Advocating for the Arts

Americans for the Arts 

Looking for facts and figures to make your case for the arts? Check out these resources: Facts & Figures to Make Your Case – View NEA grants by Congressional District, and our Arts Advocacy Day Handbook.. 2020 Congressional Arts Handbook – Learn about the latest arts issues, check out your legislators’ voting records and find the research to make your case.


Anti-Racism Resources

As a statewide advocacy organization, Californians for the Arts will address the inequities that have led to this chronic state of fear, hate and oppression. We will work to ensure that resources are directed to actions that undo years of economic, social, and cultural disparity in our state and in our country.

COVID-19 Resources

Californians for the Arts advocates on the state and federal level for resources to support the creative industries during this public health and economic crisis.

AB-5 and AB-2257 — Californians for the Arts

AB 2257, follow up legislation to AB 5, was signed by Governor Newsom on September 4, 2020 and goes into effect immediately. The law includes new exemptions for musicians, performing artists and fine artists.

Economic Impact of the Arts: Recent Reports

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