As the official local arts agency in Napa County, it is our role to connect, advocate and lead the arts community countywide. By building a network of advocates, organizing policy initiatives, and empowering the industry through education, information, and resources, we serve to benefit all residents with a more sustainable, accessible and quality local arts scene. Our current core programs focus on communication, cultural tourism, public art, and K-12 education.
Arts Council Napa Valley (ACNV) began in 1963, founded by a small grassroots group of passionate community leaders to help organize and support the community's arts activities. In 1981 the then volunteer team incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation to accept donations and apply for grants to grow its breadth of services. Today ACNV is a professionally-run organization designated as the county’s agency, executing services countywide through professional staff and expert program consultants.
Arts Council Napa Valley provides leadership that unites, supports, and enhances our exceptional arts and culture community.
Throughout Napa County the arts are celebrated, fostering a cultural center that inspires the world.
Innovation. Inclusivity. Collaboration. Integrity. Strategy. Fun.
Olivia has served as President and CEO of Arts Council Napa Valley since March 2012. Prior to her current position, Olivia spent two years as an ACNV board member as well as President and Co-Founder of Wandering Rose, an alternative arts organization serving next generation Napa County residents. Olivia graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Cinematic Arts including an Honors Certificate from the Institute for Multimedia Literacy.
Prior to her current position, Colette earned a degree in Public Relations and studied music extensively since age 8, including performing and academic music arts. Having been a musician and arts advocate for over 15 years, Colette is passionate about forwarding the arts in the Napa community.
Arts Council Napa Valley’s board of directors represent a diverse cross-section of Napa County’s local arts, business, education, and community leadership. Together the board of directors are responsible for governing the organization through financial oversight, strategic vision, and policy - guiding ACNV’s direction for advocacy and services in the community, relevant to the current and future needs of the arts.
Directors are elected to the Board annually, each serving a three-year term, beginning July 1 of each year. If you are interested in serving on the board, elections are held each year in June with an annual deadline of April 30th for consideration. Please download the application and responsibilities packet for further information or contact Olivia Everett at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an informational interview.