California Arts Council

State of California
Arts Education: Increasing California Students’ Success

Arts education reduces dropout rates, significantly improving school attendance, graduation rates, and workforce readiness. The Arts Council places a high priority on helping California’s young people succeed.

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Arts in Communities: Boosting California’s Economy

Nearly 8% of California’s gross state product, and nearly 10% of California jobs, arise from the creative sector. Today’s CEOs name “creativity” as the number-one trait they seek when hiring. The Arts Council supports cultural programs and initiatives that stimulate and revitalize California’s communities.

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California: Home to More Artists than Any Other State

California is recognized as one of the leading creative capitals in the world. A high concentration of arts in communities leads to less poverty, more civic engagement, and social cohesion – making California a great place to live and to visit.

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Education with
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Tomorrow's innovators need arts education today!

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Tomorrow’s innovators need arts education today. You can support arts education programs in California by putting an arts license plate on your California vehicle.

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Grantee Spotlight

Artists in Schools Grantee

STEM + Arts = STEAM. In this #MyCreativeCA video, watch San Diego’s Malashock Dance Company teach students math through movement at a local Title 1 elementary school.

Statewide & Regional Networks Grantee

In this #MyCreativeCA video, learn how ACTA preserves the unique art forms of California’s diverse cultures.

Arts in Corrections Service Provider

Our Arts in Corrections program provides rehabilitative arts services across the state. We traveled to document the work of one of our ten arts providers for the second video in our #MyCreativeCA series.

JUMP StArts and Artists in Schools Grantee

Here’s the first in our #MyCreativeCA video series, spotlighting Oakland’s Destiny Arts Center. We have proudly supported their work since 1990. 

About the Arts Council

About the Arts Council

The California Arts Council builds public will and resources for the arts; fosters accessible arts initiatives that reflect contributions from all of California’s diverse populations; serves as a thought leader and champion for the arts; and provides relevant programs and services.

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