ECA Art News Briefs

Small Increase Proposed for California’s Modest Art Budget

A revised spending plan of California’s arts grant-making agency, the California Arts Council, might see an increase in its funding to $6.1 million. The addition of $5 million to the minimum $1.1 million needed to match federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts would signal a “permanent funding increase” for a standard arts allocation in California, which is still one of the lowest in America. Assembly member Adrin Nazarin will continue to negotiate for a larger budget and Governor Jerry Brown will need to approve the budget next month. Read more here.

(Image of Governor Jerry Brown, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)