California LGBT Arts Alliance MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER
Volume 11 No. 2 – February 2014
The mission of The California LGBT Arts Alliance is to promote artistic and financial partnerships that strengthen and deepen the cooperative relationship among California’s LGBT non-profit arts organizations and individual artists.
Thank you for your participation.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
NEWS – HEADLINES
- 15th Annual WESTAF Cultural Policy Symposium
- Southern California’s creative sector has jobs, doles out hefty payroll
- Tapping in to the Real Value of Creativity
- Obama to nominate Jane Chu to chair National Endowment for the Arts
- N.E.A. Funds Benefit Both Rich and Poor, Study Finds
- Bid to overturn California’s transgender law fails
- Secretary Kerry Releases 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights
WORKSHOPS & RESIDENCIES
15th Annual WESTAF Cultural Policy Symposium: co-hosted by the California Arts Council and Frank Gehry Partners
Creativity and Innovation in Public Education
Areas of Need, Mechanisms for Change
March 4, 2014 | 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. PST
Arts and policy experts will gather on March 4th at architect Frank Gehry’s studio in Santa Monica, CA for a thought-provoking symposium addressing critical issues facing the arts and education. Observers from around the world can join the symposium live online.
Sessions will include presentations on the neuroscience of creativity; evaluation of creativity-based curriculum; innovative approaches to advance arts, science, and technology education; design thinking in higher education; and creativity as collaborative practice. The full schedule appears below.
Please note that places for in-person observers at the symposium in Santa Monica are fully subscribed. Unfortunately, no additional guests can be accommodated.
Southern California’s creative sector has jobs, doles out hefty payroll
Los Angeles Daily News
Creativity is humming along in the Los Angeles region and was responsible for one in seven jobs and a $50.6 billion payroll in 2012, according to a study released Wednesday.
The impact ripples though the Golden State as well, according to the 2013 Otis Report on the Creative Economy.
The Southern California epicenter of the industry accounted for 726,300 creative-sector jobs through both direct employment and its ripple effect, with the sector generating 10.4 percent of the region’s total economic output.
“The creative economy is powerful and pervasive. The good news for the Los Angeles region is that it is undisputedly the creative nexus of the state, with over 44 percent of California’s workers in creative occupations,” said the report prepared by the Kyser Center for Economic Research for the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.
“We have really made clear the message that creativity is serious business,” said Otis President Samuel Hoi.
The report — the seventh regional tally and the first for the state — is based on 2012 data for 11 categories. The current version cannot be compared with the prior ones, Hoi said, because of changes in methodology.
Tapping in to the Real Value of Creativity
The California Arts Council — the state’s agency responsible for arts education policy-setting — recently concluded a comprehensive strategic planning process involving an extensive statewide survey and numerous stakeholders to explore the future of state arts policy and arts education. At the heart of the Council’s new five-year plan is a focus on creativity. This new focus on creativity came from a recent windfall to the state agency made possible by a resurgent California economy. The focus on creativity was also institutionalized through the Council’s new CREATE CA coalition that reframes the conversation about the value of arts education from one where the arts plays a marginal role in the economy (and therefore, is one of the first areas to be cut during an economic downturn) to one where the arts and creativity are at the center of efforts to revamp the educational system of the world’s twelfth-largest economy. Even more encouraging is the introduction last week of Assembly Bill 1662 by Assembly member Ian Calderon (D-Whittier), a nod to the growing importance of focusing on creativity as essential to student success and ultimately, to the state’s creative economy.
Read full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-nobleza/tapping-into-the-real-val_b_4863307.html
Obama to nominate Jane Chu to chair National Endowment for the Arts
President Obama announced that he plans to nominate Jane Chu as chair of the National Endowment for the Arts — a position that has remained vacant for more than a year.
Since 2006, Chu has been president of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City where she oversaw completion of the sprawling center — a $326 million project finished in 2011 using private funds.
“Jane’s lifelong passion for the arts and her background in philanthropy have made her a powerful advocate for artists and arts education in Kansas City,” Obama said in a statement. “She knows firsthand how art can open minds, transform lives and revitalize communities, and believes deeply in the importance of the arts to our national culture.”
