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. Moved by our deep conviction of the civic and personal value of the arts, our mission at Californians for the Arts is to increase public awareness of the importance of the arts; to ensure that the arts are an ongoing part of the public dialogue; and to encourage Californians to care about the arts as a critical component of their own lives and the lives of their communities.




Welcome to 2019! This month’s newsletter includes a warm welcome to newly appointed California Arts Council member Jodie Evans, an artists’ inventive solution to the Bay Area housing crisis and more. We touch on how the government shutdown is affecting the arts, some important legislative news that may have implications in our field, plus your January arts advocates action list.



In October our board met for a retreat. We set out a plan to bring back arts advocacy day but renamed as Arts, Culture and Creativity Month (ACCM) because one day to celebrate the power of the arts is simply not enough! ACCM will be a series of activities developed throughout California in April of 2019 with a soon to be determined date at the Capitol with legislative visits.



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.