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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


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

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


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




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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