Juan Felipe Herrera, who begins his official duties next month as the new U.S. poet laureate, often talks about a defining moment 57 years ago, when he was a third-grader at Lowell Elementary School in Barrio Logan.
The Arts Consortium in downtown Visalia will open its latest exhibition, Art from the Vine, in early September. Through the work of nine artists from the Central California Gourders Association, the show highlights the varied uses of the Lagenaria gourd and sheds light on its historical and cultural significance in the Central Valley. As the designated arts council for Tulare County and a state-local partner of the California Arts Council, the Arts Consortium unites art lovers, community organizations, creators and local businesses to advocate, promote, and provide opportunities to celebrate creative expression.
Innovation is a tricky word. It is grounded deeply in risk. It requires, by definition, newness and the encountering of the unknown. It is something encountered for the first time. All of which is very hard to explain in a clear and delineated narrative six months, a year, two years before the innovative thing is going to take place.
The new programs officer with the California Arts Council in Sacramento is a Davis resident who oversees the state agency’s grant programs and serves as an executive leader in many of the Arts Council’s key activities.
The California Arts Council is a state agency with members appointed by the governor and state legislature. It isn’t Los Angeles-specific, but it sure seems like a lot of grant funds are coming this way lately.
Bay Area developers are fighting a new law that requires one percent of the budget for non-residential construction projects and 0.5 percent for new residential buildings to be allotted for public art.
Over 300 students will receive multi-discpline arts education administered by the Yolo County Office of Education at the Yolo County Juvenile Hall, including visual arts, creative writing and performing arts.
Understanding the spoken word is, needless to say, a vital component of learning, and these results suggest music lessons—even those begun at age 14—can enhance one's abilities in this important domain.
According to professors at Harvard Medical School, studies show that engaging in artistic expression can help healthcare providers reduce burnout and foster empathy, and enhance their ability to communicate and connect with patients.
What rights does a muralist have to the wall she painted on? That's a question that echoes throughout the country right now, as muralists try to lay claim to their artwork under the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990.
Earlier today, Governor Jerry Brown signed a state budget that includes a $7.1 million permanent increase in funding for the California Arts Council, which will be allocated from the state's general fund.
A high school from the Golden State seemed to have the golden touch in this year's Vans Custom Culture design competition, with Carlsbad High taking home top honors -- not to mention a $50,000 donation to the school's arts education program and the opportunity for the students' winning designs to be featured on a shoe at retail.
Eight organizations in diverse locations across California will receive funds to provide arts programs benefiting at-risk youth, through the Arts Council's pilot competitive grant program, Juveniles Utilizing Massive Potential Starting with Arts (JUMP StArts).
Perhaps the best news for California's arts advocates is that $8.2 million will become a new floor for annual arts spending from the general fund — more than five times the previous base funding of $1.1 million.
Hundreds of 4th and 5th grade students across California illustrated their creativity and ideas on saving water through the Conservation Creativity Challenge poster contest, hosted by our partners at California Arts Council, California Department of Water Resources and Project WET.
University of California, Riverside poet Juan Felipe Herrera, whose passion for poetry delighted Californians of all ages during a two-year appointment as the state’s poet laureate, has been named United States poet laureate.
The Library of Congress is to announce on Wednesday that Juan Felipe Herrera, a son of migrant farmworkers whose writing fuses wide-ranging experimentalism with reflections on Mexican-American identity, will be the next poet laureate.
The appointment is the nation’s highest honor in poetry and also something of a direct promotion for Mr. Herrera, who was poet laureate of California from 2012 to 2014.
Through an immersive installation of artwork created by incarcerated men at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (Donovan), Confined: Prison Arts in San Diego encourages discussion around the daily life of people behind bars and the state of arts rehabilitation programming within the California prison system.
This initiative focuses on artists from diverse backgrounds, amplifying unheard voices and viewpoints. The following stories-- funded by the California Arts Council-- illustrate five reasons Californians should invest in arts education
State tax coffers have filled faster than expected this year, and the governor’s annual "May revise" of the original spending plan he proposed in January would share a modest morsel of the wealth -- $5 million -- with the California Arts Council, the state's arts grant-making agency.
The California Arts Council is inviting all fourth and fifth grade students in California to participate in a contest that aims to raise awareness of water conservation practices and educate students about the issue of California's drought.
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In a new contest announced Wednesday by the California Arts Council, students are invited to design a poster that showcases unique and creative ways to reduce water consumption. The winners' artwork will be displayed in the State Capitol.
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are the center of attention in most US public schools today. But training in the arts has been shown to improve creativity and innovation. This info-graphic shows the benefits of both.