California Arts Council

State of California

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December 08, 2011Mary Beth Barber

Creating Public Value Program application now available; Deadline Feb 10, 2012

Program seeks to promote positive impact of the arts through support of arts programs in rural and underserved communities

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The California Arts Council has opened the application process for its Creating Public Value Program for 2011-12. Through this program, the California Arts Council seeks to partner with small California arts organizations in rural or underserved communities to implement new or expanded projects that make a positive contribution in these communities. Final applications are due February 10, 2012.

The Creating Public Value Program grants will address outcomes in one or more of the following goals:

  • support safe and creative opportunities for youth;
  • foster attractive and livable neighborhoods and communities;
  • provide greater access to the arts for individuals, families and communities;
  • encourage economic and community development.

California arts organizations based in and serving rural or underserved communities are eligible to apply -- more details available in the application Guidelines and Instructions. Previous applicants should be aware that some of the application criteria, descriptions, and process have changed. The Creating Public Value Program application will also incorporate an electronic submission process, and potential grantees must have a California Cultural Data Project (CDP) profile and California Arts Council CDP funder report for the Creating Public Value program.

Members of the media may contact: Mary Beth Barber, Information Officer, at 916-322-6588 or  Questions about the Creating Public Value Program for potential applicants can be directed to Lucero Arellano, Arts Program Specialist, at 916-322-6338 or    For more information on the California Arts Council, please go to

The mission of the California Arts Council, a state agency, is to advance California through the Arts and Creativity. Members of the California Arts Council include: Chair Malissa Feruzzi Shriver, Vice Chair William Turner, Wylie Aitken, Michael Alexander, Andrew Green, Adam Hubbard, Charmaine Jefferson, Terry Lenihan, Susan Steinhauser, and Rosalind Wyman.

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