Salina Arts & Humanities

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.

  1. Make arts, culture and heritage offerings welcoming, affordable, and accessible to all Salinans.
  2. Make our community a more beautiful place in which to live, work, and visit.
  3. Use the arts as an engine to drive economic development and downtown and community revitalization.
  4. Make Salina a model community for cultural-sector coordination, unity, and support.

Click here to view the Big Ideas Community Cultural Plan.