For Arts' Sake is the Creative Action Plan for the Sacramento Metropolitan Area, published in June, 2010 as a blueprint to strengthen and celebrate Sacramento's creative industries.
Sacramento is a region where arts and artists flourish. "For Arts' Sake" is a community-wide initiative to make sure this continues. Artists, arts organizations, civic enterprises, arts enthusiasts and civic leaders are working together to implement an ambitious plan to strengthen the arts in Sacramento. The result will be a stronger arts scene that contributes to economic vitality, civic pride, and community spirit.
Presented by: Mayor Kevin Johnson, For Arts’ Sake Coalition, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, and the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau
Arts Day of Giving - April 29, 2013
For Arts' Sake, GiveLocalNow, the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, and the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, in partnership with the region's arts councils and other key partners, launched the region's first 24-hour Day of Giving for the Arts on April 29, 2013.
Thanks to each and every one of the 3,460 donors and sponsors who gave to the arts on the Arts Day of Giving, raising more than $500,000 for 78 arts and cultural organizations in the Sacramento region. The community came to life Monday morning with social media campaigns that generated almost 1,000 new donors and expanded the philanthropic base for the arts in our region.
Many thanks to the sponsors who contributed to the $100,000 matching funds including the Sacramento Community Region Foundation, Wells Fargo, Western Health Advantage, Barry and Lynda Keller, Enlow and Melena Ose Arts Endowment Fund, SAFE Credit Union, Jean Runyon Endowment for the Arts Fund and Teichert Foundation. The match was principal incentive and inspiration for the organizations to participate and the donors to contribute. Thanks also to the 26 restaurants, coffee houses and others who offered incentives to give at their establishments throughout the day.