Safe Space Grant winner Aziel Sandman (He/Him) spoke with staff member Cilladean about the grant he recently received from Amador County Arts Council (Amador Arts), the Supportive Funding Grant. This grant program has been in existence since 2012.
Aziel is a Sophomore at Argonaut High School and has been creating art since he was three years old. He is a visual artist that likes to create in the digital medium and enjoys writing short stories and novels. Thanks to the support and introduction to Amador Arts from his aunt and mom, Aziel learned about the grant opportunities the State Local Partner for Amador County provides for local artists and organizations. Aziel has been awarded the Safe Space Grant which is for projects that encourage, promote, and support rural 2SLGBTQAI+ lives.
The Amador County Arts Council (Amador Arts) will be participating again in Giving Tuesday and invites you to make a donation to support arts education and free concerts. Your money goes directly to providing more than 1800 local kids with free standard-aligned arts classes which amounts to over 200 classes per year. Amador Arts also provides at least $10,000 in annual grants to local artists/organizations and scholarships for local youth creatives.
November 15, 2023 (Sutter Creek, Ca)— The Amador County Arts Council was featured in Comstock’s Magazine on October 27th https://www.comstocksmag.com/article/small-town-roots-and-big-dreams-amador-arts . Comstock’s Magazine is a premier business publication for Sacramento and the surrounding nine counties. Describing themselves as “intriguing, insightful and inquisitive,” Comstock’s publishes both online and in print. They aim to “take an analytical look at the movers, shakers and forces shaping our economic landscape of today and tomorrow.” Featuring a variety of topics from Arts and Culture to Technology and Innovation, there is something for all readers to enjoy, similar to the Amador County Arts Council and their cutting edge approach to arts council work.
Amador County Poet Laureate Margaret Lewis spoke with staff member Cilladean about the Find Your Voice Poetry Workshops as they come to an end. Over the past six weeks Margaret has been working with local High School students in their poetry journey focusing on elements of self reflection, found poems, foundational vocab, and Poetry Out Loud Competition preparation. Margaret says her favorite parts of the workshops was…
The Amador County Arts Council invites all Amador County junior high and high school students to participate in this year’s Poetry Out Loud (POL) Original Logo Competition. Students are encouraged to submit logo designs in any media featuring the words “Amador Poetry Out Loud 2024”.
The Amador County Arts Council is proud to announce the winners of the Supportive Funding Grants. Four grants of $2500 each are awarded to local artists and cultural practitioners. This year nine fabulous grant applications were received from 501c3 non profits, groups, and individuals. A blind review of the applications were made by members of an Advisory Committee, composed of citizens, artists, and cultural practitioners from all parts of Amador County, and the Amador County Arts Council approving the funding based on alignment with the mission and strategic goals of the arts council. The four grants categories this year are Indigenous Arts & Culture, Safe Space, Roots, and Youth Arts.