The City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts fall season is designed to coincide with October as National Arts & Humanities Month, the largest annual celebration for arts and humanities in the nation. As a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America, National Arts & Humanities Month was launched by Americans for the Arts and national arts partners with the goals of:
FOCUSING on the arts at local, state and national levels
ENCOURAGING individuals and organizations to participate in the arts
ALLOWING governments and businesses to show their support of the arts
RAISING public awareness about the role the arts and humanities play in our communities and lives
With the acceptance of the Arts & Culture Master Plan last year, the City of Carlsbad has affirmed its support for the arts as an integral part of daily life and a key component to enhancing the quality of life for all residents. This 10 year plan supports a new vision and is embodied in specific initiatives and programs including a guest artist residency that brings Ken Waldman, Alaska’s fiddler poet, to Carlsbad for a week this October.
“Most importantly, this arts programming is designed to celebrate local talent and showcase a notable array of gifted performers, musicians and artists from the region and across the nation,” commented Richard L. Schultz, MFA, cultural arts manager.