The California Arts Council is a state agency dedicated to advancing California through the arts and creativity.
Our agency is committed to building public will and resources for the arts; fostering accessible arts initiatives that reflect contributions from all of California's diverse populations; serving as a thought leader and champion for the arts; and providing excellent, effective, and relevant programs and services.
Learn more about our initiatives, services, and programs at www.arts.ca.gov.
Photos courtesy of California Arts Council grantees. Music: Good Thing by Menage Quad from freemusicarchive.org.
California Poetry Out Loud State Finals. March 24, 2014 in the Senate Chamber at the State Capitol in Sacramento. Over 40,000 students in 35 California counties participated in California Poetry Out Loud. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov.
California Sen. Ted Lieu convened a hearing on February 12, 2014 in Sacramento to examine the role the creative sector plays in the state's economy. The hearing was standing room only, with attendees representing urban and rural communities from across the state. The hearing featured new data from the just-released Statewide Otis Report on the Creative Economy.
Learn more about California's Creative Economy at this link: www.arts.ca.gov/artsinfo/economicimpact.php
Arts and policy experts gathered on March 4, 2014 at architect Frank Gehry's studio in Los Angeles, CA for a thought provoking symposium to address critical issues facing the arts and education. The 15th Annual WESTAF Cultural Policy Symposium co-hosted by the California Arts Council and Gehry Partners.