New federal data shows that 71 percent of small businesses in the arts sector reported a "large negative effect" from the pandemic.

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CAC Administrators of Color Fellowship applications open

The School of Arts & Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza (SOAC), an Administering Organization of the California Arts Council, has announced the opening of the California Arts Council Administrators of Color Fellowship program. The statewide pilot program will match 10 arts administrators of color, Fellows, with an arts and culture organization, Host Organizations, dedicated to equity and community engagement for a nine- to 12-month fellowship. Apply by July 31.

COVID-19 Arts Watch - Federal Data Update

Work by the Arts Endowment Research team shows that federal data has begun to chart the disproportionate toll of COVID-19 on the arts sector, compared with many other segments of the U.S. economy. According to the most recent period of data collection from the U.S. Census Bureau, 71 percent of small businesses in the "Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation" sector reported a "large negative effect" from the pandemic, compared with 43 percent of all small businesses. That level is exceeded only by the "Accommodation and Food Service" sector. Read more in the National Endowment for the Arts Art Works blog, Taking Note.

Reopening resources added to CAC COVID-19 webpage

After following state and local public health guidelines, some arts venues and events may be seeking specific tools as they plan ahead for possibly reopening. The California Arts Council COVID-19 News & Resources page has a newly added "Reopening" section to aid in guiding arts organizations and venues on how to resume operations safely and in consideration of both patrons and staff. Click here to visit the COVID-19 New & Resources webpage.

Upcoming deadlines for NEA Grants: Arts Projects & Our Town

Deadlines are upcoming for two National Endowment for the Arts grant categories: Arts Projects support artistically excellent projects that celebrate our creativity and cultural heritage, invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values, and enrich humanity. The deadline for the second round of Arts Projects funding is July 9. Our Town grants support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes. The deadline to apply is August 6. For more information, visit the National Endowment for the Arts Grants webpage. 

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Common File
Los Angeles, CA

Teaching Artists
Madera County Arts Council
Madera, CA

Studio Assistant/Ceramicist
Artist Studio
Cypress Park, CA

Director of Development
Classics 4 Kids
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Executive Director
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artist calls

Residency Fellowships
Vermont Studio Center
Deadline: 2020-06-30

NEA National Heritage Fellowships
National Endowment for the Arts
Deadline: 2020-07-31

Belonging In Oakland: A Just City Cultural Fund
East Bay Community Foundation
Deadline: 2020-07-13


1201 Powell Chinatown Mural Call for Artists
Chinatown Community Development Center
San Francisco, CA

Opulent Mobility 2020
Opulent Mobility
Altadena, WA

Painting Forest
bG gallery
Santa Monica, CA

Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council
Shoreline, WA

MAIDEN LA 2020 Open Call
Los Angeles, CA




Virtual Annual Convention and Public Art & Civic Design Conference
Americans for the Arts
Online webinar
Date: 2020-06-23

CYD Toolkit Series: Program Evaluation
National Guild for Community Arts Education
Online webinar
Date: 2020-06-23


3 Principles for an Anti-Racist, Equitable State Response to COVID-19 - and a Stronger Recovery
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Teaching Artists as Essential Workers: Respect, Collaboration, and Heft


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