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California Arts Council
Advancing California through the Arts and Creativity
September 23, 2016

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Craig Watson Elected to NASAA Board of Directors

California Arts Council Director Craig Watson has just been elected to the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies board of directors. In this position, Craig will represent California's interests at the national level among other state arts agency leaders. Congratulations, Craig!   MORE >>

Survey: California Cultural Districts Public Input

The California Arts Council is undergoing an extensive planning process for the development of California's first statewide cultural districts program. We're gathering input via public meetings, one-on-one interviews, and via a new survey. All interested parties are encouraged to weigh-in via the brief online survey, available at this link: The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.

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Josh Kun, author who uncovered L.A.'s musical counter-history, named MacArthur fellow
Los Angeles Times

Artstart Receives California Arts Council Grant
Sonoma County Gazette

New school initiative will support the arts
Napa Valley Register


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: 2016-10-08

Creative Work Fund
Creative Work Fund
Deadline: 2016-12-02

California Documentary Project
California Humanities
Deadline: 2016-11-01

innOVATION Grant Awards
Ovation Foundation
Deadline: 2016-10-28


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 Tune-Up
LA County Arts Commission
Santa Clarita
Date: 2016-10-01


Creativity Connects: Trends and Conditions Affecting U.S. Artists
National Endowment for the Arts


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