Advancing the Arts

We nurture and invest in artists, culture, and the arts throughout Santa Cruz County.About Us

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Create & Develop Grants Application Now Open

Every year, we distribute $200,000+ directly to our community’s artists and arts organizations. Our Create Grant and Develop Grant applications are open February 14 - March 20, 2024. Find the right opportunity for you.

Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists

From February 1 to June 6, the Central Coast Creative Corps program in partnership with Springboard for the Arts and six Arts Councils on the Central Coast will be offering free bi-weekly virtual classes. These classes will be taught by a group of Central Coast artists.

Announcing the January 2024 Grantee Awards

We are excited to offer 47 grants to Santa Cruz County artists and arts organizations totaling over $140K!

New Release: Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 Study

Groundbreaking Study Reveals Economic and Social Impact of $68 million Nonprofit Arts and Culture Sector in Santa Cruz County
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