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November 09, 2018

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New for grantseekers: Schedule a phone consultation online

Our programs staff is here to help applicants successfully navigate the grant process. They are knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, and most importantly... accessible to you! In addition to reaching staff by phone or email, interested applicants can now schedule a 15 minute phone consultation via our website. Consultations can be scheduled via the link under "staff contact" on each of our program webpages. Grantseekers should read the program guidelines in detail prior to a scheduled consultation and come prepared with questions.

NOTICE: Grant guidelines revisions

Revisions to our Artists in Communities, Reentry through the Arts, and Veterans in the Arts grant guidelines were posted online today. Interested applicants from non-arts organizations should take note of the revisions included in the published guidelines on the webpages for these three programs. Contact the listed program specialists with any questions. 

New webinar series on How to Do Creative Placemaking

California organizations considering applying for our Creative California Communities (CCC) grant program may be particularly interested in the National Endowment for the Arts new webinar series on How to Do Creative Placemaking. The series begins next week and continues through the spring of 2019, with six webinars offering practical advice to help local practitioners meet the challenges of collaborative creative placemaking work. And speaking of our CCC grants: a video recording of this week's CCC program webinar is now posted on our website.

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!

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 will have 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. Deadline: 11/30/18

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Development Assistant
San Diego Civic Youth Ballet
San Diego, CA

Managing Director
Rogue Artists Ensemble
Los Angeles, CA

Full Time -- Visual Art Teacher for Kids
CalColor Academy Inc
Mountain View, CA

Director of Marketing
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
Santa Rosa, CA

Operations Manager
City of Mountain View, Center for Performing Arts
Mountain View, CA



artist calls

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant - ongoing deadline
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation
Deadline: 2018-12-31


Image & Word
Kaviar Forge & Gallery
Louisville, KY

Citizen Artist Fellow Program
The Kennedy Center

Fine Craft Show
City of Santa Clarita
Santa Clarita, CA

LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards 2019
Berkeley, CA

Reflectivity - Artists on Climate Change
Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Healdsburg, CA





Creative Youth Development: Transforming the Learning Environment
Education Commission of the States


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