The California Arts Council (CAC), a state agency, announced it plans to award $20,000 to Californians for the Arts (CFTA) as part of its Statewide and Regional Networks program. CFTA is one of only twenty-eight grantees statewide for this program.
The Statewide and Regional Networks (SRN) program is rooted in the CAC’s vision to nurture collaborative service organizations and networks that advance the arts and artists in the state. An arts service organization provides specialized, practical services to working artists, constituent organizations and cultural community. Collectively, these networks help to activate CAC constituents, the arts community, stakeholders, and the public.
“Our Statewide and Regional Networks grantees are key leaders in preserving and growing California’s arts ecosystem,” said Donn K. Harris, Chair of the California Arts Council. “We are proud to support the important work of Californians for the Arts and their mission to advance public support for the arts in our state.”
“Founded in 2007, CFTA is a developing organization that focuses on the critical task of building public will for the arts in our state. With this grant, CFTA will engage the services of an established association management company to handle its financial management, member services, and communications. Growing beyond an entirely volunteer-driven operation is critical to our ability to fulfill our mission, and we are most grateful to the CAC for this important support,” commented Richard Stein, President of CFTA’s Board of Directors.