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CAC COVID-19 News & Resources Page

The California Arts Council has created a new online resource that includes the last agency updates surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, plus emergency funding opportunities, emergency preparedness best practices, and webinars featuring arts leaders and artists from the national arts community. Click here to visit the COVID-19 New & Resources webpage.

Apply now for available CAC funding opportunities

Application submissions are currently open for three different funding opportunities. Click the individual links below for more information:

Arts and Accessibility - Support for enhanced opportunities for arts participation by people with disabilities. Direct funding for artists is available through this grant. Applications are available on a rolling basis until designated funds are used.

Innovations + Intersections - Support for innovative arts and culture projects that respond to systemic issues. Applications are due May 1.

Arts in Corrections - Support for organizations interested in providing arts services promoting healing and well-being as part of California's Arts in Corrections program. Organizations of all size are encouraged to submit programming proposals for up to $100,000 that broaden the art and cultural disciplines of institution workshops. The submission deadline is May 11.

Support creativity in the classroom on your state tax return

The new California tax deadline is July 15. Be a champion for arts education when filing by making a contribution to the Keep Arts in Schools Fund on your California state return. One hundred percent of your tax-deductible contribution is applied to arts education programming supported by the California Arts Council. Smart needs art - get the details on donating here.

what's new


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Baile Forklorico Teacher
Everett Alvarez High School
Salinas, CA

Illustration, Art Design
Irvine, CA

Ceramics Artist in Residence
Sonoma Ceramics
Sonoma, CA

Individual Giving Officer
Asian Art Museum
San Francisco, CA

Managing Director
Headlands Center for the Arts
Sausalito, CA



artist calls

Emergency Funds for Individual Artists Participating in Residencies
The Alliance of Artists Communities
Deadline: 2020-04-30

2020 Micro Grant for Community Care and Collective Research
Black Spatial Relics
Deadline: 2020-04-15

Emergency Relief Grant
Anonymous Was a Woman
Deadline: 2020-04-08


Visions In Clay 2020
LH Horton Jr. Gallery
Stockton, CA

2020 Street Art Tour
Beyond Walls
Lynn, MA

Until We Meet Again
Treat Gallery New York
New York, NY

100 Bucks for 100 Words Contest
Sunspot Literary Journal
Hillsborough, NC

Visual Artists Association Emerging Artists Award
Black Mango Art
Chester, UK




Taxes for Artists, Freelancers & Creative Businesses: What You Need to Know NOW
Art World Conference
Online webinar
Date: 2020-04-21


Engaging the Arts Across the Juvenile Justice System
Education Commission of the States & Arts Education Partnership


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