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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

Arts Advocacy Planning

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

California Arts Council

IT’S OFFICIAL! $5 Million State Arts Funding Increase Signed Into Law!

Dear California Arts Lover, Today, June 20, 2014, is a day on which the tide has turned at last for arts funding in our state! This morning, Governor Jerry Brown signed the 2014-15 state budget with the Legislature’s proposed $5 million increase in arts funding intact. We thank the Governor for upholding his belief in … Continue reading


Tell Governor Brown $5 Million for the Arts is a Great Investment!

Last night, the Legislature approved a budget that includes $5 million in funding for the California Arts Council! We are asking your help ONE MORE TIME as increased funding for the California Arts Council this year approaches its final hurdle: Governor Jerry Brown’s signature. Please communicate to the Governor your support for the Legislature’s $5 Million appropriation TODAY! … Continue reading

California Arts Council / California State Assembly / California State Senate

$7 Million Unanimously Approved by Conference Committee for CA Arts Council!

On June 5, at 10:15, the Legislative Budget Conference Committee voted 8-0 to approve an appropriation of $7 million for 2014-15 to the California Arts Council.  *(See bottom of message for “What happens next?”)  Most of the conferees took this opportunity to speak glowingly about the value of the arts to the community, to children, … Continue reading

Action Alert / California Arts Council / California State Assembly / California State Senate

TODAY IS THE DAY! No time to waste–Make YOUR voice heard this morning!

We understand that the Legislative Budget Conference Committee will review the California Arts Council budget item this afternoon.  So far, we are gratified by the large numbers of artists, arts leaders and arts lovers who have responded to our call to action.  But THIS MORNING is CRITICAL! IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO ALREADY, PLEASE … Continue reading