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Creative Sonoma Arts Action Plan
Adopted by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on June 24, 2014
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors commissioned the Economic Development Board with development of the Creative Sonoma Arts Action Plan to advance its arts sector, both nonprofit and commercial, throughout the county and beyond.
The primary purpose of this project is to identify what type of arts and creative sector leadership is needed and appropriate for the county.
Download: Creative Sonoma Arts Action Plan (PDF: 563 kb)
April 22, 2015
This workshop will present a panel of Foundation leaders representing funders of the arts and creative activities in Sonoma County. It will be moderated by John McGuirk, Program Director of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
April 2, 2015
Led by Cathy Kimball, Executive Director of the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, this workshop will help visual artists learn how to present their work to attract more attention and sales.
March 26, 2015
This workshop is directed toward both board and staff members of nonprofit arts organizations. Nancy Glaze, Interim Director of Creative Sonoma, will take you through the process of board development and engagement, roles of staff and board, and the fundamentals of good governance.
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April 17, 2015
Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Disaster Field Operations Center - West today reminded small, nonfarm businesses in 57 California counties and neighboring counties in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon of the May 18 deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. These low-interest loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the drought in the following primary counties that began on January 1, 2014.
March 9, 2015
Sonoma County Restaurant Week will be held March 9th -15th and will feature a wide variety of restaurants and culinary options that feature local ingredients at great prices. Participating restaurants are located throughout the County from the heart of Santa Rosa to the bustling squares in Healdsburg, Windsor, and Sonoma, and the waterfront of Petaluma and the Coast.
February 27, 2015
The 2015 Sonoma County Beer, Cider & Spirits Conference will convene the dynamic Sonoma County craft beer, cider and spirits industry for a half-day event to be held on February 27, 2015 from 1:00pm to 5:30pm at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa, CA.
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