Governor Brown Approves Budget with $5M Increase for California Arts Council

Governor Brown Approves Budget with $5M Increase for California Arts Council

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 3:15pm

Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a state budget that includes a one-time $5 million increase in general fund support for the California Arts Council. This is the first time in over ten years the arts have seen an increase of general fund monies, after support for the Arts Council was cut by 94% in 2003.

California Arts Council Funding Bill Shows Promising Route through State Legislature

California Arts Council Funding Bill Shows Promising Route through State Legislature

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 2:40pm

Photo: CAC Logoby Amy Sauceda

The California Arts Council and Californians for the Arts are celebrating positive steps forward for an appropriation bill of $7 million.  Last Thursday, the California State Legislative Budget Conference Committee voted 8-0 to support the increase in funding for the state's arts agency.

Action: Thank Assembly Speaker Pérez for $2M Boost to California Arts Council

Action: Thank Assembly Speaker Pérez for $2M Boost to California Arts Council

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 8:00am

Photo: John PérezThe California Arts Council announced last week it received $2 million in one-time funds from the 2013 State Assembly operating budget.  Assembly Speaker John Pérez made the allocation from his own discretionary fund. Pérez represents the 53rd Assembly District, covering much of Los Angeles (Boyle Heights, Downtown, Koreatown, Westlake)

California Arts Council Funding Bill Stalls, but Plan B Emerges

California Arts Council Funding Bill Stalls, but Plan B Emerges

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 1:41pm

Photo: CA Arts Council logoAB 580, the California State Assembly bill to fund the California Arts Council with $75 million for the upcoming fiscal year, failed to pass out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee during the current legislative session.

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