Californians for the Arts

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State of the ARTS


We work to create a better California by advancing Arts, Culture, & Creativity

We believe arts should be accessible to every Californian. Californians for the Arts believe that the arts are essential to any prosperous and truly democratic society. Especially in a state as diverse and culturally rich as California, the arts serve to give voice to our many communities, spark individual creativity, foster empathy and understanding, spur civic engagement and serve as a continual source of personal enrichment, inspiration and growth.

Throughout the year, Californians for the Arts conducts advocacy trainings across the state, and briefings for elected officials. Starting in 2019, April will officially be Arts, Culture, and Creativity Month in the state of California.

Let's connect, advocate and mobilize our efforts to advance the arts across the state! We will have a month full of events leading up to the Advocacy Day on April 23 at the Capitol in Sacramento, California.




It’s up to all of us to show up, to advocate, to go from arts supporters to arts activists and build California as the leading state of creativity.  We need to make sure our voices are heard. In this month’s edition we discus the upcoming ACCM Advocacy Day on April 23, we offer an active “Ways to Engage” guide and we invite you to lend your voice to our new ACCM Arts Impact Campaign, and much more!



Check out our calendar!

Throughout the year, Californians for the Arts conducts advocacy trainings and electoral briefings across the state. Our calendar also features California based events that further our mission through education and advocacy. Click the button below to view our calendar and to access our event submission form.


Do you believe arts being accessible for every Californian is imperative? Do you feel California should be the leading creative state? Do you think arts and artists can play a vital role in solving some of California’s greatest challenges? Do you want to see funding to match these goals? Then it is time to support Californians for the Arts your statewide arts advocacy organization.