The Metropolitan Arts Partnership
The Metropolitan Arts Partnership

Welcome to MAP

The Metropolitan Arts Partnership (MAP) is designed to increase traditionally under-served audiences by strengthening arts education and outreach programs in schools, performance venues and neighborhood centers, which are provided by our affiliated members throughout Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, El Dorado, Sutter and Yuba Counties.

The members of MAP are all certified nonprofit arts groups based in Sacramento and neighboring counties. All our members have demonstrated a history of artistic excellence and an impressive record of educational outreach projects that benefit every member of our community. These agencies adhere to strict professional accounting and administrative standards. Membership is free and open to any arts or cultural nonprofit organization that meets the standards set by the State Campaign guidelines, and that has at least one year of experience in community arts education programming.

MAP’s mission is to ensure that all member agencies meet professional artistic, educational, fiscal and organizational standards of excellence. MAP also seeks to increase the availability of local arts and cultural services, and to promote our cultural industry as a key ingredient to a better quality of life for all residents of the Sacramento region.

Michelle Walker, a co-founder and executive director of MAP, passed away on January 29, 2013. She left behind a clear vision for supporting the arts and a vibrant organization to carry it out. Michelle integrated the arts into the giving campaigns of public and private employees. MAP channels those donations to an array of arts organizations, large and small, for education and new audiences. Most recently, Michelle envisioned sponsoring a fusion between the arts, inventors and innovators, which MAP is now developing. For her, creativity has no boundaries. For Michelle’s many friends, family and colleagues her passing is deeply felt. For MAP, her vision provides an inspiration for producing programs that will bring ever-growing support and recognition to the arts in the years to come.

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Some of the educational outreach projects of MAP member agencies:

  • “Artists in Schools” – in school programs by which arts disciplines are integrated into students’ curriculum through short-term residencies
  • After School writing workshops for youth focusing on contemporary Chicano culture
  • “Art Blast” – Saturday afternoon workshops in the arts at the Crocker Art Museum
  • Symphonic music in the parks. Families listening to the works of Strauss and viewing Viennese dancers
  • Young people participating in professional youth orchestras receiving both training and performing experience
  • Traditional Hmong quilting workshops for children and adults
  • Subsidized tickets for low-income children and families to see professionally mounted plays, symphonies and dance productions
  • “Camp Music Circus” – one week summer program for 9 to 14 year olds

For more information
please call (916) 442-4016
Metropolitan Arts Partnership
1911 18th Street Sacramento, CA 95811


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