California Arts Council

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August 01, 2012Mary Beth Barber

California Arts Council Funds Technical Assistance for 11 Local Arts Agencies

Grants will help develop local arts organizations and build the infrastructure and network of the Arts Council's State-Local Partnership Program

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At its June 2012 meeting, the California Arts Council approved technical assistance funding to 11 county arts agencies as part of the agency's State-Local Partnership Program. The funding will be used for peer consultations and related technical assistance for these developing local arts agencies in underserved areas of California.

"The counties' local arts agencies are the backbone of California's arts infrastructure," said Craig Watson, Director of the California Arts Council. "The California Arts Council is dedicated to supporting local arts agencies and providing technical assistance for small and growing local arts agencies, including those in rural parts of the state."

A local arts agency is a nonprofit organization or government agency officially designated by a County Board of Supervisors to serve the arts and culture in its community in partnership with the California Arts Council. The local arts agencies that received these technical assistance grants for peer consultations are:

Members of the media interested in more information about the California Arts Council's State-Local Partnership Program may contact Mary Beth Barber, Information Officer, at 916-322-6588 or  For more information on the California Arts Council, please go to .

The mission of the California Arts Council, a state agency, is to advance California through the Arts and Creativity. Members of the California Arts Council include: Chair Malissa Feruzzi Shriver, Vice Chair William Turner, Wylie Aitken, Michael Alexander, Andrew Green, Adam Hubbard, Charmaine Jefferson, Terry Lenihan, Susan Steinhauser, and Rosalind Wyman.

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