The California Arts Council announced its plans to award $9,000 to Shasta County Arts Council (SCAC) as part of its Veterans Initiative in the Arts program.
Each year, we install and exhibit the work of regional artists on a rotating basis with 7 shows per year including the annual Juried High School Art Show that attracted 16 Shasta County high schools and more than 500+ entries and a NEW Juried Middle School Art Show with 6 participating schools -and 200+ entries.
SCAC is the lead organization in a six-county arts and culture alliance known as the True North Arts & Culture Alliance – recently recognized as a Regional Network by the California Arts Council. This group consists of five arts councils: Butte, Tehama, Shasta, Modoc and Trinity (Siskiyou’s Arts Council is under reorganization but included in the alliance); and CSU, Chico and other venues and organizations throughout the region. It represents nearly 18,000 square miles (larger than 9 U.S. states yet has only 500,000 people). We formed the alliance to increase organizational capacity among our organizations and to expose more adults and particularly school children to quality artists in residence and programming.