FRIENDS OF SACRAMENTO ARTS
Investing in Our Region’s Children and Artists
Creativity is the soul of Sacramento. Live music, creative work and live spaces, lifelong learning in the arts, and universities engaged with the community; all are part of the Sacramento life. Now, Sacramento is calling for more – investment in the entire ecosystem of creative expression. A more dynamic city, a more creative community, and a competitive creative workforce. Sacramento is reclaiming its story and celebrating its unique character.
The Creative Edge, the City’s first cultural planning effort in over two decades, captures Sacramento’s vitality and imagination and embraces the wonderfully unique characteristics that differentiate us from other cities.
As implementation begins, equity and access are a governing priority. Every Sacramentan deserves access to education and the opportunity to develop skills through the arts and creative practices. Resources for the field need to be increased and distributed with a priority towards equity. The Creative Edge plan was the culmination of many focus groups, surveys, town hall meetings and discussion groups involving thousands of local residents, business, community and arts leaders, artists and educators partnering with the Mayor’s office, the Sacramento Community Region Foundation, and representatives from education, arts, business and community organizations. From this comprehensive study came six goals. Two of the goals are outlined below.