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The CAC is hiring! Accounting Officer position open now

Join our team! We are accepting applications for an Accounting Officer (Specialist) to perform professional accounting work alongside our hard-working Operations team. Visit the CAC Careers page for more information. Apply by April 30. 

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


Arts in the time of quarantine
Santa Barbara Independent

Remotely hands-on
Inside Higher Ed

Bay Area arts leaders consider next steps after Newsom signals long coronavirus shutdown
The San Francisco Chronicle


Accounting Officer (Specialist)
California Arts Council
Sacramento, CA

Executive Director
Headlands Center for the Arts
Sausalito, CA

Director of Institutional Giving
Cal Performances
Berkeley, CA

Faculty Director for the UC San Diego Design Lab
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Choral Director/4-8 Music Teacher
CalWest Educators Placement
Los Angeles, CA



artist calls

The Maurice Sendak Emergency Relief Fund
New York Foundation for the Arts
Deadline: 2020-04-30

SFF COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund
San Francisco Foundation
Deadline: 2020-05-15

Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
Arts Administrators of Color
Deadline: 2020-04-30


The Exploited
Seventh Child
Albuquerque, NM

Created in Isolation Online Art Competition
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Palm Springs, CA

Shifting Perspectives on Trauma Art Exhibition
The Perception Project
Los Angeles, CA

Humankind in Crisis - Artists Respond to the COVID Pandemic
O'Hanlon Center for the Arts
Mill Valley, CA

WAO Photography Award | Spring | Call for Submissions Deadline - May 17, 2020
Working Artist Org
Tacoma, WA




Financial Planning for Artists and Creatives
Center for Cultural Innovation
Online webinar
Date: 2020-04-28


Defining and Measuring Gig Work
The Rockerfeller Institute of Government


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