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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

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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

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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