California Arts Council / CFTA News

CAA and CFTA names Interim Executive Director

Californians for the Arts and California Arts Advocates names Interim Executive Director   Californians for the Arts (CFTA), a statewide network of arts organizations and California Arts Advocates (CAA), an advocacy organization, has named Julie Baker as Interim Executive Director. Founded in 1996 as a nonprofit 501c(4) statewide advocacy organization by leaders in the arts field, the CAA has … Continue reading

California Arts Council

Californians for the Arts Welcomes New California Arts Council Leadership

Californians for the Arts (CFTA) co-sponsored a reception (with Arts Orange County) to welcome Governor Jerry Brown’s newly-appointed Executive Director of the California Arts Council, Anne Bown-Crawford, at her first public meeting of the Council on January 25 at the OC Music & Dance Center in Irvine.  CFTA  Board members present that day included President … Continue reading

Arts Advocacy Planning

2018 Legislative Budget Cycle Begins for CA Arts Council: View the Presentation

At the September California Arts Council meeting at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles, its Director of Legislative Affairs, Kristin Margolis, presented an overview of the process and schedule, as well as how the Council can play an important role in keeping the Governor and Legislature informed about the activities of the agency. … Continue reading

Uncategorized

California Arts Advocates Scores a Fifth Year of Gains for California Arts Council Funding – Help Us Keep the Momentum Going!

It’s a team effort, to be sure, but there is no denying that the intensive advocacy efforts by California Arts Advocates, our sister organization, played a major role in this year’s success: getting the Governor and Legislature to make permanent last year’s one-time only increase of $6.8 million.  After more than a decade of near-zero … Continue reading

Action Alert / National Endowment for the Arts

Federal Arts & Culture Funding Threatened! What you need to know & how you can help…

California Arts Advocates is vigorously opposing the Trump Administration’s proposed elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Institute for Museum & Library Services and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. All arts-concerned Californians are urged to learn more about why this is such a bad idea and what a disastrous … Continue reading