Economic impact of the arts study results to be released at Nevada City event
Know and Go
WHAT: Nevada County arts and economic prosperity, a public launch of key findings and a toast to the arts
WHEN: 5 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: Board of Supervisors Chambers, 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City
The key findings of Nevada County’s first comprehensive economic impact study of the arts will be shared at a Thursday meeting, according to a release.
Nevada County Arts Council invites the community to the 5 p.m. meeting at the Rood Center in Nevada City. The meeting is in partnership with Americans for the Arts and will be followed by a Toast to the Arts in the lobby.
During 2018 Nevada County Arts Council worked with Americans for the Arts to initiate the first countywide economic impact study of the arts, surveying close to 100 entities engaged in arts programming, and well over 1,000 audience members across Nevada County.
Joining Nevada County Arts Council will be Randy Cohen, vice president of research and policy at Americans for the Arts, the largest national advocacy organization in the United States. Cohen will help deliver key findings and explain the study’s rigorous methodology.
“Why launch in April?” asked Executive Director of the Nevada County Arts Council Eliza Tudor, who also serves on the board of directors for Californians for the Arts. “April is Arts, Culture and Creativity Month — announced formally this month. Our launch celebrates this important new moment in our calendar year, and we invite you to celebrate with us.”
Cohen will arrive in time for meetings with key stakeholders, such as the cities of Grass Valley and Nevada City, the Town of Truckee, and Nevada County Economic Resource Council’s executive committee. On April 23, Cohen will be attending California’s Arts Advocacy Day at the State Capitol in Sacramento.
The public is invited for an opportunity to learn more about how the arts create jobs, generate commerce and drive tourism in Nevada County.
“Here on the Western Slope of the Sierra we take pride that our three cities are under state designation as California Cultural Districts, and in every bit of the creativity that connects them in every corner of our mountain home,” Tudor said.
For more information, to go nevadacountyarts.org/arts-culture-creativity-month.
Source: Nevada County Arts Council
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