First-Ever Arts Summit of Amador County is set for March 24
AmadorArts will hold the very first annual Amador County Arts Summit on Saturday, March 24 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Jackson Rancheria Conference Center. Invitations have been sent out for the event which will convene arts stakeholders, students, and business and community members to discuss topics and issues relevant to the cultural future of the county. Issues like the local arts community, education, the creative economy, tourism, a center for the arts, and more. The idea is to bring together as many thinkers, movers and shakers as possible to find strength as a group to tackle issues important to Amador County. The Summit will begin a conversation and action that will continue for years to come.
Speakers will include: Molly Allen, of Made in Amador, and Jessa Moreno from the California Alliance for Arts Education. The day will also feature student performances to inspire the audience to literally move ideas and concepts onto the discussion table. Dynamic small group discussions and panel presentations will be a part of breakout sessions.
A focus will be on three topics:
- Turning the Arts from Survive to Thrive: Building our Amador County Creative Economy
- Planning a campaign to develop a Center for the Arts, a venue to present concerts, classes, varied events and more.
- Partnering in Public Education
Another highlight will be the recognition of Giles Turner for his 50 years involvement in the arts, particularly in drama and music for young people. A closing Mixer will be the celebratory time for networking with fellow colleagues.