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California Arts Council
Advancing California through the Arts and Creativity
February 26, 2016

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Request for Proposals: Arts in Corrections

The California Arts Council and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) are seeking arts organizations to implement rehabilitative arts programs at prisons statewide. Proposals must be received by April 11, 2016 and an informational webinar will be held on Wednesday, March 2 at 2:00 p.m.   MORE >>

NEW Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the LA Region

The 2015 Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region was released at a special event in Los Angeles yesterday. Among other findings, the report illustrates that from 2009 to 2014, the number of jobs linked to art, culture and design in the Los Angeles area increased almost 3 percent. Click here to view the full report online. The 2015 statewide Otis Report on the Creative Economy of California will be released later this year.  MORE >>

Deadlines approaching! 8 Programs Currently Open

The 2016 grant application season is underway. Guidelines and applications for eight of our grant programs are now available. With ongoing assessment of our grant programs and the addition of new programs, all guidelines and applications have been revised this year. Please read eligibility and program requirements carefully. Click here to view a complete listing of our open programs.    MORE >>

Working on your taxes? Help "Keep Arts in Schools!"

Interested in helping? It's easy - and deductible! Give a little extra on your state tax return to the "Keep Arts in Schools Fund," and 100% of your tax-deductible contribution is applied to arts education programs supported by the California Arts Council. The fund can be found in Voluntary Contribution Section 110 (425) of the "540" individual state tax-return form, and the minimum donation is just $1. Every dollar counts, so please join the California Arts Council and "Keep Arts in Schools" through your state tax return!     MORE >>

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The LA-area 'creative economy' is getting stronger and changing

Santa Monica Arts Foundation Gives Leadership Awards
Santa Monica Lookout

Art IS Education at Newark Library
Contra Costa Times

Poetry Out Loud celebrates 10th year in San Luis Obispo County
The Tribune


Business and Operations Manager
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation
Palo Alto, CA

Program Manager
Golden Thread Productions
San Francisco, CA

Account Executive
Design Within Reach Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Community Theater & Performing Arts Program Coordinator
City of Rancho Cucamonga
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Temporary Part-Time Security Officer
Hammer Museum
Los Angeles CA



artist calls

Silicon Valley Donors Circle Issues RFP for Visual, Media, Literary Arts
Donor Circle for the Arts
Deadline: 2016-03-05

Ucross Foundation Accepting Applications for Fall 2016 Artist Residencies
Ucross Foundation
Deadline: 2016-03-01

BRIC Accepting Applications for Visual Artist Residencies
Deadline: 2016-03-14


Presidential Portrait
Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
Fresno, CA

San Francisco Bay International Photo Show
San Francisco Bay Month of Photography
San Francisco, CA

Utility Box Art Project
City of San Bruno
San Bruno, CA

Earth Day Festival: CALL TO ARTISTS
Arts Council of Placer County
Rocklin, CA

Utility Box Art Program
City of San Ramon
San Ramon, CA




Arts Education Learning Exchange
California Alliance for Arts Education
San Diego, CA
Date: 2016-03-17


Emotional Intent Modulates The Neural Substrates Of Creativity: An fMRI Study of Emotionally Targeted Improvisation in Jazz Musicians
Scientific Reports


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