California Arts Council: Grantmaking Evaluation

John Carnwath, Alan Brown, Salvador Acevedo, Anh Thang Dao-Shah, Shalini Agrawal

July 2023

Team:  John CarnwathAlan Brown, Salvador Acevedo, Anh Thang Dao-Shah, Shalini Agrawal

The California Arts Council’s programs aim to allow all Californians to thrive via public support for creativity and the arts. To assess the effectiveness of its grantmaking and contract-based funding, CAC contracted with the consulting firms WolfBrown and Scansion to engage in a comprehensive, 30-month-long grantmaking evaluation. Beginning in February of 2020, the final deliverables were presented to the Council at a public meeting in August 2022.

Read the reports available to the public here.

Read our project highlight to find out more.

Read John Carnwath’s post about this project for our On Our Minds newsletter here.


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