October 20th, 2017
Plumas County locals enjoying a Plumas Arts event.
PLUMAS ARTS RANKS WITH THE BEST IN THE STATE
Plumas Arts has been designated by the County Board of Supervisors to serve as our county’s representative in the California Arts Council’s State Local partnership program since 1981.
Each year the organization makes an application to the program for operating funds through a competitive grant application process. Grants are ranked based on the criteria of Local Arts Networking, Community Engagement and Fiscal Management and Leadership.
In the organization’s most recent application Plumas Arts was ranked at the highest possible level with the likes of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, San Diego and Sonoma counties.
“We were one of only several rural North State arts councils and the least populated of any applicant to be in the top ranks,” comments Executive Director Roxanne Valladao. “Grants are reviewed by a panel of arts professionals representing diverse areas and expertise throughout the state. “It is particularly meaningful to be held in such high esteem by our peers.”
The review panel was impressed with “how much the agency achieves with such a small population”… “good range of revenue streams”… “the commendable support of a dedicated membership” and “how well (Plumas Arts) works within a variety of community sectors.”
The State-Local Partnership program fosters cultural development on the local level through a partnership between the CAC and local arts agencies throughout the State. Partners are tasked to enable the creation, presentation, and preservation of the arts of all cultures to enrich the quality of life for all Californians.