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Persons with Disabilities:
Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided by CCA, please call the Arts & Humanities Dean’s Office at 
559.278.3056 in advance of your CCA participation or CCA visit.


Past Themes

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The Central Valley hosts a rich and thriving community that is unique to California's expansive and varied geography. CCA seeks to engage this community in conversations which relate to issues that effect our local region and beyond. As such, CCA's themes are chosen based on modern topics that affect Fresno and its surrounding areas.

We have brought in artists, guest speakers, and creative intellectuals as well as collaborated with other organizations at Fresno State and in Fresno.


Our themes:

2013-2014: Data & Technology 

Current Theme:

2014-2015: Water


2012-2013: Consumption & Sustainability

For residents of California's Central Valley, the well-being of the natural environment has a direct bearing on our day-to-day living. For example, the Valley's largely agricultural economy relies on an adequate fresh water supply to feed us locally but also to feed the world. The success of the Central Valley's agricultural production impacts tables home and abroad. Recognizing the importance of environmental sustainability, the Center for Creativity and the Arts chose "Consumption & Sustainability" as its 2012-2013 theme.

2011-2012: Immigration, Migration, & Labor

In community with our Native American peoples, California is home to immigrants from countries as close as Mexico and as far as Australia and China. For some newcomers, the transition to making a livelihood in California has been easy. For many, it has not. The reasons for this variance are complex. To explore these variances, CCA chose "Immigration, Migration, & Labor" as its inaugural, 2011-2012 theme.