California Arts Advocates (CAA), provides advocacy services for California’s arts community. CAA provides professional advocacy for all arts stakeholders in California, from the smallest troupe to the largest institution, from the solo artist to the largest organization, from the most diverse to the most mainstream, regardless of cultural segment or economic standing.
Founded in 1996 as a nonprofit 501c(4) statewide advocacy organization by leaders in the arts field, the CAA has been the collaborative force behind the battle to protect arts funding in California, as well as the successful passage of several bills that return arts programs to schools and laws that positively impact the arts.
California Arts Advocates (CAA) is a sister organization to Californians for the Arts.
California Arts Advocates is represented in Sacramento by Shaw / Yoder / Antwih, Inc., a firm that has offered legislative advocacy and association management services in California for over 34 years.