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California Arts Council
Advancing California through the Arts and Creativity
June 08, 2017

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In case you missed it: Highlights from the Arts Council blog

State of the arts: Joint Committee on the Arts assembles voices on creative economy and creative space issues

The Joint Committee on the Arts held a hearing to talk about the Otis Report on the Creative Economy and live-work space issues for artists. Lots of people turned up to speak with plenty of relevant things to say. For this blog, we kept things simple and left it in their own words.

California's creative economy is booming (and it's our duty to help it stay that way)

... and it's our duty to help it stay that way. After the big reveal, we get to the heart of California's Creative Economy Report.

A year in the life of an Arts Council grant

Join us on a journey through the seasons to demystify the grant process, phase by phase.

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Is it time for an arts think tank yet?
Barry's Blog

To measure the arts, think outside the box
Education Week

Google's newest feature is great for art lovers

Why are Americans so hostile to state-funded art?
New Republic


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

California Museum Grant Program
California Natural Resources Agency
Deadline: 2017-08-15

Our Town
National Endowment for the Arts
Deadline: 2017-09-11


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




Shakespeare for Social Justice Workshop
Marin Shakespeare Company
Sacramento, CA
Date: 2017-06-11


Current public opinion toward federal funding for arts & culture in the United States
The Curb Center for Art Enterprise & Public Policy at Vanderbilt


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