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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


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


Know before your vote! School Board Candidates Survey Responses from CAAE…

Know before you vote! California Alliance for Arts Education has released the results of its Board of Education candidate surveys for the following School District elections. Follow this link to review the responses from candidates in these districts.  Capistrano Unified School District   Centralia Elementary School   Chula Vista Elementary School District   Davis Joint … Continue reading


Post-Confluence Survey

Did you attend Confluence 2016? You should have received an invitation yesterday to provide us with feedback via an online survey. If you didn’t, then please go to this link to share your thoughts with us: Thank you–and please do not take the survey if you were unable to attend, as there will be … Continue reading


Michael Kass’ Confluence Presentation Posted Here

Award-winning storyteller, facilitator and coach, Michael Kass offered an extraordinary workshop at CONFLUENCE 2016, STORYTELLING AND MAKING THE CASE FOR THE ARTS.  He has shared with us his PowerPoint presentation.  Here you will find a link to download the PDF:  michael-kass-presentation-confluence-storytelling-9-16 In the interactive 60 minute workshop, Michael shared the secrets of discovering and harnessing the power of … Continue reading