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Dedicated to our mission…

to encourage, support, and promote

The Arts in our schools and community.

Amador Arts Council is the designated Local Partner to the California Arts Council, a state agency.Established in 1982, Amador Arts Council is the 501(c)3 Local Arts Agency serving our rural community.

Amador Arts Council is located on traditional lands of Central Sierra Miwok, Plains Miwok, Nisenan, and Washoe in present-day Amador County, Northern California, USA.

Amador Arts Council is an anti-racist organization with policies and programs to support our ongoing commitment to anti-racism and the principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access for all people.

As the Local Arts Agency, we advanced rural freedom of expression by supporting rural arts education, providing free resources, and catalyzing access to arts experiences for all artists, arts students, arts teachers, arts organizations, and arts lovers.

We uplift our mission in the following ways:


      • Standard-aligned Arts Education for 100% of public elementary kids

      • Poetry Out Loud national high school recitation competition

      • Educational Arts Exhibits

      • Pony Farm non-profit artist residency project—supporting life-long, inter-generational arts education through urban-rural partnerships


      • Alliance for Arts Education, an “Arts NOW” advocacy coalition established in 2012

      • Suicide Prevention Coalition with Amador County Department of Behavioral Health, since 2019

      • Mental Health Advocacy with #OUT4Mental Health and Amador County Department of Behavioral Health, since 2019

      • Rural Advocates for Racial Equity, established in March 2020

      • Tobacco Reduction Coalition with Amador County Department of Public Health, Equality CA, and We Breathe since 2021


      • Directory & Calendar

      • FREE Grant application assistance for any type of arts/cultural grant (individuals & organizations)

      • Publicity and promotion, digital and print

      • Scholarships & Grants

      • Professional Development and career support, including assistance with contracts, insurance, and disaster aid for artists

Fundraisers—these funds directly support arts education in the public schools for rural youth

      • 24th annual TGIF FREE Summer Concerts in rural parks throughout Amador County

      • 3rd annual Cruisin’ the Lights winter light extravaganza

At Amador Arts Council, we believe that every human needs the enrichment of The Arts throughout all stages of life. Amador Arts Council is committed to keeping The Arts central to our rural community by connecting all kinds of artists, arts students, arts teachers, arts organizations, and arts lovers with the resources and support they need in order to learn about The Arts, grow their arts practices, and sustain thriving arts careers/organizations in our unique rural setting.


When you make a donation to Amador County Arts Council, you bring more
FREE art classes for rural Amador County kids.

Tax-deductible donations, EIN 94-2811333


The Amador County Arts Council presents FREE DANZA AZTECA classes open to the community! All are welcome to join us in the Historic Grammar School to learn Indigenous dance and songs. Starting October 9th, the classes will be held every 2nd and 4th Mondays from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. This class does not require any experience and can be enjoyed by the whole family. It is important that participants bring water bottles, as there will be a lot of movement being done. Be prepared to work in bare...


August 28rd, 2023 (Jackson, CA)— The Board of Directors of Amador County Arts Council (Amador Arts) has voted not to include Winefest among its fundraising activities. The decision was not made lightly due to the partnership between the City of Sutter Creek, its businesses, and Amador Arts, plus the long history of the event on Main Street. Covering 3 blocks of Main Street Sutter Creek and featuring dozens of wine tastings, live performances, a huge art and wine auction, and much more, this...

Amador County Art Council Hosts Free Poetry Workshops For All Amador County High School Students

The Amador County Arts Council is proud to present Find Your Voice - a six-week workshop series free to all Amador County High School students. Starting Wednesday September 20th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and continuing every Wednesday through October 25th, Amador County High School students have the opportunity to explore written and spoken words. Located at the Historic Sutter Creek Grammar School, students will have guest speakers, teachers, and coaches to help find and strengthen their...

Amador Arts moves back home to the Sutter Creek Grammar School!

Amador County Arts Council returns home to the Historic Sutter Creek Grammar School, located in the heart of Sutter Creek, right next to the Sutter Creek Elementary lower campus. Our new hours will be Tuesday through Saturday from 8 AM to 5 PM, with lunch from 12 to 1 PM. The office is located on the second floor through the rear entrance and has plenty of parking. The phone number for Amador County Arts Council will remain the same and can receive both calls and text messages at...

Local Creative Accepted Into Prestigious Advocacy Program

Local Creative Accepted Into Prestigious Advocacy ProgramBy Deja Douglas Amador County Arts Council (Amador Arts) Student Director Annabel White (Junior at Argonaut High) has been accepted into the prestigious Student Voices Leadership 2023, a program produced by Create CA, a statewide non-profit at As a Student Voices Leader, White joins students from across California to explore the impacts of advocacy in their communities and schools. Working in small cohorts of students in...

 Get Creative this fall with

Find Your Voice!

Find Your Voice - a six-week workshop series free to all Amador County High School students

Six-week Workshop Series
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Together Ensure Local Kids Receive Arts Education!

the Amador Alliance for Arts Education

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