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A Statewide Arts Convening! April 15-16 in Sacramento

Californians for the Arts invites you to connect with fellow members of California’s arts community, learn of trends in the field and opportunities for funding & collaboration, and to share your ideas and successes with others eager to learn at CONFLUENCE 2015!  There is NO CHARGE to attend the convening (though capacity is limited). Complete … Continue reading

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Arts Education Month Resolution Introduced by Senator Jean Fuller

State Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) has introduced a resolution (SCR 14) to designate the month of March 2015 as Arts Education Month and encourage California’s elected leaders and residents to celebrate and support arts education. We encourage you to write a letter in support of SCR 14, addressed to Hon. Jean Fuller, Senator, 16th District, … Continue reading

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Bill to Designate Arts Districts Introduced by Assemblymember Richard Bloom

Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) has introduced a bill (AB 189) to establish state designation of cultural districts. We encourage you to write a letter in support of AB 189, addressed to Hon. Richard Bloom, Assemblymember, 50th District, State Capitol, Room 2003, Sacramento, California 95814 on your letterhead. Please scan the signed letter and email … Continue reading

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Californians for the Arts adds 3 new Board members

Today, the Californians for the Arts and California Arts Advocates elected three new Board members (left to right): Julie Baker, Executive Director of The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley; Angie Kim, Interim President & CEO, Center for Cultural Innovation in Los Angeles; Elizabeth Pearson, President & CEO, Pacific Chorale in Santa Ana. Each … Continue reading

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Californians for the Arts Conducts Annual Board Retreat

Board members of Californians for the Arts (CFTA) met for their annual board planning retreat on October 2 at the offices of Arts Orange County in Santa Ana.  The morning was devoted to organizational planning activities.  During lunch, they were joined by Assemblymember Tom Daly (69th District-Anaheim) center in all three photos, California Arts Council … Continue reading