March 19, 2020
Update from the Office of Arts and Culture

The Office of Arts and Culture is committed to serving our creative community in these exceptional times. We are all in this together. Our office is mobilizing quickly to provide support and are working on the following:  

  • Coordinating with local organizations and the Mayor’s office to develop emergency relief plans for the creative economy. 

  • Sharing lists of resources for individual artists and arts non-profits. 

  • Postponing all public group events and activities in the interest of the safety of staff and community members, and working with partners to develop online content for the arts community. 

  • Working with artists-in-residence and grantees on solutions to the changes happening with their projects. 

  • Our Office of Film and Media is working behind the scenes on the website, marketing materials, and location gallery images to be better poised to attract film and media when content begins again. 

Many of our staff are available via email as our office has been transitioned to work from home. Please be sure you are subscribed to our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates. There are also two important surveys we strongly encourage artists and arts organizations to fill out; one is from the California Arts Council and the other is being conduced by Americans for the Arts . These surveys provide important data of the impact of COVID-19 on the arts and culture sectors. 

If you are a local non-profit organization, we encourage you to register on the Sacramento Region Community Foundation's website to learn more about their emergency funding.

A short list of resources below. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more! 

Health, School, and Employee/Employer Resources

Artist and Arts Non-Profit Resources

Resources for Freelance Artists  

Be safe, and stay healthy!