Chu arrives to an NEA that has been plagued with declining budgets and perceived neglect by the Obama administration. In November 2012, Rocco Landesman, the former Broadway producer, stepped down from his post after serving one term. Senior deputy chair Joan Shigekawa became acting chair, though the length of her term surprised many. Many arts officials were frustrated that a strategic vision could not be enacted without a permanent chair.
Chu, though, has a reputation for fundraising prowess and executing major projects in times of fiscal uncertainty. That the Kauffman Center was built during the recession in a moderate-sized city surprised and impressed many in the arts-management field.
“If there had to be a long wait, this candidate looks like a really great person to have waited for,” said Robert L. Lynch, president of Americans for the Arts.
N.E.A. Funds Benefit Both Rich and Poor, Study Finds
New York Times
Ever since the late 1980s, when the performance artist Karen Finley started playing around with yams and chocolate, the National Endowment for the Arts has come under fire from some conservative lawmakers. Back then the agency was castigated for giving grants to provocative artists like Ms. Finley, whom some critics called obscene.
Now House Republicans charge that the endowment supports programming primarily attended by the rich, causing “a wealth transfer from poorer to wealthier citizens.”
A new study to be released on Wednesday challenges that assertion, however, and concludes that federally supported arts programs attract people across the income spectrum; the wealthy, yes, but also many below the poverty line.
The study, by the National Center for Arts Research at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, was specifically intended to test lawmakers’ propositions about arts funding.
Last year the House Budget Committee, led by Representative Paul D. Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, issued a proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year, which eliminated all funding for the arts endowment as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
It stated that these agencies’ activities were “generally enjoyed by people of higher-income levels, making them a wealth transfer from poorer to wealthier citizens.”
To assess that statement, university researchers first looked at income differences in places that receive arts grants and those that don’t. They discovered that the bigger and more economically diverse the community, the more likely it was to receive a grant.
These areas have a greater proportion of both poor and rich households, researchers said.
In addition, they found that arts grants led poorer people to attend an event just as much as those in higher tax brackets.
Bid to overturn California’s transgender law fails
San Diego Gay and Lesbian News
Anti-gay, anti-trans hate groups have failed in their attempt to place a referendum on the November ballot with the goal of overturning California’s trailblazing law that protect transgender students from discrimination.
The Secretary of State’s Office today announced that a full check of signatures showed that the referendum effort failed to collect enough support to qualify for the November ballot. The referendum effort needed 504,760 valid signatures, and the State said that 487,484 signatures were valid after the full count was released at 5 pm today.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1266, the School Success and Opportunity Act, into law last year. It went into effect on Jan. 1, 2014.
The law guarantees transgender students equal access to restrooms, locker rooms and sports teams that corresponds with the student’s gender identity.
Secretary Kerry Releases 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights
Human Rights First
In his opening remarks today, Secretary John Kerry spoke about the United States’ ongoing commitment to reporting on the human rights concerns of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. LGBT issues have been front and center in recent months with the passage of troubling new laws in Russia, Nigeria and Uganda and continued reports of human rights violations against LGBT people reported worldwide. U.S. leadership is needed now more than ever and Human Rights First commends Secretary Kerry for his continued attention to this issue. In his statement, Secretary Kerry condemned the Uganda law as “an affront to every reasonable conscience.” Human Rights First looks forward to working with Secretary Kerry and the State Department to push for LGBT safety and equality worldwide.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES, JOB OPPORTUNITIES, FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS, ARTISTS’ CALLS, RESOURCES
The Creating Places of Vitality (CPV)
California Arts Council
The Creating Places of Vitality (CPV) Program (formerly Creating Public Value) supports rural and underserved communities through grant opportunities for small arts organizations. Through the arts, CPV intends to offer opportunities to encourage creative innovation and to engage in meaningful cultural activities that can transform neighborhoods and communities to create a distinct sense of place.
* Arts organizations must propose new or expanded partnerships to implement a place-based project that includes a public component, such as a culminating presentation, a performance, special event, etc.
