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California Arts Council
Advancing California through the Arts and Creativity
May 11, 2017

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Why Should Government Support the Arts?

The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) has issued an updated edition of its policy brief, "Why Should Government Support the Arts?" The report, designed for arts advocates, details the economic, health, educational, and cultural benefits of public arts funding.  MORE >>

Poet Laureate Dana Gioia featured guest on Memorial Day

On May 29, San Francisco will play host to the largest Memorial Day commemoration on the West Coast. California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia will be among the speakers during the formal ceremony at the National Cemetery, marking the occasion with a recitation of his work "Finding a Box of Family Letters," in which he contemplates a photograph of his father in uniform.   MORE >>

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Arts groups slam proposed 31 percent budget cut
The San Diego-Union Tribune

Could $499,000 in grants that help our soldiers be one reason Congress spared the NEA?
Los Angeles Times


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

Investing in Tomorrow Organizational Grants
Center for Cultural Innovation
Deadline: 2017-07-12

Apprenticeship Program
Alliance for California Traditional Arts
Deadline: 2017-07-17


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




Contract Basics for Creative Artists
California Lawyers for the Arts
Sacramento, CA
Date: 2017-05-23

Hate Speech and "Dog-Whistles": Global Perspectives and the First Amendment
California Lawyers for the Arts
Los Angeles, CA
Date: 2017-05-23


Strengthening Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Arts and Culture Sector for All Los Angeles County Residents
Los Angeles County Arts Commission


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