California Arts Council

State of California

Less than 40% of all California students currently participate in arts courses. As a supporter of the arts in your local community, you know that arts education is a key factor in helping California’s next generation succeed, boosting overall academic achievement, social engagement, attendance and graduation rates, and college and workforce readiness.

You can help keep arts in schools. 

Individuals may make tax-deductible contributions in amounts of $1 or more to the California Arts Council’s Keep Arts in Schools Voluntary Contribution Fund. In the past four years, we have raised nearly $1 million to directly support California arts education programs.

Donations from Keep Arts in Schools are critical to the California Arts Council’s vision to provide all our students with quality arts education in order to reach their full potential.

100% of your tax-deductible contribution is applied to arts education programming supported by the California Arts Council. The Keep Arts in Schools Voluntary Contribution Fund can be found in Voluntary Contribution Section 110 (425) of the "540" individual state tax return form. Every dollar counts. Please join us in supporting arts education across California.

California Arts Council Arts Education Grants

Click here to learn about the Arts Education grant program.
Click here to learn more about the benefits of arts education.
Click here to learn about the California Arts Council's grantmaking process.

Franchise Tax Board

Click here to learn more about Voluntary Contribution Funds.

Press Release

Click here for background information on the Keep Arts in Schools Fund.