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The Arts Council of Kern is looking for actors from Kern County for the upcoming Stories on the Sidewalk event!


The event will be held over the weekend of February 8-9, 2020.

This is a highly publicized and professional event: only serious actors need to apply. Actors will be paid $300 for the event, plus $100 for props.


Roles are still available featuring:



Middle-aged African American men

Middle-aged white men

Middle-aged white women

Chinese men


There will be mandatory practices.

Please email resumes to 


Call to Artists for Kern River Valley’s Juried Great Western Art  Competition


Call to Artists for Kern River Valley’s Juried Great Western Art  Competition


Call to Artists for Taft College Art Gallery

Open to any artists in Kern County age 18+. Deadline to apply is February 28, 2020.

For more information, click here


On-line Art Contest, for Artavita in New York 

Deadline to enter is November 4, 2019. For more information, go to



Kern Dance is looking for dancers for their 5th annual Children’s Dance Education and Outreach event on November 13, 2019. 

Application deadline is October 30 @10 PM. More information:


The Arts Council of Kern receives prestigious NEA grant for Frazier Park radio station 

The National Endowment of the Arts has given a grant of $10,000 to The Arts Council of Kern for the Community Radio KFZR Expansion Project in Frazier Park.

The Community Radio KFZR Expansion Project will increase KFZR’s original locally produced programming content to include new broadcasts that reflect Frazier Park, CA. and its surrounding communities’ arts and artist population. These broadcasts will include local shows and performances such as storytelling, music, comedy, theater plays, and similar cultural activities highlighting the numerous arts opportunities and large artists population that live and create in the mountain communities.

For complete press release, click here


The Arts Bring Millions of Dollars to the Central Valley of California

For a complete report on the annual impact of the Creative Arts industry in the state of California and the Central Valley, click here