* Arts organizations must apply with a primary partner, preferably from a different sector, to share resources (monetary and/or in-kind services) and provide leadership for the project.
* Additional partners from various sectors are encouraged to strengthen the project.
Who can apply:
* Arts organizations must be based in and serving rural or underserved communities.
* Arts organizations must have had continuous arts programming for the last two years.* * Non-arts organizations must have an arts component comprising at least 50% of their budget.
More information, guidelines and application here: http://www.cac.ca.gov/programs/cpv.php
JUMP StArts Program
Cailfornia Arts Council
JUMP StArts Program supports quality arts education and artists-in-residence programs/projects for the target population of at-risk children/youth within the juvenile justice system in classroom, after-school or incarceration settings in diverse communities and geographical settings.
The program requires a partnership of an arts entity and a juvenile justice entity. The applicant may be either the arts partner or juvenile justice facility/agency partner with specific provisos. See the guidelines for more information.
More information, guidelines and application here: http://www.cac.ca.gov/programs/jump.php
The Statewide Networks Program (SN)
California Arts Council
The Statewide Networks Program (SN) supports culturally specific, multicultural, and discipline-based statewide and regional arts networks and service organizations. Its goal is to strengthen an organization’s capacity and delivery of services to its constituents through communications, professional development opportunities, networking and arts advocacy.
* Statewide and regional arts networks and service organizations must have at least a two-year track record of developing their field and providing services to their constituent base (individual artists and/or arts organizations).
Statewide is defined as an organizational network serving a statewide constituency;
Regional is defined as an organizational network serving constituencies in at least three non-contiguous counties.
Culturally Specific and Multicultural refers to organizational networks which are rooted in and reflective of underserved ethnic and cultural communities.
If an applicant is awarded Statewide Networks (SN) and Creating Public Value (CPV) grants, it may only receive one grant in a given year.
Grant Link: http://www.cac.ca.gov/programs/sn.php
The Creative California Communities Program (CCC)
California Arts Council
The Creative California Communities Program (CCC) supports exceptional demonstration/replicable projects that harness arts and culture as a key economic development or arts service strategy for large and small communities.
The applicant must be an arts nonprofit organization or local arts agency with a history of arts programming for a minimum of the last two years. Applicants to this program are not restricted from applying for and receiving funding from other competitive CAC grants programs as long as those funds are used for different purposes.
More information, guidelines and application here: http://www.cac.ca.gov/programs/ccc.php
The Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF)
TourWest is a competitive grant program that provides subsidies to arts and community organizations for the presentation of out-of-state touring performers and literary artists.
TourWest Applications Highlights: Please read the guidelines!
Grant link: http://tourwest.culturegrants.org/
Grants for the Arts
Leonard I. Green was committed to arts programming in Los Angeles. He believed in the positive impact arts education and outreach in schools, colleges and artistic institutions had (and have) on the city’s youth and adult population. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting institutions that focus on arts outreach and education and we continue to encourage growth in all areas of the arts. Priority is given to those institutions that promote the expansion of community arts programs and/or support youth and adult creativity in their regular schedules.
Grant link: http://ligf.org/howtoapply.php
The Aaron Siskind Individual Photographers Fellowship Grants
The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of fellowship grants of up to $7,000 each for individuals working in still photography and photography-based media. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
Grant Link: http://www.aaronsiskind.org/grant.html
Women’s Studio Workshop
WSW offers a variety of grants, fellowships, and residency opportunities for artists working in printmaking, papermaking, book arts and ceramics.
Grant Link: http://www.wsworkshop.org/program
Puffin Foundation Grants are open to emerging artists in the fields of art, photography, music, theater, dance and literature whose works due to their genre and/or social philosophy might have difficulty being aired. Average Puffin Foundation grants range from $1,000 to $2,500.
Grant Link: http://www.puffinfoundation.org
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund / McNamara Framily Creative Arts Project Grant is designed to provide financial resources to outstanding Latino undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a creative arts related field: media, film, performing arts, communications, writing, etc. This grant is only intended to assist students in beginning and completing an art project. Students may be potentially eligible for grants up to $15,000.
