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California Cultural Districts Program Accepting Applications for Pilot

March 31 Application Deadline

February 1, 2017
Cities are eligible to apply for the new California Cultural Districts pilot program.
 
Created by the Legislature through AB 189 (2015), the program will designate state cultural districts. A cultural district is generally understood as a well-defined geographic area with a high concentration of cultural resources and activities.

The cultural district certification process, managed by the California Arts Council, will be the core of the California Cultural Districts program. In implementing the certification of cultural districts in California, the California Arts Council will take actions reflective of its Statement of Values.  
 
The program will begin with a two-year pilot designed for the small representative cohort help shape the final certification process and related benefits and services. This initial group will be selected through an open application process.
 
The application and review process will have three steps, including an open call for initial letters of intent, site visits for semi-finalists, and an invited finalist application.
 
Please contact Caitlin Fitzwater with questions.


 
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