Poetry Project: California Fire & Water

Molly Fisk, the poet laureate of Nevada County, has been named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow — one of 13 nationwide to be honored. She is receiving a $75,000 award in recognition of her literary merit and to support civic programs. Fisk plans to launch “California Fire & Water,” a statewide teaching, anthology, […]

Federal analysis: Arts, culture add $700 billion to economy

Today’s creative economy gets a big boost from the arts, according to new data from the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The latest figures cover 1998 to 2013 and they spotlight fast-growing arts industries, export trends, employment figures, consumer data, and more. In 2013, arts and cultural production […]

Arts a bigger economic engine that previously thought

The arts are a bigger driver of gross domestic product and jobs than previously estimated, according to a new report from the National Endowment for the Arts. Among the new estimates are: • In 2012, arts and cultural production contributed more than $698 billion to the U.S. economy, or 4.32 percent to the U.S. gross […]

ART OnSite debuts first public art project on September 7

On September 7, ART OnSite will unveil their first public art works project — aiming to bring people and the natural environment together in an innovative and artistic way. The project features works from eight international artists installed along the nine-mile Deer Creek Tribute Trail, in Nevada City, CA. Each artist was selected based on […]

CATS: Arts & Culture beyond Theater, on Oct. 14 with sake tasting

THOUGH KNOWN FOR ITS EXCEPTIONAL theatrical productions, CATS (or Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra) has offered cultural enrichment programs since the late 1990s. The programs consist of workshops, excursions, classes, concerts, readings, films, lectures and storytelling—in the foothills and throughout Northern California. CATS invites you to participate in their summer and fall programs. Expanding […]

Nevada County Arts wins $25K grant from National Endowment for the Arts

Congratulations to Nevada County Arts for receiving a $25,000 “Our Town” grant from the National Endowment for the Arts! http://arts.gov/news/2012/national-endowment-arts-announces-2012-our-town-grant-recipients The proposal for the grant (public art along the Tribute Trail on Dear Creek in Nevada City) is here: http://www.nevadacityca.gov/sites/all/modules/tinytinymce/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/filemanager/files/ccpackets2012/cc-feb22-04_001_3.pdf

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