California Arts Council

State of California

Strategic Plan

Adopted January 2014

The California Arts Council’s (CAC) Strategic Plan is crafted to further the CAC’s mission of advancing California through the arts and creativity.

The new Strategic Plan is intended to provide a road map for the CAC over the next three to five years. It reflects the best thinking of CAC staff and Council Members and incorporates input from hundreds of stakeholders throughout the state.

The Strategic Plan is organized according to four strategic pillars, each of which lays out an overarching goal and accompanying objectives and implementation steps. The Strategic Plan is an integrated document, and each pillar builds upon the others to achieve the vision that all Californians can thrive from public support for creativity and the arts.

Taken together, these strategies are intended to ensure that the arts are recognized, celebrated, and supported in communities across the state.

The California Arts Council’s Strategic Plan was developed with consulting services from Rodriguez Strategies. Leadership was provided by Susan Steinhauser, Immediate-Past Council Vice-Chair and Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee.

Questions? Contact Caitlin Fitzwater at (916) 324-6617 or


Click the links below to download various documents related to our new Strategic Plan: