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!


LA Convergence
Arts for LA
Los Angeles
Date: 11-03-2016
Join Arts for LA for a day of dialogue and collaboration around issues facing Los Angeles County. Designed to challenge assumptions, explore new ideas, and identify potential solutions, the LA Convergence strengthens our ability to chart a path toward a prosperous, engaged, and creative region for all.

The 2016 theme is Amplifying Our Stories. In a year when some voices are silenced or not heard, many communities are turning to art to express and understand this difficult moment in our country. As a catalyst for cross-sector conversations and collaboration, the LA Convergence will leverage storytelling as a way to articulate problems as well as to envision solutions.

National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Conference
Americans for the Arts
Austin, TX
Date: 11-11-2016 thru 11-14-2016
Across the nation, arts organizations and the communities they serve are in a constant state of evolution. As arts marketers, how do we successfully maintain organizational relevance while building sustainability in our rapidly changing world? How can we meet change with a responsive, creative, and flexible approach? How can we capitalize on change to fuel inventive and unconventional thinking, forward-thinking solutions, and a willingness to experiment?