Advancing the Arts

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Open Studios 2024 Selected Artists

Announcing our Open Studios 2024 Artists! Out of 400 applications, 324 were juried into this year's tour. Mark your calendars for this year's tour dates. North County, October 5 & 6. South County, October 12 & 13. All County, October 19 & 20.

Announcing Create Grant & Develop Grant Cycle 2 Grantees

This cycle, we awarded 25 grants totaling $38,500 to artists and arts organizations throughout Santa Cruz County. Please join us in celebrating this cycle's awardees!

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.

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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