CLARA believes that the arts enrich lives — and access to quality arts education has the potential to transform a child’s future. In an unprecedented partnership, CLARA and her tenants provide in-school artist residencies, workshops, internships, tickets, scholarships for SCUSD students.

CLARA’s home at the historic Fremont School is possible thanks to an innovative partnership with Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD). The District has donated use of the building on a long-term lease, allowing our tenants to pay drastically reduced rental and facilities costs. In return, the tenants pay forward their “rent” in the form of arts education programs for SCUSD students.

Over the course of our first two years, CLARA and her tenants provided 3,400 SCUSD students with over 12,000 hours of arts education across all grade levels.

In 2019, our programming is expanding to serve the greater Sacramento region by offering in-school artists residencies to additional school districts and community program partners.