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CONFLUENCE 2016: 2 Keynote Speakers Announced!

Nina Simon and Marc Bamuthi Joseph have been announced as keynote speakers for CONFLUENCE 2016!  ‪#‎CAstateofcreativity‬ ‪#‎CALovestheArts ‬ Conference registration & information link. Nina Simon is an internationally-recognized expert on active community participation in cultural institutions and has been named a “museum visionary” by Smithsonian Magazine for her innovative approach to design. Nina received the … Continue reading

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CONFLUENCE 2016: A Statewide Arts Convening – “Better Together – Best Practices from the Field” – Registration is Now Open!

Californians for the Arts is pleased to announce that registration is now open for CONFLUENCE 2016, taking place September 26-27 in Sacramento! Here you will find an overview of the statewide arts convening, FAQs, and online registration. Here you may view and like our Facebook event page for Confluence. CONFLUENCE 2016 will feature discussions by … Continue reading

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CFTA’s Brad Erickson to Receive National Award for Advocacy

Americans for the Arts announced on May 25 the recipients of the 2016 Americans for the Arts Annual Leadership Awards. It is our pleasure to report that Brad Erickson—Executive Director for Theatre Bay Area, Treasurer of Californians for the Arts and California Arts Advocates, and Immediate Past President of the SAAN Council—is the 2016 recipient … Continue reading

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Jonathan Moscone Joins CFTA Board

At its May meeting, the Board of Directors of Californians for the Arts elected Jonathan Moscone, Chief of Civic Engagement, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) in San Francisco. In that capacity, he designs and implements YBCA’s civic engagement activities, connecting the art and artists of YBCA with the diverse constituencies of the Center and … Continue reading