California Arts Council

State of California

Conferences and Workshops

Conferences, workshops, webinars and training opportunities for arts administrators, educators and artists in California. To have us include a "Conferences & Workshops" item, please submit information to .


Foundation Center's Online Proposal Writing Course
Foundation Center
Online Convening
Date: 09-22-2015 thru 12-31-2016

Self-Paced eLearning

Have you been tasked with writing a grant proposal but don’t know where to start and can’t get away for an in-person class? Foundation Center’s Online Proposal Writing Course lets you learn at your own pace on your computer or mobile device.

Completely online and self-directed, this course puts you in charge of your own learning as you move through 15 lessons covering all aspects of proposal writing. We’ll give you plenty of guidance along the way with examples, worksheets, and templates to get you on your way to writing that proposal. You’ll have three months from the date of purchase to access the course, time you can use to complete the course at your own convenience and at your own pace!


2nd Annual Creativity at the Core Summer Institute
California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA)
San Jose, CA
Date: 07-28-2016 thru 07-30-2016

We are thrilled to share information with you about the 2nd Annual Creativity at the Core Summer Institute, an upcoming professional learning opportunity taking place at the Santa Clara County Office of Education on July 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2016. 

This 3-day institute in San Jose, CA will include presentations and workshops by California’s arts and education leaders as part of CCSESA's Creativity at the Core program featuring newly developed professional learning modules that link the visual and performing arts with other California State Standards including Common Core.  CCSESA has partnered with the California Department of Education, CREATE CA, and the Santa Clara County Office of Education Artspiration Initiative on this innovative program funded by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.  

Arts organizations from across California have partnered with regional art lead county offices of education in creating a suite of valuable tools and resources which will be featured during the institute. 
We hope to attract a wide range of leaders including K-University teachers, administrators, curriculum directors, artist educators, arts leaders, pre-service teachers, arts specialists, teaching artists, parents, and school board members and would greatly appreciate your help to spread the word!

Quick registration link: