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For over 40 years, Amador Arts Council has worked as a non-profit to achieve our mission:

TO ENCOURAGE, SUPPORT, AND PROMOTE THE ARTS IN OUR SCHOOLS & COMMUNITY.

Amador Arts Council is the designated State Local Partner (SLP) with the California Arts Council, a state agency. As such, we are required to increase access to diverse arts, provide and support diverse and traditional arts programs, and produce the annual Amador Poetry Out Loud competition. Amador Arts Council is also mandated to foster countywide arts and cultural ecosystems, and to promote equity throughout all local communities, cultures, and creative practices.

Our approach to the SLP “art council” grant includes FREE:

  • Arts classes
  • Concerts
  • Resources

Amador Arts Council is the catalyst for the arts by acting as a central dispenser of federal, state, or private monies to county artists, art students, and arts organization. By developing programs to enhance diverse & traditional arts and by stimulating the local creative economy, Amador Arts Council promotes local artists, artisans, arts organizations, and art students. Amador Arts Council acts as a liaison between the arts community at-large and local, statewide, and national arts organizations.

Amador Arts Council is located inside the Amador Senior Center in Jackson.

HOURS: Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM.

STAFF: 

Meghan O’Keefe, ED/CEO
Deja Douglas, Community Catalyst (exhibits, art center studio)
Rosie Grillo, Community Catalyst (donors, volunteers)
Sarah Stepney, Community Catalyst (social media, blog, online artist directory/calendar)
Greg Traverso, Community Catalyst (Graphic Artist, social media)
Kelsey Newman, Community Catalyst (art journalism)

TEACHING ARTISTS:
Dr. James Armstead
Biljana Bojovic
Sandra Campbell
Judy Day
Liz Grandsaert
Rosie Grillo
Christie Lane
Marty Natividad
Bruce Peccianti
Marie-Elena Schembri
Claudia Schwalm
Pam Sharp
Linda Toren
Julie Trail

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