California Arts Council Gets $6.8 Million Permanent Increase in Funding

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a state budget that includes a $6.8 million permanent increased funding allocation for the California Arts Council.

The budget also includes an additional $750,000 ongoing allocation to directly support increased arts programming for youth engaged in California's juvenile justice system, as well as an additional $2 million increased allocation for California's Arts in Corrections program.

The $6.8 million permanent funding increase will extend the reach of the California Arts Council's competitive grant programs to more sustainably meet the needs and demand for arts and cultural experiences benefiting diverse communities across the state.

Read the full announcement from California Arts Council.