FACT: 15.4% of jobs in California are from creative industries.

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February 13, 2020

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Tomorrow: Innovations + Intersections grant webinar

Innovations + Intersections is now open and accepting applications, offering up to $500,000 in support for arts-based strategies incorporating the health and/or technology sectors to address society's most pressing issues and opportunities. Sign up for tomorrow's webinar on at 11 a.m. to learn more about our newest and largest grant opportunity!

Arts in Corrections: Coordinating Organizations RFP

The California Arts Council is currently accepting proposals from organizations interested in providing arts services promoting healing and well-being as part of California's Arts in Corrections (AIC) program. We want YOU to become our newest Coordinating Organization! In a conscious effort to simplify the submission process and increase access, equity, and inclusion among interested arts organizations, the RFP includes plain-language templated forms, instructions, and a video tutorial for submission guidance. Register for our upcoming webinar on March 5 to learn more. Submissions are due on or before April 20. 

Board of Education draft Arts Framework seeks public comment

The California Department of Education is currently developing the California Arts Framework for Public Schools to incorporate and support the California Arts Standards for Public Schools, adopted by the State Board of Education in January 2019. Members of the public are invited to submit comments on the draft through March 30, 2020, at 2 p.m., via email to vapa@cde.ca.gov. Click here to view the draft and more information regarding comment submission.

2020 Otis Report on the Creative Economy

The Otis College of Art and Design has released its 2020 Creative Economy report, examining the ways in which creative industries are key drivers for the larger economies of California, Los Angeles, and the other regions of the state. The report is recognized throughout the state and around the world as a key piece of evidence that creativity is an engine for economic activity, specifically, $650.3 billion in annual output in California. This year's Report offers two special spotlights, focusing on the gig economy and education in the arts. Get this year's key facts and read the full report here.

what's new


California Arts Council offer non-profit arts groups big money to come up with community projects
Capital Public Radio

Does poetry matter? L.A.'s former poet-in-chief Luis J. Rodriguez explains why it's life changing
Los Angeles Times


Executive Director and Chief Curator
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
San Jose, CA

Storytelling Teacher
Muckenthaler Cultural Center Foundation
Fullerton, CA

Performer for Live Science Programs

Early Childhood Program Manager
San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory
San Diego, CA

Vice President for Administration & Chief Financial Officer
Music Academy of the West
Santa Barbara, CA



artist calls

Short Film Production Fellowship
Vision Maker Media
Deadline: 2020-03-01

2020 Pattie Layser Greater Yellowstone Creative Writing and Journalism Fellowship
Wyoming Arts Council
Deadline: 2020-03-11


Engage Art Contest
Engage Art
Charlotte, NC

Orebro, Sweden

Muralist Needed 2060 Folsom Street
Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and Chinatown CDC (CCDC)
San Francisco, CA

Open Call: Diasporic Futurism
Root Division
San Francisco, CA

Open Call: Trueque
Root Division
San Francisco, CA




Art Curators Conference
The Association of Art Museum Curators
Seattle, WA
Date: 2020-05-02


U.S. Patterns of Arts Participation
National Endowment for the Arts


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