Arts Orange County, the countywide nonprofit arts council, has announced a new program it is offering in collaboration with Chance Theater, an innovative local theater company, and Veterans First, a local veteran's service agency.
Beginning on October 2, 2015, and funded through a $9,600 grant from the California Arts Council's pilot Veterans Initiative in the Arts, Orange County veterans will be invited to participate in a free five-week theatre workshop. It will culminate in a free public performance at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center in Anaheim on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11.
The Mariposa County Arts Council is looking for local veterans, of all ages, to participate and support an upcoming exhibition of artwork focusing on the experiences and stories of those who have served in the United States' military. Specifically, the Arts Council would like to honor local veterans by creating artistic renderings of boots, helmets, and uniforms worn during their military service. These images will be included in a larger exhibition of artwork titled, In Uniform, featuring the work of nationally recognized artists Drew Cameron, Binh Danh, and Pam de Luco.
They were screened and fingerprinted; they were given a list of things they could and could not do; they were told what colors they should not wear, questions they could not ask. They have to be admitted by guards. They were warned that some of the girls may have difficulty expressing themselves, may start fights.
A few days ago a former student of mine, on tour with a Broadway show in North Carolina, e-mailed me as part of a Board on which we both to ask whether public education has improved in the past 20 years.
A certain percentage of people go to the opera in order to be seen, to impress their bosses (or in-laws), or because it's what their friends and neighbors expect them to do. But if you are actually a member of the opera chorus, it's probably because it feeds your soul.
Los Angeles will announce a new Citywide Mural Program on Tuesday that calls for $750,000 to be spent on the restoration and preservation of historic fine art murals as well as the development of new ones.
Amid statewide financial woes, five years ago, the Paso Robles Unified School District was reeling in the throes of a budget crisis, mailing pink slips to teachers and cutting sports and arts programs.
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If AB 189 becomes law, cultural districts could apply to get recognition similar to that of historical districts. The bill tasks the California Arts Council with administering the program, which invites artsy hotbeds as organized and manufactured as NTC at Liberty Station or grassroots and organic as Barrio Logan to apply for the official state designation.
Few school districts have made the commitment that California's Chula Vista Unified has to the arts, and the importance of arts integration-teaching everything through the arts-in all disciplines in schools representing over 30,000 students.
The Miners Foundry Cultural Center has been awarded a $9,240 grant by the California Arts Council, which will be used to support the production of the first-ever festival of professional dance in western Nevada County.
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.
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.
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.
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.