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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

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Save the Date! Statewide Arts Convening – September 26-27, 2016

Californians for the Arts will again present a statewide convening of arts leaders in Sacramento this year in association with the California Arts Council.  It will be held Monday and Tuesday, September 26 & 27. Last year’s Confluence was held in April 2015, and featured speakers and panel discussions on such topics as “Building Public … Continue reading

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CFTA Board Holds Annual Strategy Session

CFTA held its our annual Board retreat on October 29 in the offices of Shaw Yoder Antwih (SYA) in Sacramento.  It was attended by CFTA Board members (left to right): Jody Ulich, Rhyena Halpern, Marie Acosta, Rachel Osajima, Julie Baker, Victoria Hamilton, Angie Kim, Kerry Adams Hapner.  CFTA President Rick Stein holds a framed LA Times … Continue reading

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CFTA Will Honor 4 Legislative “Arts Champions” on April 15

      On Wednesday, April 15 on the steps of the Capitol in Sacramento, Californians for the Arts will honor four Legislative “Arts Champions” (pictured from left to right):  Senator Ben Allen (D-26th District, Santa Monica), Senator Jim Nielsen (R-4th District, Gerber), Assemblymember Ian Calderon (D-57th District, Whittier), Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-46th District, Los Angeles).  … Continue reading