We stay on top of the latest trends, opportunities and threats in our field. Our newsletter provides a digest of current arts education headlines; our Legislative Update tracks bills in the California Legislature that could impact arts programs in our schools; and, our blog offers an in depth view or opinion on current policy issues. Below are the latest news stories about our work.
AB 1625 (Nazarian) California Arts Council Contribution and Donations Fund – SIGNED
Summary: This bill would establish that the California Arts Council Contribution and Donations Fund would receive money donated to the Arts Council. It would also transfer any money in the Art Council Donations Account into this new fund.
AB 1662 (Calderon, Ian) Arts Council: Grants – SUPPORT
Summary: This bill would ensure to continuously appropriate an unspecified amount annually from the General Fund to the Arts Council to be used for grants as currently authorized by law.
AB1676 (Nazarian) Creative Industries and Community Economic Revitalization Act of 2014 – SUPPORT
Summary: This bill would express the intent to establish the Creative Industries and Community Economic Revitalization Act of 2014.
AB 2254 (Calderon, Ian) Teacher credentialing: single subject teaching credential- SUPPORT
Summary: This bill would state the intent to authorize the development of two additional single subject teaching credentials, one in dance and one in theatre, with grandfathering clauses.
AB2422 (Nestande) Corporation Tax: Credits - SUPPORT
Summary: The bill would state the intent to allow a credit against the tax imposed by the Corporation Tax Law in the amount of 50% of a charitable donation to a nonprofit educational improvement organization that supports innovative programs in the arts or science, technology, engineering, and math learning for students in K-12, inclusive, of those that attend public or private schools located in attendance areas with a high concentration of students from low-income families.
Summary: This bill would continuously appropriate the sum of $25,000,000 annually from the General Fund to the Arts Council to be used for grants as currently authorized by law.