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California Arts Council
Advancing California through the Arts and Creativity
January 06, 2017

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SURVEY: Artist Hardships in the Wake of the Ghost Ship Fire

We have been hearing directly and indirectly from artists and arts organizations facing displacement or other hardships in the wake of the tragic Ghost Ship Fire in Oakland. As California’s state arts agency, we're issuing a survey with the goal of gathering concrete data and local examples of the displacement or anticipated displacement of artists from their homes and/or work spaces following the tragic incident that took place in Oakland on December 2, 2016.

This survey is for general research purposes only. If you or someone you know are facing displacement or other hardships in the wake of this tragedy, please consider sharing your story via our survey at this link.

Associate Governmental Program Analyst - Arts in Corrections

Our team is growing! We're seeking a new staffer to provide analytical and technical support for our Arts in Corrections program, which provides critical rehabilitative arts services to California's incarcerated population. Click here to view details and application instructions. Deadline 1/13/2017.   MORE >>

Five Programs Accepting Applications Now

We are accepting applications for the following grant programs:

ARTISTS ACTIVATING COMMUNITIES: Up to $18,000 for artist residencies in community settings.

ARTISTS IN SCHOOLS: Up to $18,000 supporting students' overall well-being and academic achievement through arts engagement. New categories offered this year supporting PreK, field trips, afterschool and summer programs!

CREATIVE CALIFORNIA COMMUNITIES: Up to $50,000 a year for small and mid-sized organizations and up to $75,000 a year for large organizations to support collaborative creative placemaking projects. Now a two-year grant program!

LOCAL IMPACT: Up to $18,000 for arts projects in underserved communities.

STATEWIDE AND REGIONAL NETWORKS: Up to $30,000 to support culturally-specific, multicultural, and discipline-based statewide and regional arts networks and service organizations.

what's new


Creating a New Tradition to Honor the NEA National Heritage Fellows
Smithsonian Folklife Festival Blog

Professional development workshops for artists
Daily Democrat

New opportunities for artists abound in 2017
Benito Link


Program Coordinator
North Tahoe Arts
Tahoe City, CA

Accounting Manager
Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts
Beverly Hills, CA

Center for Community Arts Program Manager
The City of Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek, CA

Development Manager
Berkeley, CA

Program Manager
The Processing Foundation
Los Angeles, CA



artist calls

East Bay Fund for Artists
The East Bay Community Foundation
Deadline: 2017-02-01

Pecos National Historical Park Artist in Residence
National Parks Arts Foundation
Deadline: 2017-01-20


En Plein Aire and 3-D Exhibition
Central Calif. Art Association
Modesto, CA

EXPOSED 2018, a juried photography exhibition
Marin Society of Artists
San Rafael, CA

Anthropocene/Climate Change
Ann Street Gallery
Newburgh, NY

Our Town Public Art Project at Chollas Creek
Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
San Diego, CA

The World of Frida
Bedford Gallery
Walnut Creek, CA





Fundraising Bright Spots: Strategies and Inspiration From Social Change Organizations Raising Money From Individual Donors
Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund


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