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February 27, 2020

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ArtsReady preps organizations for potential of Coronavirus

Arts Ready, a national initiative of South Arts, has issued a newsletter alert with valuable information for performing arts organizations, museums, festivals, and other arts spaces and events to help plan for and limit the spread of the Coronavirus. Details include facility sanitation, potential closures, and information on how to support staff and volunteers. Read the newsletter now.

Grant opportunity: Innovations + Intersections

The Innovations + Intersections grant program 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. Apply by April 14. Click here for more information.

CAC adopts new strategic framework

The California Arts Council is implementing a new strategic framework to guide our work for the next seven years. The framework, titled Creative Impact: The Arts & the California Challenge, encompasses several aspects, including a new mission, vision, and values statements; a racial equity statement; a decision support tool; and a set of aspirations for potential future actions of the Council and agency. Stay tuned as we continue to roll out in the months ahead. Learn more and view the complete strategic framework here.

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. 

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Deadline: 2020-03-21


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California Sculptors Symposium
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