Honorarium now available for peer-review panelists! Apply now.

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October 26, 2018

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CAC's grant season is in full swing!

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. Applications are now available for 14 grant programs - find your fit and apply today!

Open call for panelists: New honorarium offered for service

The call to serve as part of a California Arts Council peer-review panel for the 2018-19 grant season has begun! For the first time this year, panelists will receive an honorarium for their service in Sacramento. Young professionals and experienced cultural workers, artists, and arts policy makers are encouraged to apply as soon as possible - deadlines are November 15 and January 15. Complete details can be found here.

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. And did you miss our Grant Programs Overview webinar last week? Not to worry! We've recorded and archived the webinar video for you.

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. Details are available here.

Arts organizations: Become an Arts in Corrections contractor

The California Arts Council is 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.

Poets show the way: Words from Chair Nashormeh Lindo

California Arts Council Chair Nashormeh Lindo pays tribute with a poem to the participants of the Gathering of California's Poets Laureate earlier this month at the McGroarty Arts Center in Tujunga. Read the story here.

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Immigration and US Visas for Creative Artists
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Date: 2018-11-05

New Research on the Arts & Early Childhood-A Symposium
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Creative Forces Clinical Research: A Strategic Framework and Five-Year Agenda (2018-2022)
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