California Cultural Districts Coalition
In July 2017, the California Arts Council announced 14 districts to serve as California’s inaugural state-designated Cultural Districts, highlighting thriving cultural diversity and unique artistic identities within local communities across California.
These pilot districts are intentionally broad in scope and focus. To ensure that communication between Cultural Districts is enhanced and that shared opportunities are leveraged, all 14 of the Cultural Districts have joined to form the California Cultural Districts Coalition.
Balboa Park Cultural District
Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District
The Calle 24 Latino Cultural District
Rotten City - Emeryville Cultural Arts District
Downtown San Rafael Arts District
San Pedro Arts & Cultural District
SOMA Pilipinas – Filipino Cultural Heritage District
Barrio Logan Cultural District
The focus of the Coalition is to unify California’s Cultural Districts to advance advocacy and collaboration in arts and culture.
This will be achieved by facilitating communication between districts, encouraging online and in-person meetings designed to share best practices and inspire activities and programs, advocating for the formalization of the Cultural Districts program to include stable funding for operating support,
marketing and expansion of the program, and assisting emerging Cultural Districts to develop and thrive.
The California Cultural Districts Coalition is an independent coalition of the 14 pilot districts in California. For more information about the Coalition, please click here. The Coalition has no decision making influence or authority regarding Cultural District designation and is very supportive of, but has no relationship with, the California Arts Council. The Coalition is also very supportive of the work of Californian's for the Arts, the statewide arts advocacy organization.