Foundation will contribute its expertise to Mayor’s new advisory committee
Sacramento, Calif. (6/14/2017) — As part of its initiative to support the capital area’s creative community, the Sacramento Region Community Foundation announced today that it has made a significant investment in the City of Sacramento’s new Cultural Plan under the leadership of Mayor Darrell Steinberg. Senior leaders of the Foundation will serve on the advisory committee of local leaders that will guide its development. The plan—which will serve as a blueprint for strategic investments to invigorate the arts and culture community—is closely aligned with the Foundation’s long-term initiative to respond to the evolving needs of the cultural community, Transforming the Creative Economy.
“About three years ago, we identified a Strategic Initiative to transform the creative economy in this region by focusing on making the arts available to our vibrant, diverse audiences and neighborhoods, and also by reinforcing the importance of the arts in our region's schools. It is clear that under the Mayor’s leadership, the City’s cultural initiative is perfectly aligned with our efforts,” said Linda Beech Cutler, the Foundation’s chief executive, at the announcement of the program earlier today in downtown Sacramento.
Launched in 2015, the Foundation’s arts initiative has championed the local arts community by partnering with artists and arts nonprofits to develop better, more sustainable models for arts organizations and arts education opportunities. Last year alone, the Foundation granted more than $150,000 toward those ends. The initiative is one of its four Strategic Initiatives, which aim to strengthen the Sacramento region by focusing on the underlying causes of some of the capital area’s most-entrenched challenges and forging long-term solutions with lasting results through community leadership and advocacy.