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For Arts’ Sake Taking the Pulse of Sacramento Artists

Sacramento there is always lots of talk about the quantity and quality of theater productions, art events, concerts or music and dance performances, but rarely do we hear people talking about what it takes to be and live as an artist in Sacramento. With all the actors, musicians, visual artists, performers, designers, architects, writers, chefs, and other creative professionals in the region, it makes sense to ask this question, so that we can truly be a place where arts and artists thrive.

For Arts’ Sake – the coalition of artists, arts managers and arts enthusiasts seeking to strengthen the eco-system for Sacramento arts and culture – has launched an online survey directed to all the creative professionals in the greater Sacramento region. The goal is to answer basic questions of how to live and work as an artist in the region. This survey will provide collective information about how artists find resources to help them improve their craft, support their financial needs, market their productions, and connect with resources to help them do business better.

The information will shape an action agenda to address gaps and build on strengths that emerge as we take the pulse of the arts community and see where we are healthy and where we need additional support.
For Arts’ Sake seeks to hear from 1000 artists from all creative fields.

If you live in the 5 county regions surrounding Sacramento, and you work in any art form, please add your voice to this effort. For Arts’ Sake will be collecting survey responses throughout July.

Fill in the survey and share it with other artistic professionals in Sacramento that you know. The survey can be easily accessed in For Arts’ Sake Website at www.forartsake.org, our Facebook page or by clicking in the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SacArtistSurvey2011

Disclosure: Deborah Edward Ph.D. is the Project Manager for For Arts’ Sake, a creative action plan for the Sacramento metropolitan region, presented by Mayor Kevin Johnson, the For Arts’ Sake Coalition, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission and the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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