Join us to walk through the first draft of plan and learn what’s next.

You are invited to join the conversation once again about the future of the arts in our city and region as part of Creative Edge: Sacramento’s Arts, Culture, and Creative Economy Plan.

The plan will envision how our community engages with the arts, culture and creative economy for the next five to seven years. It is also the last City event to be held at Memorial Auditorium before it undergoes renovations. Learn more at CreativeEdge.CityofSacramento.org.

“We have been overwhelmed by how passionate Sacramentans are about arts, and culture, and the desire to strengthen our creative economy,” said City of Sacramento’s Director of Cultural and Creative Economy Jonathan Glus. “We are extending an open invitation to all to come together one last time and hear what we heard before we move forward.”

The draft plan will be shared via the City Express blog on Monday, accompanied by an online survey for those that cannot attend the town hall.

CREATIVE EDGE – Last Call Town Hall – tickets still available

Monday, April 23, 6-7:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Sacramento Memorial Auditorium – 1515 J Street

RSVP for free: CreativeEdgeLastCall.EventBrite.com

Following opening remarks, there will be discussion and prioritization of recommendations in the plan.

The draft plan, which will be discussed at the meeting, is the result of widespread community engagement including, 66 In-depth interviews, 57 discussion groups, 10 City Council District community forums, one community wide town hall, 1009 open online community-wide survey respondents and 700 phone survey respondents.

A few take-aways from the draft plan:

  • Arts education reigned supreme in its importance and agreed upon need from the community of Sacramento;
  • Access and equity will be a priority, as will greater neighborhood-based cultural resources;
  • The cultural plan recommends more grants for creative businesses and entrepreneurs, convenings of  artists, students and higher education institutions, simplified grants and permitting procedures, and an in-depth creative economy assessment.

Following the town hall, the final draft will be released in May followed by the adoption by Sacramento City Council. In July, implementation will begin.