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September 23, 2019

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Grant season is here

Arts grant season is officially open! Fifteen programs are now accepting applications, with nearly $35 million to be awarded - the most in our agency's history. Find out which opportunities are right for your organization.

Community grant workshops continue through September

California Arts Council staff continue hosting free community workshops throughout September to guide organizations through the grant application process for state arts funding. Attendees receive an overview of the CAC's unique grant opportunities for 2019-20, with deadlines coming this fall, as well as tips and insights into the grant process and best practices for putting together a successful application. Five dates and locations remain - click the links below to register for a workshop in your area:

September 23, 5-7 p.m. - Salinas

September 24, 5-7 p.m. - San Mateo

September 25, 6-8 p.m. - Los Angeles

September 25, 6-8 p.m. - Santa Ana

September 26, 4:30-6:30 p.m. - Calexico

Open call for grant review panelists - apply by Nov. 21

Grant review panelist applications are open now! The CAC is committed to widening participation within our panel pool to ensure the integrity of the grant review process and incorporate all of California's diversity into sound decision-making for the field. The deadline to join the pool and be considered for panel selection during the spring 2020 grant panel season is November 21. Click here for more information about panelist requirements, honorarium and accommodations, and how to apply.

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Performing Arts Center Technical Director
Ventura County Community College District
Camarillo, CA

Collections Data Coordinator
Oakland Museum of California
Oakland, CA

Graphic Designer
Pacific Symphony
Irvine, CA

Ticketing Sales and Service Associate
Pacific Symphony
Irvine, CA

Program Manager
Alliance for California Traditional Arts
Fresno, CA



artist calls

Music Education Innovator Award
Give a Note Foundation
Deadline: 2019-10-11

Community Impact Arts Grant
Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture
Deadline: 2019-10-09

Organizational Grant Program
Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture
Deadline: 2019-10-09


Storefront Media Gallery
Seattle, WA

Fresh from the Studio
O'Hanlon Center for the Arts
Mill Valley, CA

The NO!HATE Show
The Center for Contemporary Political Art
Washington, DC

ART Habens 2019, International Call for Artists, Special Edition
ART Habens
London, United Kingdom

International Kuni-umi Manga World Cup
International Kuni-umi Manga World Cup Executive Committee
Awaji City, Japan




USArtists International: Am I eligible?
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Online Webinar
Date: 2019-10-16


Selected Findings from a Longitudinal Study of Partnering Arts, Communities, & Education
Indiana Arts Commission


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