California Arts Council

State of California

Conferences and Workshops

Conferences, workshops, webinars and training opportunities for arts administrators, educators and artists in California. To have us include a "Conferences & Workshops" item, please submit information to .


Arts Education Grant Opportunities at the CAC
California Arts Council
Online Webinar
Date: 12-19-2017
Arts Education Programs Specialist Josy Miller, Ph.D. hosts a webinar dedicated to the four arts education grant strands at the CAC: Extension, Exposure, Artists in Schools, and Professional Development. In addition to becoming informed about the distinctions between each grant strand, and which proposals are the best fit for each program, participants will and have the opportunity to pose specific questions about eligibility, application content, budget requirements, and project structure.

Family Dance Institute
LUNA Dance Institute
Berkeley, CA
Date: 01-04-2018 thru 01-06-2018
An in-depth exploration of relationship-building through the art of dance. Course content includes attachment theory, early development theory (0-5 year olds), brain research and neurological patterns, play theories, working with parents. Teaching artists, early education teachers, therapists, dance educators, parents and social justice workers learn to create engaging dance curriculum that fosters trust and connection. No prerequisite.

CAC Cultural Pathways Grant Program Informational Webinar
California Arts Council
Online Webinar
Date: 01-09-2018
Arts Program Specialist Jason Jong hosts an informational webinar about the CAC's Cultural Pathways grant program for small and emerging organizations rooted in communities of color, recent immigrant and refugee communities, or tribal and indigenous groups. Jason will give an overview of the program including details on the application process, budget requirements and support materials needed.

Association of Performing Arts Professionals
New York, NY
Date: 01-12-2018 thru 01-16-2018
Early Registration: 12-01-2017
Join more than 3,600 of your colleagues from all 50 U.S. states and more than 36 countries for 5+ days of professional development, showcases, unmatched networking and the world's largest performing arts marketplace.

Reading Between the Lines of a Publishing Agreement
California Lawyers for the Arts
Venice, CA
Date: 01-23-2018
Reading Between the Lines of a Publishing Agreement

With Paul S. Levine, Esq.

The nuts and bolts of the business of writing are as essential to a writer's success as the writer's work itself. Join CLA and attorney Paul S. Levine to learn about: The principles of copyright law as the underpinnings of all writing; The roles of agents and lawyers, the process of obtaining them and the means of compensating them; The contents of a typical collaboration agreement and why such a contract is an absolute necessity; Typical publishing agreement clauses dealing with royalties, advances, rights granted and rights withheld, etc.; and The editing process: what happens if the publisher rejects the manuscript, the publisher's ultimate acceptance of the manuscript, actual publication after acceptance, and promotion and publicity.

Presenter: Paul S. Levine, Esq. "wears two hats" - he is a lawyer ( and a literary agent ( Mr. Levine has practiced entertainment law for over 36 years, specializing in the representation of writers, producers, actors, directors, composers, musicians, artists, authors, photographers, galleries, publishers, developers, production companies and theatre companies in the fields of motion pictures, television, interactive multimedia, live stage, recorded music, concerts, the visual arts, publishing, and advertising. In 1998, Mr. Levine opened the Paul S. Levine Literary Agency, specializing in the representation of book authors and the sale of motion picture and television rights in and to books. Since starting his literary agency, Mr. Levine has sold over 100 adult, young adult, and children's fiction and non-fiction books to at least 50 different publishers and has had many books developed as movies-for-television, television series, and feature films.

Tue. Jan 23, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST

Beyond Baroque
681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

Cost: $20.00

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Dance Education Forum: Focus on Equity
LUNA Dance Institute
Berkeley, CA
Date: 02-24-2018
This community roundtable brings together artists and educators to discuss and share the promises and pitfalls of creating, developing and sustaining high quality dance education practices. Join local artists, educators and activists in this discussion in race, power and privilege in dance, and how we can make our teaching more inclusive and equitable. No prerequisite.

2018 State Policy Symposium
Arts Education Partnership
Washington, D.C.
Date: 03-10-2018
SAVE THE DATE! AEP will host its 2018 State Policy Symposium on March 10 in Washington, D.C.

Stay tuned for registration information and details about this day-long event that convenes arts education stakeholders from across the country to explore key education policy issues that impact arts in education.

For highlights and resources from the 2017 AEP State Policy Symposium, click here.