Arts For The Schools
- Non Profits: Arts, Culture, History
- Organizations (theater, dance, advocacy, non-profits)
- Chamber Member
Arts For The Schools is a bi-state 501 (c)3 non-profit that fundamentally believes that access and exposure to the arts is essential for all. Arts For The Schools fills the gaps in visual and performing arts education for more than 10,000 children at K-12 schools and provides access to artistic excellence for the public. For 34 years Arts For The Schools has encouraged children and adults to create, perform, learn, lead, understand and discover.
We operate four programs. Two of the programs are for students, the Performing Arts program and the Visual Arts Artist in Residence program. We also operate two programs for the public, onSTAGE and The Breakfast Club. Today Arts For The Schools serves 25 regional schools in California and Nevada and dozens of communities in our service area spanning two states and four counties.
Founded in 1984 by Terry Yagura, Arts For The Schools sought to address the decline in arts programming in schools - one of the unintended consequences of the 1978 ratification of California's Proposition 13, which drastically reduced educational funding statewide. As a result, schools in the region now rely on Arts For The Schools to provide arts education programming for over 10,000 regional students each year.
Member EventsFriday Apr 5, 2019Borrowing, mixing and adapting musical traditions is at the heart of music. Nation Beat singularly conjures up this elemental musical charm, drawing on the source of rhythm that lit up jazz. From the Brazil drumming, propelled by sounds of New Orleans-flavored brass, this music makes you dance! Nation Beat’s mission is to unite the rural music of Brazil maracatu and NOLA roots to all audiences with their joyful Carnival-style rhythms. ...read moreSaturday May 4, 2019Mad River Theater Works sets deep roots in their songwriting and storytelling while exploring the valiant and courageous personalities in American History. While focusing on culture and community, Mad River Theater Works strives to challenge racism and intolerance thorough their performances. Audiences take a glimpse into the past as Mad River Theater presents “Wings of Courage” an unbelieved story of Eugene Bullard, an African-American boxer, jazz musician and World War I flying Ace. ...read more
Whom to Contact
- Arts For The Schools10833 Donner Pass RdSte. 201Truckee, CA 96161Phone: (530) 582-8278
Located on Donner Pass Road next to the Nevada County Library and Sheriff's depart inside the Levon Professional Building.