Grant Link: http://www.hsf.net/scholarships.aspx?id=466
One-year Aid Grants for Experienced Artists
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation’s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time.
The Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. There are no deadlines. The Foundation encourages applications from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time. The Foundation will consider need on the part of an applicant for all legitimate expenditures relating to his or her professional work and personal living, including medical expenses. The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist.
Arts and Accessibility
California Arts Council
The California Arts Council is committed to making its services and programs open and accessible to all persons, with and without disabilities. This commitment is ongoing and has never wavered.
The California Arts Council reaches out and nurtures its relationship with the disability community through programs and services in partnerships with the National Arts and Disability Center and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The purpose of the California Arts Council’s Arts and Accessibility Technical Assistance Program is to enhance opportunities for participation in the arts for people with disabilities.
The California Arts Council makes available grants between $500 to $1000 for professional development and/or technical assistance. The funded activities are to support efforts in making programs and services accessible to people with disabilities. This fund is available until it is depleted.
Contact: Wayne Cook
Phone: (916) 322-6344
Grant link: http://www.cac.ca.gov/programs/accessibility-ta.php
City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Individual Artist Fellowships
For submission deadlines go to: http://www.culturela.org/grants/
The prestigious City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Fellowships honor a selection of the best of Los Angeles contemporary arts. These awards allow very accomplished artists to focus on creating new works. Meanwhile, the Cultural Affairs Department collaborates with community partners to organize a museum exhibition, a performing arts showcase, and publish an illustrated catalog that promote the new work by these artists and distinguish Los Angeles as a major center of creative activity in the United States. Eligible artists must reside in Los Angeles County and demonstrate an active exhibition and/or production record of at least 15 years.
CALLS FOR ART
Interconnectivity: A Call to the Earth Exhibition
Interconnectivity: A Call to the Earth Exhibition at USC IGM Gallery
Exhibition March 15, 2014 –JUNE 27, 2014
Interconnectivity: A Call to the Earth is is an Environmental Art exhibition that features artist’s who are exploring the pivotal need for stewardship, sustainability, healing, awareness and advocacy for our ailing Mother Earth.
Such eco-artist-warriors, with their individual visions, are shining a powerful light on how can we individually create sustainability and healing through our own actions and through our own interconnectivity with all beings. These artists inspire us though their transformative art and innovation, and they offer us a glimpse into new ways of being.
We are all connected and in this together and all of us must join in this call for action and change.
During the exhibition Art 4 All People will be offering unique workshops, lectures, beach cleanups and happenings.
Iterconnectivity: A Call to the Earth It is part of Art 4 All People “Bridge to the Soul, Series at the USC IGM Gallery in Los Angles. This series evokes art as bridge to integrative awareness, action, healing, and understanding.
Submission information at this link http://www.art4allpeople.com/call-for-artists-interconnectivity-a-call-to-the-earth/
Contact: Lisa Rasmussen M.F.A.
Latina@ Queer Arts & Film Festival
The 1st annual Latina@ Queer Arts & Film Festival is launching its 2014 Call for Entries, inviting filmmakers around the world to submit feature films, documentaries, shorts, theatrical monologues, fine art and experimental works. The 2014 LQAFF will run April 10-13, and the deadline for submission is February 14, 2015, with an extended deadline of March 1st, 2014. Accepted art pieces will be announced on March 15, 2014.
This three day celebration of art and film will include a launch party, art installation, series of solo performance, feature films, documentaries, short films, mini-workshops/ info sessions, food trucks, music, networking opportunities and Q&A’s with filmmakers, and featured cast members.
Before submitting, please read the guidelines below. Complete an online entry form to mail in with your screener and payment. All materials must be clearly labeled with the name of the film and the person submitting.
If you have any questions, please contact Karla Legaspy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2010, the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles launched its signature event—the International TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB).
Returning now for its third incarnation, ITAB is a juried exhibition of work by artists merging fiber media with new information and communication technologies in their artistic processes, as a medium of artistic expression, and/or in the content of their work. Leveraging its location in Silicon Valley, ITAB serves as the premiere platform for introducing the work of artists exploring the intersection of fiber and technology to a global community that assembles—virtually and in the real world—at San Jose’s Biennial Zero1 Festival.
