Connecting the arts, fostering collaboration and building community.

About Arts Alliance Davis

Arts Alliance Davis is a group of dedicated individuals representing artists, arts and civic organizations and presenters, local businesses, and community members in Davis. The Alliance encourages collaboration, promotes the Arts to residents and visitors, and advocates for public and private support of the arts in all facets of our community. By sharing resources we strive to offer support and mentoring to each other, develop partnerships to strengthen our arts community, and connect with audiences in new and meaningful ways.

Strategic Planning

The Alliance recognizes the tremendous role the arts have played in cultivating the community that is Davis today, as well as the critical role the arts can play in impacting the future health and vitality of our community—economically, culturally, and socially.

With support from a CA Arts Council Creative California Communities grant, the Arts Alliance has developed short- and long-term goals and a Strategic Plan for Creative Programs in partnership with the City of Davis. The process allowed the Alliance to work with a professional strategist to capitalize on group strengths and develop a plan for positively impacting creative activity in the Davis community. The Strategic Plan identifies near-term strategies, including neighborhood-based place making, building community capacity for inclusion (e.g. developing cross-cultural relationships and engagement strategies), and promoting Davis’ diverse community histories through arts and culture. The process also helped to define shared core values, community identity, and a future vision for Davis. During this period of growth, Alliance membership has more than tripled and creative collaborations have flourished.

Alliance Officers

Acting President
Natalie Nelson, penceartdirector@sbcglobal.net

Officers
Timothy Nutter, arttheaterofdavis@gmail.com
Rachel Hartsough, rhartsough@cityofdavis.org