#RedSandProject
No one should fall through the cracks.
RED SAND PROJECT
JAN 11
The intersection between art and public safety, Red Sand Project is an artwork that uses
participatory sidewalk intervention to raise
awareness of the vulnerabilities that lead to
human trafficking. Placer County staff, CSEC Collaborative, and its community partners invite the public to take time to fill sidewalk cracks with red sand and document their sidewalk transformations on social media using #RedSandProject.

Participate: Free bags of red sand will be
distributed to the public by Placer County
System of Care staff beginning at 3:30PM
Jan 11 | 3:30PM to 4:30PM
Santucci Justice Center
10810 Justice Center Dr, Roseville, CA 95678.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Share your experience, and perspecitve as a member of a Communtiy Advisory Team. Placer County is the traditional home of the Nisenan, Maidu, Miwok people and culture. The role of the Arts and Culture Community Advisory Team is to advise the Arts Council of Placer County (ACPC) on opportunities that relate to arts and culture.
The ACPC will be creating a team of people from a variety of sectors of art, representing diverse people and areas of our county. Interested? Learn more:
COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS
Feb 25 Deadline
Arts Council of Placer County, Community Arts Grants Committee is NOW accepting applications to fund your art programs in Placer County. We've worked to make the application easy and simple.
Funds are awarded for:
  • Arts Education in the Schools/Teacher Grants 
  • Performers/Artists/Studio Tours
  • Arts Organizations
  • Public Art/Special Arts Projects
  • Film Projects

Grants are made possible thanks to funding from:
  • Placer County
  • California Arts Council
  • Numerous Donors - Thank you!

Deadline: Feb 25, 2022
Grants for programs:
Apr. 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022
Get all the details and apply today:
NEA GRANT MONEY
Challenge America offers support primarily to small organizations for projects in all artistic disciplines that extend the reach of the arts to populations that are underserved. See Applicant Eligibility for what is required to apply.
 
Deadline: April 21, 2022 for projects taking place beginning in 2023.
 
New! Challenge America will accept projects with an arts education, pre-K to 12th grade, standards-based focus.
 
Challenge American is an entry point for organizations seeking Arts Endowment funding. Total project costs must be at least $20,000 or greater. Grants are for a set amount of $10,000. Grants require a cost share/match of $10,000 consisting of cash and/or in-kind contributions.
The ACPC may be able to provide the match, so please contact us if you are interested in these funds! Contact Darci Frank: designbydarci@gmail.com
 
A Challenge America guidelines webinar for potential applicants will take place on March 1, 2022 from 3:00-4:00 pm Eastern Time. Click here to register.
ART IN PUBLIC PLACES
DOCUMENTARY DEBUT
With funds from an ACPC Community Arts Grant, Ray Gonzales’ Art in Public Places documentarydebuted over the weekend. “Art In Public Places” explores the rich history of community, culture, and farming found within the public arts of Placer County. All set to music by Olen Dilliingham, Western-Swing hall of fame musician, who shared his music for the soundtrack to this film.
ACPC GRANT MONEY
The ACPC may apply for National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) funds of up to $100,000 for subgranting. These Grants for Arts Projects are to support public engagement with, and access to, various forms of art across the nation, the creation of art, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life.

If you have a project that might align with this, or are interested to learn more, please let us know! Contact us on or before January 4:
Darci Frank, ACPC
POETS!

Deadline: Friday, January 28, 2022
 
The California Arts Council is seeking nominations for the next 
California Poet Laureate. The California Poet Laureate shall be appointed by the Governor. This appointment requires Senate confirmation.
Deadline:
Friday, January 28, 2022.
Learn more:
CREATING THE NEW
ARTS & CULTURE GUIDE
The Spring 2022 Placer County Arts & Culture Guide will be drafted this month. Have a fascinating story, or want to be included and support the arts as an advertiser? Contact us today to be a part of this colorful guide printed in partnership with Style Magazine:
ART CLASSES
Looking to learn a new art form, or for a great holiday gift? Give the gift of enrichment by joining a Placer County artist in an art class!
For the wee ones, to those young at heart, you'll find art classes and experiences for all ages. Another great way to celebrate Arts & Culture month! View all the opportunities:
SPOTLIGHT ON
ACPC GRANT RECIPIENT
Placer Repertory Theatre

Placer Repertory Theater's mission is to offer educational and quality-of-life enriching professional performing arts and cultural programs relevant to the people of Placer County, while supporting area organizations and acting as an economic engine for the area. With a Community Arts Grant, they provide the "Collaboration LAB" FREE. An open mic/open stage creative Lab (an incubator), which encourages networking and collaboration between the arts, culture & humanities. They are "open and welcoming to positive energy and creativity from all walks of humanity and all disciplines. We focus on equity and inclusion for all."

Thursday, January 27, 2022
7:00 p.m. FIRST LAB OF 2022
ACPC BOARD MEETING
January
ACPC Board Meeting dates and materials are posted on our website. December meeting includes introduction of Forecast Public Art Consultants working on the Cultural Mapping Study. Everyone is invited to join via Zoom link and agendas will be available on the website:
We believe that art should be a part of everyday living and when it is, everyone in the community benefits.
The Arts Council of Placer County promotes and advocates for all arts across Placer County to enrich and help develop the artistic culture of this region of Northern California.
The Arts Council of Placer County is the state and local partner of:
Placer County
California Arts Council