Jurors for this show include: Michael F. James, Louise Lemieux Berube, Patricia Malarcher.
Contact: Deborah Corsini
Phone: 408.971.0323 x. 20
LandEscape Now! – International Call for artists – 5th Edition 2014
LandEscape is launching the fifth edition of “LandEscape Now!”, an international competition, which introduces ten artworks by ten international artists working in various fine arts disciplines.
LandEscape aims at presenting innovative and cutting-edge artworks in contemporary scenario and seeks to support contemporary creation worldwide through the advertising of works of art which focus more particularly on the theme of landscape in all the accepted meaning of the word and the recognition of the fundamental role which the landscapes of any kind have in the composition of an artwork. All media considered.
Contact: LandEscape Team
FIFE 2014-International Experimental Film Festival
Florean Art Museum has the honour to invite you to participate to The International Experimental Film Festival (short film) 2014.
Florean Art Museum has a tradition in organizing international festivals dedicated to contemporary experimental films. This edition (2014) includes a contest with prizes and a selection of works to be exhibited. Theme of choice: the specificity of experimental film/urban space.
Contact: Mara Florean
In the Abstract
Abstract photography explores color, movement, form, and other intangibles that are not dependent on a recognizable subject. The medium of photography has a unique ability to reproduce with precision and clarity, the world as we see it. Abstract photography deconstructs our world, resulting in new and surprising interpretations. Graphic elements without context, long exposures, blurred subjects, and extreme close-ups are a few of the ways that photographers manipulate their subjects in an abstract manner. These works are limited only by imagination. For In the Abstract, The Kiernan Gallery seeks non-representational imagery that partially or fully obscures the recognizable world.
Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival
Outfest 2014 promises to be the biggest and most exciting festival in our history. Outfest is unique among LGBT film festivals for our high quality programming, outstanding press coverage, and sensational parties and receptions, which connect filmmakers with motion picture industry professionals. Outfest additionally features a juried competition with awards for excellence in US, international and documentary feature filmmaking.
2014-2015 KALA Fellowship Award
Kala Art Institute welcomes artists to apply online for our Fellowship Award. The Kala Fellowship award is an international competition open to artists from the U.S. and around the world. Artists producing innovative work in all mediums including printmaking, digital media, installation art, social practice, photography, and book arts are encouraged to apply. Fellowship Awards are given based on conceptual creativity, originality, and artistic excellence as well as technical knowledge.
84th Annual Statewide Exhibit
The 84th Annual Statewide Exhibition, will revisit the original high standards for acceptance, which makes this annual landscape exhibition one of California’s premier art events.
Open to California residents, painting of California locations. Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastel and Mixed Media will be accepted.
Juror: David A. Leffel
Curator: Ed Penniman
The Feminist Agenda
The woman’s role has changed drastically throughout history facilitating the evolution of Feminism and continuing to dismantle stereotypes and gender inequality. For this call we are asking you to embrace everything female! We want to see both new and classic depictions of female empowerment as well as the many different roles that women have played in our society.
Beyond Breakfast & Selfies: an Instagram show
This show is all about fine art photography that happens to come in Instagram form. Think: gorgeous shots of everyday life, especially Oakland-centered, arty, urban, lady-positive Instagram snaps. Bonus points for lady photographers, first-timers, artists of Color, and youth artists.
Femme Cartel produces contemporary, urban art shows and promotes female emerging artists in the Bay Area. To see what we’re all about, visit http://femmecartel.com
Ahmanson Foundation Provides Grants to Nonprofits in Los Angeles
The Ahmanson Foundation supports nonprofit organizations serving Los Angeles County, CA in the areas of the arts and humanities, education, medicine and health and human services. Support is also provided for building funds, renovation and equipment, capital campaigns, endowments, institutional scholarship funds, matching grants and special projects and programs. http://www.theahmansonfoundation.org/.
