Thursday, January 11, 2018

It's tax time!

Be a champion for arts education when filing by making a contribution to the Keep Arts in Schools Fund

Less than 40% of all California students currently participate in arts courses.* As a supporter of the arts in your local community, you know that arts education is a key factor in helping California’s next generation succeed, boosting overall academic achievement, social engagement, attendance and graduation rates, and college and workforce readiness. 

You can help keep arts in schools. 

Individuals may make tax-deductible contributions in amounts of $1 or more to the California Arts Council’s Keep Arts in Schools Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund. In the past four years, we have raised nearly $1 million to directly support California arts education programs. Donations are critical to our vision to provide all students with quality arts education in order to reach their full potential. 

100% of your tax-deductible contribution is applied to arts education programming supported by the California Arts Council.

How can I contribute? 
The Keep Arts in Schools Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund can be found in Voluntary Contribution Section 110 (425) of the "540" individual state tax return form.

Every dollar counts. Please join us in supporting arts education across California. Learn more at

*California Arts Education Data Project, 2017.

Click here to learn more and to download a filing reminder flyer.