Salina Arts & Humanities
The mission of Salina Arts & Humanities is "the cultivation of this place through the power of the arts and humanities to change lives and build community."
As a department of the City of Salina, Salina Arts & Humanities (SA&H) has served a unique role in arts advocacy since 1966. SA&H is noted nationally for the services it provides as a valued component of balanced local governance and for the financial and other support it provides many area arts organizations. Among the longtime programs SA&H directly produces are the Smoky Hill River Festival, Smoky Hill Museum, Arts Infusion Program, Horizons Grants Program, Community Art & Design, the Art a la Carte concert series and Cultural Creative Connections Newsletter.
Key to the long-range focus of Salina Arts & Humanities are four goals that comprise the city's Big Ideas Community Cultural Plan, adopted in 2008.
- Make arts, culture and heritage offerings welcoming, affordable, and accessible to all Salinans.
- Make our community a more beautiful place in which to live, work, and visit.
- Use the arts as an engine to drive economic development and downtown and community revitalization.
- Make Salina a model community for cultural-sector coordination, unity, and support.
Click here to view the Big Ideas Community Cultural Plan.