The Sierra County Arts Council is always seeking opportunities to bring more cultural events and programs to our geographically isolated communities. We do not enjoy the same volunteer base and funding resources as our urban neighbors. The AMS program is designed to make the greatest use of our resources to collaborate with local organizations to bring more art and music to all parts of Sierra County.
In 2016 we introduced the AMS program which has contributed to events for local organizations including the Loyalton Rotary, the Forest City Historical Society, the Sierra County Historical Society, Sierra City Fire Auxiliary, the Alleghany Community Water Department, and Lions Club.
Local organizations, civic groups, non-governmental organizations, and non-profits are eligible to apply for funding to hire artists and musicians to enhance events and programing through the AMS program. Funding of up to $500 per year per organization and per artist(s) or musician(s) is available through the AMS program.
All events and programming must take place in Sierra County. All funds will be paid directly to the musician(s) or artist(s) providing the service. Events and programs funded through the AMS program will be featured on the Sierra County Arts Councils website calendar of events. The easy one-page application may be downloaded on our website at www.sierracountyartscouncil.org There are no application deadlines. Funds are limited and awarded on a first come first served basis. Organizations that have not received funding in the past will have priority this year. The Sierra County Arts Council is State-Local Partner with the California Arts Council.