Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and California Arts Council Chair Donn Harris have written a joint letter expressing support for the NEA.

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March 02, 2017

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Assembly Speaker & CAC Chair Join to Support the NEA

Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) and California Arts Council Chair Donn Harris have written the Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts expressing support for the federal arts agency, which this year provided about $9 million for California arts programs. They expressed concern for the potential loss of funds, particularly as it would affect young people and struggling communities, and noted that the small amount the federal government spends on arts has a great impact. The full letter can be found on Speaker Rendon's website.  MORE >>

New Resource for Independent Musicians and Arts Presenters

The Independent Music on Tour (IMTour) program, an initiative of the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), offers independent musicians support in the areas of professional development, exposure to new audiences, opportunities to play shows at new venues, and, most importantly, money! With the ability to cycle grant money and artists application fees through the web application, IMTour offers a multitude of financial incentives for both musicians and presenters that have not previously been available. California-based musicians and presenters can sign up now to be eligible for funding through the IMTour platform.  MORE >>

Art Scholarships Raise Awareness of the Armenian Genocide

State Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian and Senator Scott Wilk are holding two scholarship contests for the 2017 California Armenian Legislative Caucus’ commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. California high school students in 9th through 12th grade are invited to participate in an essay contest and/or a visual arts contest to increase greater awareness of the Armenian Genocide on its anniversary.  MORE >>

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