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California Humanities Awarded California Arts Council “Statewide and Regional Networks” Grant

State funds nurture collaborative service organizations and networks that advance California arts and artists

June 15, 2017

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Jody Sahota

(Oakland, CA) California Humanities recently received $21,000 in state funding from the California Arts Council, as part of their Statewide and Regional Networks Grant. Through this grant, a record-breaking $15,032,837 was awarded to 1,076 grantees across California. This grant supports arts service organizations that provide specialized, practical services to working artists, constituent organizations and cultural community. Collectively, these networks help to activate California Arts Council constituents, the arts community, stakeholders, and the public.

For over 40 years, California Humanities has been producing, funding, creating and supporting humanities-based projects and programs, eye-opening cultural experiences and meaningful conversations through our grants programs and initiatives like the California Documentary Grant Project, Humanities for All Grants, Literature & Medicine®, Library Innovation Lab, and The Art of Storytelling. For more information, visit the California Humanities grants page.

“We are proud to work alongside the California Arts Council in making grants and delivering programs across the state,” said Julie Fry, President & CEO of California Humanities. “Their support will enable us to amplify even more California stories through the arts and humanities.”

“Our Statewide and Regional Networks grantees are just that—a network,” said Donn K. Harris, Chair of the California Arts Council. “An invaluable network. These are nerve centers of arts and culture that are crucial to growing and sustaining California’s artistic landscape. We’re proud to support the work of California Humanities.”

A complete listing of all Statewide and Regional Network grantees can be viewed at


California Humanities is an independent non-profit and state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Since 1975 California Humanities has been promoting the humanities a relevant, meaningful ways to understand the human condition and connect us to each other in order to help strengthen California. To find out more about California Humanities and the projects they support, visit, you can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The mission of the California Arts Council, a state agency, is to advance California through the arts and creativity. The Council is committed to building public will and resources for the arts; fostering accessible arts initiatives that reflect contributions from all of California’s diverse populations; serving as a thought leader and champion for the arts; and providing effective and relevant programs and services.


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