When a state arts agency had its budget slashed years ago, the staff changed its communication tactics from reactive and media-based to content creation and information aggregation. The result kept the agency relevant to the field, despite its tiny budget.
Two very different state agencies in California have teamed up for the specialized Arts-in-Corrections program. The result? A unique program that’s gaining positive national–and international–attention.
Joining Forces: Plant to Paper is a new art and writing project catering to veterans and people on active military duty. Mil-Tree joined forces with Arts Connection from San Bernardino to create the project. This multifaceted art project, spanning from February through May, is paid for by a Veterans in the Arts Initiative grant from the California Arts Council.
With musical performances, poetry and stage actors, the California Arts Council celebrated its "Ruby Anniversary" Wednesday. Actress Annette Bening, a former council member, hosted the event at the Crest Theatre.
If you have not found your way to a Poetry Out Loud event, the 2016 county finals take place at the Sonora High School Auditorium at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2. There are dozens of reasons why you should put this on your calendar, not the least of which is to feel inspired by the words of incredible poets as they are recited by teenagers who have found their way into the hearts of poems.
A grant from the California Arts Council's Arts in Corrections (AIC) program brought the Strindberg Laboratory into California state prisons in August 2015. Arts in Corrections had seen 30 years of successful fine arts programming in California state prisons until a state budget crisis led to its closure in 2010, despite studies showing inmates released from prison were less likely to return if they had participated in arts programming
In a last minute addition to a wish-list of city expenditures, the Laguna Beach City Council preliminarily agreed Tuesday, Jan. 12, to issue $1 million matching grants to both Laguna Playhouse and the Laguna Art Museum over four years.
Clad in county-issued uniforms, the young female inmates inside the John A. Davis Juvenile Hall classroom are sitting on yoga mats listening to former Diablo Ballet dancer Eddie Stegge read the story of Hansel and Gretel.
The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal in a California lawsuit brought by artists including Chuck Close and the estate of Sam Francis against auction houses over resale royalties. Both sides are interpreting the results to weigh in their favor.
After holding 60 workshops and putting those findings to work in 65 high school from Worcester, and 69 early career STEM professionals from San Diego, the results confirm what so many education experts believed: STEAM or in this case, Art Based Learning of STEM works and works beyond expectation.
The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission and the UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (IHC) are excited to bring Associate Director for Community Engagement Rick Benjamin to high school classrooms to encourage participation in the County’s 10th Annual Poetry Out Loud Competition.
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.