Here is an organization for California Artists… you might be interested in checking out and start getting their newsletter to keep updated on what’s happening with their organization. I copy and pasted the below info from their site for best reproduction of information.
“The mission of the California Arts Council, a state agency, is to advance California through the arts and creativity.
The agency encourages widespread public participation in the arts; helps build strong arts organizations at the local level; assists with the professional development of arts leaders; promotes awareness of the value of the arts; and directly support arts program for children and communities.
The 11-member Council and professional staff have expertise in the arts, creative industries, education, community development, state and local government, and the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. The arts spark the engine of Creative California, and our goal is to ensure that they are available for every Californian.”