In 2016 the Council will invest $8.6 million in a total of ten competitive grant programs.

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California Arts Council
Advancing California through the Arts and Creativity
October 08, 2015

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BIG NEWS! Announcing our 2015-16 Grant Programs Lineup

At a public meeting in Santa Cruz on Wednesday, September 30, the California Arts Council adopted its program budget for fiscal year 2015-16. The Council will invest $8.6 million in a total of ten competitive grant programs that will serve a wide variety of California's communities through engagement with the arts, creative expression, and cultural experiences. Complete details are available at this link.

The announcement includes details on two new grant programs: Artists Activating Communities, supporting sustained artistic residencies in community settings and Cultural Pathways, supporting emerging arts programs rooted in communities of color, recent immigrant and refugee communities, or tribal groups.  MORE >>

State Cultural Districts: What's Next?

Many of you have responded enthusiastically to our announcement last week on the Governor's signing of the bill empowering the California Arts Council to designate areas as Cultural Districts. We will be undergoing a thorough planning process in order to develop our statewide cultural districts program, with an expected program launch in mid-2016.

We encourage any interested parties to join our Cultural Districts information list to stay up-to-date on the program as it develops, and/or to identify your community as a potential applicant. Sign-up here!   MORE >>

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Executive Director
California Poets in the Schools

Booking Agent
The Historic Spreckels Theatre
San Diego, CA

Development Associate
Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles, CA

Associate Director of Donor Engagement
Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles, CA

Associate Vice President of Development and Major Gifts
Pacific Symphony
Irvine, California



artist calls

Asian Cultural Council Invites Applications for 2016 Grants
Asian Cultural Council
Deadline: 2015-11-02

ACLS Invites Applications for African Humanities Fellowships
American Council of Learned Societies
Deadline: 2015-11-02


Mark M.Glickman & Lanette M. McClure Artist Award
Pence Gallery
Davis, CA

Little Tokyo Service Center +LAB Artist Residency
Little Tokyo Service Center
Los Angeles, CA

Road Maps
Gallery Route One
Point Reyes Station, CA

Utility Box Public Art Program
City of Redondo Beach
Redondo Beach, CA

Emeryville Greenway Mural Project
City of Emeryville
Emeryville, CA




CA$H Applicant Workshop
Dancers Group
San Francisco, CA
Date: 2015-10-13


Diversity in the Arts
DeVos Institute of Arts Management


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