California Arts Council

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Organization Description: 
The state's arts agency with the mission to advance California through the arts and creativity with an emphasis on children and artistically underserved communities.

The California Arts Council (CAC) encourages widespread public participation in the arts; helps build strong arts organizations at the local level; assists with the professional development of arts leaders; promotes awareness of the value of the arts; and directly support arts program for children and communities.

The CAC runs several grant programs that may be of interest to folk & traditional artists and organizations, including Artists in Schools, Creating Public Value, and a variety of technical assistance opportunities.