The City of Sacramento has launched one of the most assertive efforts in the country to preserve its creative economy from the economic devastation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Arts and cultural organizations were plunged into immediate crisis in late March as galleries closed, performances and shows were canceled and schools went online. At the urging of Mayor Steinberg, the Sacramento City Council responded by committing to spending $20 million of the $89 million the City received from the federal CARES Act to bolster Sacramento’s arts, cultural and tourism sectors.

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