Arts Orange County is the leader in building appreciation of, participation in and support for the arts and arts education throughout Orange County.
2013 Imagination Celebration Official Poster Contest Winner
Reid Barraza, 11th grade, Orange County School of the Arts, Santa Ana
State Arts Council Chair Wylie Aitken
Interviewed on PBS SoCal
The arts are an essential part of the educational, economic, and social part of our lives, said OC attorney Wylie Aitken, the newly elected Chair of the California Arts Council, during a televised interview on PBS SoCal on March 14, 2013. "Some people think that the arts are nice, are a nicety," said Aitken. "It's not a nicety. It's a necessity." View the interview here.
Laguna Dance Festival Founder Jodie Gates on OC Metro's "20 Women to Watch - 2013" List
OC Metro has named dancer and choreographer Jodie Gates to its list of "20 Women to Watch in 2013". Gates is the founder of the Laguna Dance Festival. March issue of OC Metro here. Go to page 38.
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Chris Jordan is an internationally acclaimed artist and cultural activist based in Seattle, USA. His work explores contemporary mass culture from a variety of photographic and conceptual perspectives. UCI's Center for Unconventional Security Affairs will honor Jordan with its 2013 Human Security Award on April 24. More information here.
HOW IS THE ARTS SECTOR DOING?
FIFTH ANNUAL REPORT FROM THE NONPROFIT FINANCE FUND
In this year's survey, nearly 6000 respondents from nonprofits across the country shared the details of how they are adapting their organizations and finances to economic conditions. The survey, which was supported for the third year in a row by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, reveals that 2012 was a year in which organizations either made or planned to make significant changes in order to cope with mounting economic stress. Survey results here.
CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION
DEADLINE APRIL 12
Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. Participation in the contest is at the discretion of each Member office. Please contact your representative to confirm your district's participation and obtain specific guidance. More information here.
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