About ACPC

Our Mission

The Arts Council of Placer County promotes and advocates for all arts across Placer County to enrich and help develop the artistic culture of our region of Northern California and beyond.

Since 1983, the Arts Council of Placer County has been building community through arts and culture. We believe art should be a part of everyday living and that everyone in the community benefits when it is.

The Arts Council of Placer County (formerly PlacerArts), serves communities throughout Placer County by offering arts and culture grants, promoting and advocating for arts programs across the county and nearby regions, serving as a conduit of information, resources, and hands-on assistance for the success of the arts.

Our Vision

ACPC is committed to using the arts to drive racial equity and social justice. The ACPC uses policies and purposeful marketing programs that bring together people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences.

We are committed to the just and equitable disbursement of resources and support. We will fully integrate race equity into every aspect of our operations and promote art as a tool to break down any barriers.

ACPC Values

We bring these core values to everything we do to support Arts within Placer County.

Core Programs & Services

As the designated State-Local partner of Placer County and the California Arts Council, the Arts Council of Placer County (ACPC) administers the Community Arts Grants. These grants support and supplement a broad array of arts and cultural programs throughout Placer County, allowing more people to connect and benefit from more art. Priority for grant awards is placed on programs that serve historically underserved populations, and those who will most greatly benefit from art experiences.

ACPC provides artists and art lovers with many different resources for staying connected. Our Art Events Calendar provides a comprehensive list of upcoming events and our Arts Directory includes listings of Placer County Artists, Venues, and Organizations in all mediums. We actively promote the arts through our outreach program which includes onsite participation with an interactive booth at concerts, festivals, and events that provide direct contact and engagement with the public.

The ACPC provides hands-on assistance, promotes arts programs, and connects audiences and participants. Additionally, we provide information, tools, and resources to assist in all things arCsCc, including marketing and partnering with arts organizations. We work to leverage grant funding and promote arts and culture to residents and visitors.

“The arts and humanities teach us who we are and what we can be. They lie in the very core of the culture of which we’re a part”
– Ronald Reagan