding $21.3 million to arts and culture projects supporting access, equity, and inclusion; community vibrancy; and arts learning - $5 million more than in the prior fiscal year. Find your fit and apply today!

November webinars: Register now

Mark your calendars: The CAC will offer four program-specific webinars in November - taking a deeper dive into our Creative California Communities, Youth Arts Action, JUMP StArts and Reentry Through the Arts, and Veterans in the Arts programs. Click the links for details and registration.

Did you miss our Grant Programs Overview webinar yesterday? Not to worry! We've recorded and archived the webinar video for you - available at this link - and any of our website Grant Program pages under the "Resources" section.

Opportunity: Creative Strategy Consultant RFP

The California Arts Council is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to develop vision and values; strategic framework; and brand identity and messaging for the agency. The CAC aims to “break the mold” with a forward-thinking, bold, innovative and dynamic approach to this project. Qualified candidates will demonstrate expertise in strategic planning; communications; research and planning; outreach and engagement; and experience working with the culture and nonprofit fields and in areas of racial and economic equity or cultural humility/competency and diversity. Details are available here.

Arts organizations: Become an Arts in Corrections contractor

The California Arts Council is currently seeking proposals from arts organizations interested in providing arts programming to inmates at state adult correctional facilities through the agency's Arts in Corrections program. The Request for Proposals (RFP) aims to contract with Coordinating Organizations in order to further diversify the art disciplines and increase the number of current programs available based on the needs of the institutions. Learn more here.

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Admissions Processor
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Communications Manager
Los Angeles, CA

Visual Arts Instructor
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artist calls

Museum Grants for African American History and Culture
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Deadline: 2018-11-01

Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Deadline: 2018-11-01

Inspire! Grants for Small Museums
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Deadline: 2018-11-01


El Monte Memories Mural Program
City of El Monte
El Monte, CA

Small Works Exhibition
Art Works Downtown
San Rafael, CA

Identity National Fine Art Exhibition: What Defines Us?
J + K Isacson, Old Courthouse Arts Center
Woodstock, IL

Avila Beach Public Art Project
Avila Beach Community Foundation
Avila Beach, CA

Curator of Contemporary Art
Create! Magazine
Philadelphia, PA




National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference
Arts Reach
Los Angeles, CA
Date: 2018-10-29

Now! And Then? Preserving Modern and Contemporary Collections in Libraries and Archives
Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
New York, NY
Date: 2018-10-24


Elevating the Influence of Arts and Culture: A Cleveland Playbook
Community Partnership for Arts and Culture


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