The Riverside Arts Council is a private, non-profit corporation whose mission is “to provide, develop, support and sustain the arts.” It is a state local partner of the California Arts Council and a leader among regional and state networks of local art agencies. Established in 1977, it is Riverside County’s central source for arts-related services, information, education and outreach. Connecting artists and art organizations within this ever-expanding region, RAC encourages the advancement, participation and integration of visual, literary and performing arts into the fabric of the communities it serves. Programs range from networking and regional arts and cultural infrastructure development to neighborhood revitalization, outreach and collaborative projects that proactively address community changes.
As Riverside County’s local arts agency, the Riverside Arts Council is committed to all forms of equity including but not limited to race, gender identity, sexual orientation, culture, age, and ability. Our commitment requires ongoing, concerted and purposeful action both internally through our work environment and externally through our programming and community partnerships.
Building an equitable culture requires intention,effort,and will be an ongoing process. This Riverside Arts Council Equity Statement will inspire greater collaboration, both internally and with community partners to advance equity across the region. Led by our Equity Statement, we will actively work to integrate equity into our operations and programs, and work toward justice, improving both the Riverside Arts Council and our broader community.