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What We Do

Our team designs a

complete art program

Person presenting art

Amador Arts Council provides standard-based art classes to 100% of elementary public school students countywide. These classes are sequential and equitably provided to grades K through 6th, including special education.

We hire teaching

artists & credentialed teachers


In 2021-2022 school year, Amador Arts Council paid local teaching artists over $25,000 to teach more than 200 class session in the schools.

We provide

free art classes


Since 2010, we have worked closely with Amador County Unified Schools District & Amador County Office of Education. Together we have implemented the Declaration for Student Rights to Equitable Arts Education (2017), the Districtwide Arts Education Plan (2019), and Local Control Accountability Program funds for arts education.

Why We Do It

“Art saves my life. All I want to do is to keep creating and never stop.”


Student Intern

Creative thought is essential to developing and sustaining healthy brains and bodies. In rural space, arts education is even more crucial because our geographic isolation means we are far removed from world-class music, dance, theatre, poetry, and visual arts. By collaborating with local public schools, Amador County Arts Council brings the world of the arts to rural kids so that they don’t have to leave home in order to experience the enrichment of The Arts.

“I hope to show people with the same love for art that creating a future with their art is possible. I wish more people told me that.”

Lee Thibodeaut

Student Director

sponsors and partners

Amador Arts Council is made possible through the generous support of sponsors, donors and partners like these…

California Arts Council logo
Art Works logo
Dickerson Arts Scholarship logo
Poetry Out Loud
Cal LGBT Health and Human Services
Amador County Department of Behavioral Health
3 fish studios
National Poetry Foundation Logo
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