The Bozeman Cultural Council (BCC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and strengthening the cultural assets of the Bozeman area for the benefit of residents and visitors. The BCC defines culture broadly to include: history, heritage, humanities, the arts and individual artists, natural resources, agriculture, and Native American culture and heritage.
The purpose of the Bozeman Cultural Council is to:
Build public participation in culture, through marketing and related efforts to expand resident and visitor audiences.
Build collaborations between culture and community to further quality of life and economic development.
Strengthen public awareness and understanding of the value of the cultural and natural resources of the region.
Strengthen the economic base of the cultural efforts in the Bozeman community through new revenue development.
Create and support opportunities for cultural organizations and individuals to serve as valued resources to the culture and economy of the region.
Advocate and support efforts that make culture and the arts basic to education.
“Culture plays a lead role in defining the face we present to the wider world.”
Creative Newfoundland and Labrador | Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Steve Jackson is Curator of Art and Photography at the Museum of the Rockies, Montana State University. He has a Masters of Fine Art in photography and printmaking and holds an adjunct professor position with the School of Film and Photography at MSU where he teaches two courses on the history of photography and a class on photography theory and criticism.
Bonnie Sachatello-Sawyer is the executive director of Hopa Mountain, a Bozeman based nonprofit that invests in rural and tribal citizen leaders who are improving education, ecological health, and economic development. A founding member of the BCC, she is grateful for the opportunity to support the vibrant cultural and artistic leaders in our community.
Katy has a background in design and interactive programming and currently works as a freelance designer. She believes technology is wonderful but there is no comparison to seeing and experiencing art and culture first-hand. She hopes to use her skills to increase community awareness and support for Bozeman Cultural Council.
An award-winning journalist and DJ on KGLT, Jodi Hausen’s journalistic mission is relating the stories of marginalized populations. Formerly a set and costume designer, performer and wilderness EMT, Jodi has taught skiing, participated in wilderness rescues, competed in figure skating and triathlons and built floats for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.