About Us
our mission: Advancing California through the
Arts & Creativity

The California Arts Council is committed to building public will and resources for the arts; fostering accessible arts initiatives that reflect contributions from all of California’s diverse populations; serving as a thought leader and champion for the arts; and providing excellent, effective, and relevant programs and services.

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Craig Watson

Director Craig Watson outlines his vision for the California Arts Council.

 

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what is the California Arts Council?

 

The California Arts Council is a state agency governed by a policy-setting council appointed by the Governor and the Legislature. The 11-member Council and the agency's staff have expertise in the arts, education, community development, state and local government, and both the nonprofit and for profit creative sectors.