Grass Valley, Calif. April 16, 2019 – Nevada County Arts Council invites the community to a significant meeting on Thursday April 18 at 5pm at the Rood Center in Nevada City. At this time, in partnership with Americans for the Arts, the key findings of Nevada County’s first comprehensive economic impact study of the arts will be shared, 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 1000 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. Randy will fly from Washington DC to help deliver key findings and explain the study’s rigorous methodology.

Eliza Tudor, Executive Director at Nevada County Arts Council also serves on the Board of Directors for Californians for the Arts. “Why launch in April? April is Arts, Culture & 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. The following week, on April 23, Cohen will be attending California’s Arts Advocacy Day at the State Capitol in Sacramento. This important day will see hundreds flocking to the Capitol in support of the arts and creativity in California.

Nevada County Arts Council and its partners, as well as Americans for the Arts welcomes the public during California’s inaugural Arts, Culture & Creativity Month at this important public launch, to learn more about how the arts create jobs, generate commerce and drive tourism in Nevada County.

Says Tudor, “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.”

Learn more about arts advocacy at Nevada County Arts Council at where you will find important links and ways to connect!

WHAT: Nevada County Arts & Economic Prosperity
A Public Launch of Key Findings & A Toast to the Arts
WHEN: Thursday April 18 at 5pm
WHERE: Board of Supervisors Chambers, 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City