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OCTOBER 09, 2020

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Save the date: Our grants open in November

Mark your calendars: California's arts grant season is on its way. The California Arts Council is prioritizing this year's grant funding to nurture and heal our communities through the arts; to keep the doors of our arts and cultural institutions open; to protect jobs in the creative field; and to preserve our cultural heritage, our stories, and our culture bearers. These grants feature NEW funding, including general operating support for organizations and fellowships to support the creative practice of individual artists, as well as continued support for project-based activities. Get a sneak preview of our 2021 program offerings here - and stay tuned for more details prior to our season launch, coming this November.

Workshop: Why Race? A racial equity learning journey

To aid organizations in developing their race equity framework and development of their racial equity statement application requirement, the CAC is hosting a training workshop on Thursday, October 29, that will offer additional context about our agency's own racial equity learning journey. In this 90-minute workshop, facilitated by our new Race and Equity Manager, Katherin Canton, we invite our creative communities across the state to share, listen, reflect, and iterate together on racial equity commitments. Details and registration information can be found here.

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. Submissions are due on or before October 30. 

Nomination process for California Arts Council members

The State is always in search of individuals from all regions of California to serve as members of our Council body. Council members bring to the work varied backgrounds, knowledge and experience in the fields of arts and culture, and representation for our state's broad geographic landscape and racial, ethnic, and gender identities. California Arts Council members serve staggered terms, with appointment vacancies becoming available at various times.

Are you interested or do you know someone who may be interested in consideration for an appointment by Governor Newsom to a position on our Council? Click here to learn more.

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


Crocker Art Museum has months of celebrations planned for a Sacramento icon
The Sacramento Bee

Black trustees join forces to make art museums more diverse
The New York Times

Kevin Young named director of National Museum of African American History and Culture

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay to be honored for amplifying work by women and people of color
USA Today


Guest Office Manager
San Francisco, CA

Program Director
TeenTix LA
Los Angeles, CA

Grants & Finance Manager
The Processing Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Director of Communications
California College of the Arts
San Francisco, CA

Development Associate
The Performing Arts Workshop, Inc.
San Francisco, CA



artist calls

2021 Individual Support Grant
The Gottlieb Foundation
Deadline: 2020-12-15

FY2020-21 Neighborhood "Voices"- Organizations
City of Oakland
Deadline: 2020-10-15

Residency #181
Atlantic Center for the Arts
Deadline: 2020-12-06


California Masters of Fine Arts 2021 (Online)
Fine Arts Roundtable at California State University Long Beach
Long Beach, CA

On the Paper
The Progress Gallery
Pomona, CA

Call for Entries: 36th Annual Made in California Juried Exhibition
The City of Brea Art Gallery
Brea, CA

2021 Town Center Art Space Solo Exhibition
City of Santa Clarita Arts and Events
Santa Clarita, CA

Landscapes of the Mind
City of Santa Clarita Arts and Events
Santa Clarita, CA




Rural Arts Education Strategies
California Alliance for Arts Education
Online webinar
Date: 2020-10-22

Arts Month: How Grantmakers in the Arts are Addressing Current Challenges
Online webinar
Date: 2020-10-21


Guide to Expanding Mitigation: Making the Connection with Arts and Culture
Federal Emergency Management Agency


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