The California Arts Council has appointed local folklorist Barbara LaPan Rahm as a consultant to help develop its proposed folk arts program.
Rahm will conduct a one-year survey to assess the needs and activities of the state's folk artists and folk art organizations. She will oversee a statewide eight-member folk arts advisory committee.
Rahm recently was project consultant to the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department and folk arts festival director at the Plaza de la Raza. Her one-year appointment, beginning this month, is partially funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The California Arts Council is a state agency that promotes artistic activities and provides grants and technical assistance to artists and nonprofit arts organization. The next public meeting of the council will be held at its offices on Sept. 26 at 1901 Broadway, Suite A, Sacramento.