Last Free Info Workshops Before Application Deadline
for Santa Ana Arts Collective - New Affordable Artist Housing Project on August 5th

As the deadline for applications for residence in the soon-to-open Santa Ana Arts Collective (SAAC) affordable artist housing project nears (August 10), SAAC is holding 2 last free informational workshops on Monday, August 5th at 2 pm and 6 pm at Santa Ana City Hall. Details may be found here. The workshops are designed to teach attendees about eligibility, the resident selection criteria, application requirements and common pitfalls.
John Wayne Airport Seeks Contractor for Annual Schedule of Professional Music Performances

The County of Orange John Wayne Airport has issued a Request for Proposals as it seeks to establish an annual contract for over 250 professional music performances. Experienced contractors of professional musicians that are interested in submitting a proposal must follow County general bidding guidelines and the specific scope of work outlined in the RFP here. Bidders must register (free) with BidSync. The deadline for proposals is August 22.
Join Us for ArtsOC's Summer Mixer!

Arts Orange County members and "not yet members" will gather for a free mixer on Wednesday, August 28 from 5-7 pm in the Monkey Business Cafe next to ArtsOC's offices in the OC Music & Dance/Pacific Symphony building, 17620 Fitch, Irvine.  Enjoy wine and cheese and good collegial company! RSVP here.



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People in the Arts:
New CFO at Laguna Playhouse

Laguna Playhouse has appointed Jeremy Ancalade as its new Chief Financial Officer. Jeremy was most recently Finance Director for Project Angel Food in Los Angeles. A Louisiana native, Jeremy started his career in New Orleans, freelancing as a stage manager in the Big Easy. After relocating to Southern California in 2005, he joined the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles as General Manager and later became Vice President of Operations for The Trevor Project a crisis intervention center for the LGBTQ community. He holds MBA and MFA degrees from California State University, Long Beach, and a BA degree from Loyola University New Orleans.
Update on Federal Arts Funding

Arts Action Fund of Americans for the Arts (AFTA) reports that the two-year federal budget deal announced last week between Congress and the White House will likely result in the funding increases secured earlier this year in the FY'20 House appropriations bills, including $12.5 million more annually for both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as $6 million more for arts education. Those appropriation bills will now be taken up by the Senate in September, following next month's recess break. Also, at June's AFTA National Convention in Minneapolis, ArtsOC President & CEO Rick Stein appeared on a panel called "Arts Advocacy Rules of the Road" with Arts Action Fund's Nina Ozlu Tunceli and Arts for LA's Gustavo Herrera. The presentation may be found here.
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It is a powerhouse in advancing Orange County's arts ecology, a trailblazer in advocating workforce development through arts education, a leader in building future audiences and a trendsetter in the world of nonprofit arts councils.

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