Bank of the West Grants for Cultural Activities
Bank of the West provides grants for well-managed cultural activities in communities that the Bank serves. Bank of the West’s Charitable Contributions Program operates on a year-round basis. Contribution requests are granted based on the nonprofit organization’s ability to meet the Bank’s charitable giving criteria, eligibility, need, and availability of charitable funds. http://www.bankofthewest.com/BOW/main.jsp?ChId=6f8dc2d8b4d2ff00VgnVCM10000087c35c92
Boeing’s Grant Guidelines and Application Process
Boeing provides charitable contributions to U.S.-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable or educational organizations in five focus areas: education; health and human services; arts and culture; civic; and the environment. Boeing also considers requests for in-kind donations and services. (A Boeing office is located in Seal Beach, CA.) http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/aboutus/community/guidelines.htm
Foundation Center – Online training
A free online course from the Foundation Center called Introduction to Fundraising Planning provides an overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan. You will learn how to develop a fundraising plan that will include a variety of revenue sources for your organization.
This course is designed to help you achieve the following:
Take stock of your organization’s strengths and assets
Create a case statement
Set fundraising goals
Choose funding partners
Prepare a fundraising calendar
Also at the Foundation Center: an online training course, titled Proposal Writing: The Statement of Need, to help grantseekers develop skills in constructing a compelling statement of need. The course includes interactive exercises and assignments, case studies, a final exam, and a printable certificate of completion. Lessons can be taken at any pace, and can be reviewed often. For more information visit the Foundation Center’s website.
Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department
The City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs serves as a catalyst for the delivery of high quality arts and cultural experiences. The strategies for accomplishing our mission are centered around marketing, communication and relationships with community partners.
Los Angeles County Arts Commission
The mission of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission is to foster excellence, diversity, vitality and accessibility of the arts in the County of Los Angeles. The Commission plays a leadership role in cultural services for the county, providing information and resources to the community, artists, arts organizations and municipalities.
Liberty Hill Foundation Lesbian & Gay Community Fund
The Lesbian & Gay Community Fund was created to provide critical support to new or ongoing projects addressing the issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities. Grants of $10,000 to $25,000 are targeted to groups actively working for institutional, policy, or public opinion changes that improve LGBT life and well-being and build alliances between LGBT and straight communities.
In 2006, a total of $230,000 was given through the Lesbian & Gay Community Fund. This is the largest amount of money Liberty Hill has ever given through this fund, due to the generosity of many individual donors and foundations such as The California Endowment and the Durfee Foundation.
McKnight Foundation Offers Online Resources For Arts Groups
from the CAM eNewsletter
The Nonprofit Management Toolkit on the McKnight Foundation Web site offers fundraising resources, tips for honing your nonprofit’s message for the media and the public, technology assistance, and advice about recruiting and working with volunteers. The fundraising resources section provides links to information compiled by the Foundation Center, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Charity Channel, Idealist.org, the Minnesota Council on Foundations, and other organizations. To access the Nonprofit Management Toolkit, see http://mcknight.org/resources/toolkit.aspx .
Wells Fargo Funding
In 2005, through corporate and foundation grants, Wells Fargo gave 5,435 grants to nonprofits that totaled over $38 million. Wells Fargo gives first priority to requests where the primary purpose of the grant is to benefit people and communities of low and moderate income. While Wells Fargo accepts requests for financial support from organizations which enhance a community’s quality of life–including cultural, arts, civic projects, and other activities–these grants are not one of their funding priorities. For California funding guidelines:
California Arts Council
The California Arts Council (CAC), a state agency, was established in January 1976 to encourage artistic awareness, participation, and expression; to help independent local groups develop their own arts programs; to promote employment of artists and those skilled in crafts in the public and private sector; to provide for exhibition of artworks in public buildings throughout California; and to enlist the aid of all state agencies in the task of ensuring the fullest expression of our artistic potential.
The CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL
The California LBGT Arts Alliance is funded by the California Arts Council.
For information about CAC visit its website: http://www.cac.ca.gov
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The Queer Cultural Center serves as the CA LGBT Arts Alliance’s fiscal sponsor