A total of 1,238 state and federal grants were announced this week for wide-ranging arts and culture projects in California.

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Advancing California through the Arts and Creativity
June 15, 2017

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Tracy K. Smith named new U.S. poet laureate

America has a new poet! Tracy K. Smith assumed the role of U.S. poet laureate on Wednesday. Smith was raised in Fairfield, California, and succeeds Juan Felipe Herrera, another poet with ties to our state. Prior to his national residency, Herrera served as California Poet Laureate from 2012 to 2014.  MORE >>

Americans for the Arts hosts #ArtsEdChat Twitter series

Americans for the Arts rebooted their arts education virtual discussions this month. The first of the newly revived Twitter chats happened Tuesday, covering Museum Education. The series takes place every second Tuesday of the month, using #ArtsEdChat and a hash tag developed for each month's topic to follow the conversation. Attendees may register for each event on ArtsU to learn more about the topic, read about the co-hosts, and receive reminders about upcoming events. Next up is Design Thinking on July 11.  MORE >>

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Record number of California arts groups getting state grants
Capital Public Radio

Tracy K. Smith named new U.S. poet laureate
The Washington Post

'Every brush stroke an opportunity': Arts Council gets grant for homeless project
Record Searchlight

California Arts Council announces record-breaking grants worth $15 million

Huge boost in state arts funding includes support for pre-K programs

Using music and rhythm to help kids with grammar and language


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

2017 Individual Photographer's Fellowship
Aaron Siskind Foundation
Deadline: 2017-07-14

Keeping Space - Oakland
Community Arts Stabliization Trust
Deadline: 2017-08-03


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




Arts in Corrections: Building Bridges to the Future
California Lawyers for the Arts
Los Angeles, CA
Date: 2017-06-26


The CAP Report: 30 Ideas for the Creation, Activation & Preservation of Cultural Space
City of Seattle


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