- Keep Arts in Schools

California Arts Council

State of California

Keep Arts in Schools


California taxpayers can support arts education programs this tax season through the Keep Arts in Schools Voluntary Contribution Fund. Individuals may make tax-deductible contributions in amounts of $1 or more through the Voluntary Contribution portion of 2017 state tax returns.

Arts education is a key factor in helping California’s next generation succeed. Participation in the arts boosts students’ overall academic achievement, social engagement, attendance and graduation rates, and college and workforce readiness.