Statement of Values

In implementing the certification of cultural districts in California, the California Arts Council will take actions that express distinct values such as the following. Read the complete Statement of Values >> 

  • We encourage the cultivation of a broad array of authentic and sustainable cultural districts that reflect the breadth and diversity of California’s extensive cultural assets
  • We support the retention of homegrown assets and actively work to mitigate displacement for groups such as artists, low-income residents, and arts organizations
  • We support the utilization of the arts as a tool for preservation in order to fortify and protect local socio-economic diversity, cultural diversity, and ethnic diversity
  • We seek to identify, support, and connect centers of arts and cultural activity throughout the state through the certification process