Chigozie Maduchukwu, a junior at Pleasant Grove High School in Sacramento County, took first place in the 2016 California state finals of Poetry Out Loud on Monday.

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March 03, 2016

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Deadlines approaching! 7 Programs Currently Open

The 2016 grant application season is underway. Guidelines and applications for seven 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 >>

Sacramento Student Named Poetry Out Loud State Champ

Chigozie Maduchukwu, a junior at Pleasant Grove High School in Sacramento County, took first place in the 2016 California state finals of Poetry Out Loud on Monday and will represent the Golden State in Washington, D.C. at the national finals in May. Zayan Reza from Ventura County and Miriam Sachs from Los Angeles County were named first and second runners-up in the state finals. View news coverage from the Sacramento Bee, Capitol Public Radio, and the Ventura County Star. (Photo by Jay R. Hart)  MORE >>

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Join our administrative team! The Contract and Procurement Officer at the California Arts Council performs responsible, varied, and complex technical analytical staff services assignments, preparing various contracts and serving as the procurement administrator. View the complete job announcement posting and examination information at this link. Application Deadline: March 10, 2016.   MORE >>

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Little Tokyo Service Center +LAB Artist Residency
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Road Maps
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Point Reyes Station, CA

Utility Box Public Art Program
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Redondo Beach, CA

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