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Bown-Crawford Appointed as Director of California Arts Council

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Jan 05, 2018

Anne Bown-Crawford has been named the new director of the California Arts Council, the state agency announced recently. Bown-Crawford was appointed December 22, 2017, by Governor Brown to fill the vacant position.

As lead executive, Bown-Crawford will promote the Arts Council's mission to advance California through the arts and creativity by way of the agency's grant programs, services, and initiatives. She will begin her work at the California Arts Council on January 16, 2018.

Bown-Crawford currently serves as the director of the Arcata Arts Institute and the Innovation Design Institute, both programs within Northern Humboldt Union High School District; as well as the Fine Arts Department chair at Arcata High School. She is chair of the Create CA Leadership Council, a statewide collective impact organization with a mission to rethink and create an educational environment for all California students featuring arts education as a central part of the solution to the crisis in our schools.

You can learn more about the appointment here.

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