Learn more about the programs and initiatives of the California Arts Council.
grant programs


Artists in Schools
Placing teaching artists in California classrooms

Creating Places of Vitality
Revitalizing California's rural and underserved
communities through the arts

State-Local Partnership
Fostering arts and cultural development through local leadership

Statewide Networks
Supporting statewide and regional arts service organizations and networks

Creative California CommunitiesNEW*
Transforming communities through the arts

Juveniles Utilizing Massive Potential Starting with Arts

Arts on the AirNEW*
Supporting original public media content about the arts in California

Arts and Accessibility
Seeking to level the playing field so all can participate

program initiatives


Reducing recidivism through the arts

Creativity at the CoreNEW*
Powerful arts teaching and learning in the common core

Turnaround Arts CANEW*
Creating successful schools through arts education

Poetry Out Loud
Introducing high school students to the magic of great literature

*New grant programs and initiatives supported by one-time
funds from the California State Assembly. Click here for more information.

California Poet Laureate
The Governor’s advocate for the art of poetry