Advocacy | What is Advocacy | Advocacy Resources

ACSO was founded in 1969 by a small group of orchestra managers to network with each other and to be an advocacy organization to help champion the creation of the California Arts Council. Today, our goal is to provide orchestras and the classical music community with information and resources to keep elected officials, community and business leaders and voters informed about the music programs that raise the quality of life for Californians.

ACSO will list pertinent alerts as it relates to California's classical music community. To see up-to the-minute information about bills that affect the nonprofit sector in California check out CalNonprofits'Legislation Tracker

Current Advocacy Alerts and Updates

CA UPDATES: October 1, 2018

Legislation to allow fair compensation for peer review panelists in the CA Arts Council was signed by Governor Jerry Brown. AB 2456, authored by Assembly member Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), authorizes the California Arts Council to compensate grant program review panelists for their time spent reviewing and discussing grant program applications.
This bill establishes the state grant administrator within the State Clearinghouse, under the Governor's Office of Planning and Research, to serve as the state's primary point of contact for information on state grants, and develop and maintain information on a state website related to new state grant opportunities and grant management best practices.
Governor Jerry Brown vetoed SB 993 to establish a competitive grant program for visual and performing arts programs in public schools. Click here to see his letter to the California State Senate.
Questions? Contact us at [email protected].

ACSO is a proud advocacy member of: