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From the CAC:
COMMUNITY IS AT THE CENTER OF ALL WE DO AT THE CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL.
And growing our community, giving voice to our community, learning from our community, and fostering belonging within our community are at the center of our newest planning project.
In 2014, the California Arts Council adopted a strategic plan built upon four pillars, focused on growing and stabilizing our work and ensuring that the arts were recognized, celebrated, and supported in communities across the state.
Since 2014, the CAC has experienced rejuvenation and growth, thanks to the support of our community of organizations, artists, youth, activists, and elected officials. We’ve increased our grant offerings from five programs to 18; our ranking of per capita arts funding from 50th of all 50 states to now 26th; and if Governor Newsom’s proposed arts funding increase is approved, the state’s ongoing investment in the arts will grow from just $1 million annually in 2013 to more than $26 million this year.
At the same time, California has endured some of the biggest natural disasters in its recorded history. New and significant community traumas have positioned the ever-pervasive problem of racial inequity front and center, garnering national attention for our state. We face a housing crisis unmatched by anywhere else in the country.
The impact of these recent events has heightened the collective consciousness and sense of urgency and duty to address California’s most critical issues—things like diversity, access, and inclusion; emergency preparedness and response; and healing of our communities.
We are a different California than we were in 2014, and a different California Arts Council.
To best uplift our communities through culture, creativity, and the arts, it is important to have an updated and relevant strategic vision to guide our work across the state of California. That said, we’re excited to announce the development process of our 2020 strategic framework.
This strategic framework will be the CAC’s roadmap for the next five to seven years as a guiding principle to align our mission of advancing California through the arts and creativity with our aspiration of making the arts an accessible, equitable reality for the diverse state of California.
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