City of Rancho Cucamonga Public Art Committee
Policy Committee, San Bernardino County Arts Council
City of Ontario Arts and Culture Committee
City of Ontario 2018 Festival of the Arts Committee
Lightspeed Makerspace Board, Ontario Community Library
California Arts Council 2018 Grant Panelist Pool
Sheets, Sheets & Caughman Exhibition Planning Committee
The Arts Area is reaching out to organizations and individuals seeking collaboration opportunities. Please share with us your mission to develop and support the creative economy of the Inland Empire of Southern California. We look forward to partnering with you in Making Art Work For Everyone.
The Arts Area, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, approaches the three pillars of academic, economic, and civic engagement in a holistic manner to connect the disparate components of the community, support existing opportunities to reduce redundancies, and improve the overall health of the local creative economy. The advantages to having a coordinated network of creative industry partners include the ability to pool resources, coordinate community efforts, share valuable experience and knowledge, and marketing. Network collaboration will also build improved workforce and internship structures to better support the goals of local artists, academic institutions, and creative industry organizations and businesses.
Our local communities have a variety of individual direct service providers and arts organizations. These include a range of wonderful cultural assets from home-based workshops, artist studios, and offering private lessons, to community museums and performing arts schools. Some of these organizations have been established for years or even decades, providing a focussed service to the community, but often face challenges growing to an economically stable position. The result has been that organizations continue to rely almost exclusively on volunteer staff and have not been able to build the needed professional business infrastructure. The current absence of a broadly established local creative economy has kept the creative industries somewhat stagnant in the region. Building collaborative partnerships across the broader scope of the creative economy provides individuals and organizations access to important educational and professional networks to support their goals.