We Believe Art Matters
The Siskiyou County Arts Council believes that the arts are a societal cornerstone that bring people together and build community. Arts and culture have a direct impact on the health, welfare, and economic well being of all Californians and their communities. Arts education is an essential tool for healthy human development, core curriculum and lifelong learning that must be available to all—during early development years, during and after school, and for all ages.
- ECONOMIC IMPACT
• Jobs: 10% of CA jobs are part of the creative industries.
• Tourism: Arts travelers stay longer & spend more money than the average tourist.
- HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
• Civic Pride: Arts in a community lead to less poverty, more civic engagement, & social cohesion.
• Cross-Cultural harmony: The arts help people express values and triumph over their differences.
- ARTS EDUCATION
• 21st century workforce: Creativity is the #1 attribute sought by today’s employers.
• Academic Achievement: Students involved in the arts are 4x more likely to excel in school.
• College readiness: Low-income students with high arts engagement are more than twice as likely to graduate college as their peers with no arts education.
Siskiyou County, California
Siskiyou County is geographically diverse. From towering Mount Shasta (elev. 14,179 ft) near the center of the county, to lakes and dense forests, as well as desert, chaparral, and memorable waterfalls, the county is home to world-famous trout-fishing rivers and streams, such as the Sacramento and McCloud Rivers. The county is dotted as well with lakes and reservoirs, such as Castle Lake and Lake Siskiyou. Siskiyou County is a destination point for outdoor sports and recreation such as: skiing, snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, camping, and wilderness recreation.