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California Arts Council
Advancing California through the Arts and Creativity
August 10, 2017

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2017 GIA Conference to be held in Detroit, Oct. 28-31

The Grantmakers in the Arts Conference provides a networking opportunity for arts grantmakers nationwide to share best practices, learn from each other, and stay up to date in the field. This year's conference takes place Saturday, October 28 through Tuesday, October 31 in Detroit, MI. Early registration ends August 31. Attendance is open to foundations, public funding agencies, and corporate giving programs. Click "more" for conference, registration and eligibility details.  MORE >>

Blue Star Museums free to military families until Labor Day

Midsummer reminder! More than 100 California museums are offering free admission to active-military duty and their families now through Labor Day. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. Click "more" for the list of participating venues.  MORE >>

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2017 Arts Education Partnership Annual Convening
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