january 19, 2012
2012: Challenge for Tax Checkoff
Hurray! With your help, contributions for the Tax Checkoff for the Arts totalled $164,298. A most sincere thank you to those who contributed and who gave critical help in promoting it in 2011. We are pleased with the results of this effort and especially pleased with the outpouring of help from arts organizations and artists who endeavored on the Arts Council Fund's behalf. Can you please help with next year's efforts? The Arts Council once again needs to promote the option--because for the coming tax year, we need to reach at least $250,000. If we don't, the Arts Council Fund is dropped from the voluntary contribution options. There are lots of ways to help.
New Services Available to CA Artists/Arts Organizations
Looking for affordable health insurance? Thinking about legal liability? Want to learn new skills to advance your organization? Because the California Arts Council is now an Associate Member of Fractured Atlas, California artists, arts organizations and their staffs now have access to an array of free and discounted services to help make their personal and professional lives easier...and maybe cheaper! Sign up is free. Do it by March 31, 2012 at www.fracturedatlas.org/caarts to become a California member under the auspices of the Arts Council.
Artists in Schools Application Now Available
The California Arts Council is now accepting applications for its Artists in Schools program. Deadline: March 9, 2012.