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Destination Nevada County

Premium visitors magazine for Nevada County produced by the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce

Truckee Arts in

Truckee Arts in Education, in general, is key to our work and sees us working across at least eleven Nevada County schools annually to ensure arts education where core funding is most lacking. For this, we partner with both California Arts Council and California Alliance for Arts Education. It’s been a big year for poetry, with the inauguration of a Poet Laureate program for Nevada County and we are working with a variety of community partners on our new annual Sierra Poetry Festival. We are also engaging with schools across the county on national and international poetry initiatives such as Poetry Out Loud and Dream A Difference. How can the community get involved? Our goal is to support and grow an innovative, resilient and diverse arts community. Part of this means inspiring all sectors of the community—our creative, business, hi-tech and health industries—to work with us to support our new state designation. We already know that both the social and economic return on investment is high. Step forward if you’d like to get involved in the planning process for our communities, whether as part of a committee, through public art planning, or because you’d like to invest financially. Attend our stakeholder meetings. There’s one coming up in January—watch this space. Nevada County’s arts events are listed on our online arts calendar at nevadacountyarts.org – a sort of one-stop for the arts – and you can find out more about California Cultural Districts at caculturaldistricts.org. Eliza Tudor is Executive Director of Nevada County Arts Council. She has multi-discipline experience as an arts leader across the visual, literary and performing arts spanning the US, Australia, and the UK. Most recently, having acquired her masters in cultural policy, Eliza worked as a senior development executive and international strategist for the arts and humanities at the University of Oxford. Upon her return to the US in 2015, Eliza directed Yuba Sutter Arts Council following its re-opening after a period of post-recession closure. Eliza took the reins at Nevada County Arts Council in early 2016 and has since worked closely with the California Arts Council to secure grant funding to support artists residencies and initiatives, as well as a fast-growing arts education program. Eliza can be reached at eliza@nevadacountyarts.org or by phone at (530) 718 0727. Continued on page 18 18 DESTINATION Nevada County

The Center for the Arts is the only cultural organization in Nevada County that offers such a variety of programming including music, dance, comedy, visual and theater arts. With more than 150 performances a year, we continue to grow as a respectable showcase for local, regional, national, and international talent. Since 2014 The Center has been producing California WorldFest, a celebration of world music, culture and art, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. For more information on upcoming shows THECENTERFORTHEARTS.ORG • WORLDFEST.NET 314 W. MAIN ST, GRASS VALLEY • 530.274.8384 “The whole vibe here in Grass Valley is fantastic. We need more of this in the country. Real community...is happening.” – Wynton Marsalis, internationally acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader & educator JULY 12-15, 2018 • MUSIC CONNECTS US ALL This summer at the NEVADA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS! DESTINATION Nevada County 19