California Arts Council

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Arts Education: Increasing California Students’ Success

Arts education reduces dropout rates, significantly improving school attendance, graduation rates, and workforce readiness. The Arts Council places a high priority on helping California’s young people succeed.

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Arts in Communities: Boosting California’s Economy

Nearly 8% of California’s gross state product, and nearly 10% of California jobs, arise from the creative sector. Today’s CEOs name “creativity” as the number-one trait they seek when hiring. The Arts Council supports cultural programs and initiatives that stimulate and revitalize California’s communities.

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California: Home to More Artists than Any Other State

California is recognized as one of the leading creative capitals in the world. A high concentration of arts in communities leads to less poverty, more civic engagement, and social cohesion – making California a great place to live and to visit.

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From larger, urban areas to uncharted rural locations, each California Cultural District helps grow and sustain authentic arts and culture opportunities, increase the visibility of local artists, and promote socioeconomic and ethnic diversity through culture and creative expression.

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Tomorrow’s innovators need arts education today. You can support arts education programs in California by putting an arts license plate on your California vehicle.

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Latest Stories

by Stephanie Anderson

August 9, 2018
I have always passed by certain scenes and been able to spot a “Kodak” moment. But I never realized how rewarding it would be ...

by California Arts Council

July 26, 2018
The CAC is hard at work gearing up for the opening of the 2018–19 grant season. In the meantime ...

by Katharine Hayward

July 5, 2018
Artists with disabilities are artists first. ...

by California Arts Council

June 29, 2018
Wednesday morning’s budget announcement brought a big boost to the arts in California. ...

by California Arts Council

June 26, 2018
It’s official: The search for California’s next poet laureate is underway. ...

About the Arts Council

About the Arts Council

The California Arts Council builds public will and resources for the arts; fosters accessible arts initiatives that reflect contributions from all of California’s diverse populations; serves as a thought leader and champion for the arts; and provides relevant programs and services.

About the Arts Council