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        From Arts, Culture, & Creativity Month to the California Nonprofit Performing Arts Grant Program, there’s no shortage of programs for arts advocates to engage with. Explore all the programs California For The Arts has to offer.

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        CA Arts & Culture Summit

        The second annual CA Arts & Culture Summit organized by CA for the Arts happened in Sacramento on Tuesday, April 16. The Summit took place during CA for the Arts 6th Annual Arts, Culture & Creativity Month (ACCM) with this year’s thematic focus “Art Work is Real Work.”

        Arts, Culture, & Creativity Month

        April is Arts, Culture, & Creativity Month – a month of free events, resources, and advocacy opportunities across the state with the goal of engaging arts advocates and raising awareness of the impact of the arts within communities. From press conferences to group discussions, we shared talking points and resources for having effective meetings with your state representatives.

        Arts Advocacy Day

        Summit attendees are encouraged to join us on Wednesday, April 17, for Arts Advocacy Day! Join fellow advocates at the Capitol for a rally and press event to kick off a day of meetings with your state legislators.

        Regional Conversations

        Regional Conversations bring together artists, arts organizations, creative workers, businesses, and supporters of arts and culture across the state. The purpose of these conversations is simple: to hear updates on legislation affecting the arts, learn about advocacy, and share what’s impacting arts and culture in each community. 

        Regional Advocacy Infrastructure Network

        The Regional Advocacy Infrastructure Network (RAIN) seeks to reinforce advocacy capacity and efficacy at the local, state and federal levels by designing new models of collaboration with groups and organizations whose primary focus is at the local (county and municipal) level.

        California Nonprofit Performing Arts Paymaster

        Californians for the Arts, through the California Arts Council, has secured a state grant to build a nonprofit paymaster service for small theaters, symphonies, ballets, operas, chorales, dance companies, music organizations and other performing arts organizations throughout the state of California.

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