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SEPTEMBER 03, 2020

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Council meeting to be held virtually on September 10

The California Arts Council will hold its next business meeting on Thursday, September 10, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The meeting will take place online with public access available by web link or phone. Written comments may be submitted in advance of virtual meeting of the Council and up through the close of the meeting. The public is also invited to provide live comments by voice during the meeting's designated public comment period. A detailed agenda, meeting registration and public comment links are available now.

Arts in Corrections: Training Organizations RFP

The California Arts Council is currently accepting proposals from organizations interested in providing training to current Arts in Corrections Coordinating Organizations in the areas of healing-centered best practices, race and equity, restorative and transformative justice, and strategic partnerships. In a conscious effort to simplify the submission process and increase access, equity, and inclusion among interested organizations, the RFP includes plain-language templated forms, instructions, and an informational webinar for submission guidance. Click here to register for the webinar on September 23. Submissions are due on or before October 30. 

Disaster relief resources for artists & communities

Our hearts are with all those affected by the wildfires currently burning throughout California. The CAC maintains a webpage dedicated to resources for our state's artists and arts organizations impacted by loss or damage in the aftermath of natural disasters. For more information, visit

what's new


Meet LA’s art community: Juan Devis is spotlighting local artists during the COVID-19 pandemic at KCET

Tri-Valley Theater Company pairs artists, scientists of color for new commission
The Independent

Chicano art: An emerging generation
Los Angeles Times

Empty classrooms, studios and stages: In the COVID-19 era, an arts education requires an even greater leap of faith
The Washington Post


Director, Beckmen YOLA Center
Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
Los Angeles, CA

office/project manager
Bezerk Productions
Joshua Tree, CA

Artistic Producing Director
Ferndale Repertory Theatre
Ferndale, CA

Part-Time, Hourly Theater Arts Instructor
Napa Valley College
Napa, CA

Part-Time, Hourly Film Studies Instructor
Napa Valley College
Napa, CA



artist calls

La Maison Baldwin 2021-2022 Writer-in-Residence Program
La Maison Baldwin
Deadline: 2020-12-01

The Mesa Refuge Residency
Mesa Refuge
Deadline: 2020-12-01

CDP Research and Development Grants
California Humanities
Deadline: 2020-11-02

CDP Production Grants
California Humanities
Deadline: 2020-11-02


Into the Blue
S.C.R.A.P. Gallery
Cathedral City, CA

Open Call 2021 Artist Residencies
Franconia Sculpture Park
Shafer, MN

Yours, AML Space
Art Music Lit Space
Sacramento, CA

Grants for Individual Artists of all Disciplines for Creative Endeavors
Integrity: Arts & Culture Association
Rock Island, IL

Online Exhibit
Feminist Art Museum
Philadelphia, PA




SEADAE 2020 National Conference: The Arts and Social-Emotional Learning
State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education
Online webinar
Date: 2020-09-25

2020 California Documentary Project Grant Application Webinar
California Humanities
Online webinar
Date: 2020-09-16


The Arts Data Education Toolkit
National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Education Commission of the States

Building Pathways to Funding: A Strategy Towards Expanding Funding for the Creative Youth Development Field
The National Creative Youth Development Partnership


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